Mini dry port to be used as temporary parking for potato trucks

The government has also allocated Nu 2mn to procure two more potato grading machines Food Corporation of Bhutan Limited (FCB) will now use the completed mini dry port in Phuentsholing as temporary parking space for potato trucks coming to the auction yard. With an increasing number of trucks parking at the yard, it has become […]

Bhutan’s economic growth projected at 7.4% for 2020

Bhutan’s economic growth is expected to jump to 7.4% in the fiscal year 2020 with the commissioning of Mangdechhu power plant and the completion of maintenance work in Tala power plant. Released this week, the World Bank (WB) biannual report titled South Asia Economic Focus is an analysis of the economic situation of South Asian […]

Vendors at vegetable market in Phuentsholing unhappy over electricity bill

Vendors at the new integrated vegetable market in Phuentsholing are unhappy with the electricity bills that they have paid recently to the operator. The bill amount has reached Nu 630,000 since July. The amount is inclusive of penalty for delaying the payment to Bhutan Power Corporation (BPC). After division, each vendor at the vegetable counter […]

188 graduates receive joint diploma certificate during RITH’s 2nd Convocation ceremony

The Royal Institute for Tourism and Hospitality (RITH) hosted its Second Convocation ceremony in Thimphu, coinciding with its foundation day, on October 15. The occasion was graced by the Minister for Foreign Affairs and was attended by officials and relevant representatives from both governmental and private organizations, including representatives from Bhutan and Austria. During the […]

Buckwheat makes a comeback in Bumthang

With wildlife damaging potatoes and other crops, buckwheat is suddenly gaining popularity among the elite consumers in Bumthang. Buckwheat comprises a traditional staple diet for the Bumthaps, which in recent decades had lost out to commercial cultivation of potato. This year, most of the farmers had replaced potatoes for buckwheat as their main cash crop. […]

Druna Ghu Cookies wins the best sales pitch at entrepreneurship festival

Druna GhuCookies won the best sales pitch with a cash prize of Nu 25,000 at The Druk Tshongrig Gatoen (DTG). DTG is a celebration of different ideas and outlooks and a festival of innovation and enterprise. DTG festival started on October 17 and will end tomorrow. It is being held in Thimphu as well as […]

Regional tourist climbing on chorten inflames sentiments

The accused wrote an apology letter to the police which was accepted The recent incident of a regional tourist climbing up a chorten in Dochula and captured on camera that sparked off a controversy has settled down a bit with the person concerned writing an apology letter to the Royal Bhutan Police (RBP) for his […]

Dare we save our planet?

“How dare you?” thundered Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg at the UN climate summit this year. She was confronting the nations for the devastation they had unleashed on planet earth even as they talked about money and the economics of power. She was compelling them to face the fact that they would be responsible […]