MoAF proposes Nu 3.1bn on school and hospital feeding program

With the change in the School Feeding Program (SFP) to National School Feeding Program (NSFP), the Ministry of Agriculture and Forest (MoAF) has proposed Nu 3.1bn to school and hospital feeding program (SHFP) to supply the schools and the hospitals with domestically produced quality food. MoAF has developed strategies for schools and hospitals including livestock […]

SAARC Development Fund disburses US$13mn loan for purchase of Drukair ATR 42-600

The SAARC Development Fund (SDF) in Thimphu disbursed loan amount of US$ 13mn (around Nu 918mn) to Drukair Corporation Limited for the purchase of Drukair ATR aircraft yesterday. This is following the agreement signed between the Ministry of Finance, SDF and Drukair on 13 August 2019. Documents were signed by Finance Minister Namgay Tshering, CEO […]

Bhutan Nail Spa – a beauty treat for your fingers

If you need any kind of nail and beautification services, then Nail spa would be a perfect walk in for you. Located next to the Bhutan Broadcasting Services (BBS) office, below the Ministry of Information and Communications (MoIC) in Chubachu, the one-room cozy apartment houses the Nail spa which Dechen Pelden and her husband Tenzin […]

Protect children from predators

Many of us have been horrified by the rape of two minors that took place within two consecutive days in Dagana and Paro earlier this week. In Dagana, a five-year-old girl was allegedly raped on September 18. On the next day on September 19, a class II student of a school in Paro, who was […]

‘Above all, the most important thing is to complete the race’

Pelden Wangchuk, 20, from Drujaygang, Dagana stormed to victory in the 10th Tour of the Dragon winning the title of the son of the dragon this year. Business Bhutan reporter Kinley Yonten caught up with him for a question and answer session to find out the secrets to his tenacity and success. Tell us about […]

Dhamdhum Industrial Park ready for industries

Promoters who have applied for plots in Dhamdum Industrial Park can now start with their industries. Applicants who have completed the approval procedures can start in pocket A. Once the National Land Commission (NLC) completes the procedure by allotting the plots, they can start operation, according to Project Manager Sonam Zangmo. However, the Industrial Infrastructure […]

Govt. won’t interfere in Home Minister’s court proceedings – PM

Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering maintained that the government will not interfere in judiciary proceedings of the Home Minister’s case because the appeal system is not completed during the 30th press meet yesterday, Home Minister Dasho Sherub Gyeltshen was convicted last month by the Thimphu dzongkhag court’s criminal bench I to two months in prison […]

Moratorium on mining lifted

The Department of Geology and Mines (DGM) under the Ministry of Economy Affairs (MoEA) has lifted the moratorium on mining that was announced on 17th February 2014. The ministry lifted the moratorium and issued notification of the new development on September 6 this year. According to the ministry, there are changes in the application process […]

As Samtse town develops, business declines

As Samtse town develops, businesses in town are not doing very well. With increasing number of shops and other services, daily sales are on a decline. Most businessmen in town said that the opening of Phuentsholing-Samtse National Highway has prompted people of northern Samste like Dorokha, Denchukha Dungtoed, Panbari and Khempagaun to travel to Phuentsholing. […]

Sprinkles to address childhood anemia and stunting

To address childhood anemia and stunting, the Ministry of Health, with support of UNICEF launched ‘Sprinkles’ – a micronutrient powder, which can be easily mixed at home to make food more nutritious for children. The powder will address childhood Iron Deficiency Anemia (IDA) and stunting.   Sprinkles, a blend of 15 vitamins and minerals packed in […]