Gasa to Laya GC road to be complete by 2022

The gewog center (GC) road from Gasa to Laya gewog center is scheduled to complete by 2022. The total stretch of road would be around 30km-35km from Gasa till the gewog center. The construction of GC road started in 2009. Only the two gewogs of Laya and Lunana at Gasa are not connected with GC […]

RSSC receives Nu 300,000 for senior citizens

Through the recent carnival in Phuentsholing, the Royal Society for Senior Citizens (RSSC) has received Nu 300,000 which will be used for the welfare of the members. The organizer handed over the amount to RSSC’s President Lyonpo Dago Tshering. For bettering the lives of senior citizens, RSSC aspires to explore relevant ways through various funding […]

81% of Bhutanese youth with basic secondary skills to complete school by 2030

An estimated 54% of South Asian youth leave school without the necessary skills to get a decent job in the next decade, according to data produced by the Global Business Coalition for Education (GBC-Education), the Education Commission, and UNICEF. According to the data, South Asia lags behind several other regions in preparing the next generation […]

Ambassador Pema Choden talks on growing ties between Bhutan and UK

At the invitation of the Bhutan Society of the United Kingdom, Ambassador Pema Choden of the Royal Bhutanese Embassy in Brussels attended the traditional annual dinner of the Society in London on Wednesday. The dinner was attended by over 70 members of the Society including about 23 Bhutanese students and residents in the United Kingdom. In […]

Green-coloured number plates introduced for electric vehicles

Green-coloured number plates for electric vehicles were launched in Thimphu on Thursday. According to the UNDP Bhutan, the move is expected to be a low-cost way of encouraging wider public to switch to electric vehicles to beat air pollution and keep Bhutan carbon negative. The launch of the green registration plates was graced by Yab […]

Gratitude for The King’s reign

Around the same time 11 years ago, we saw history in the making as His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck was officially crowned as the fifth hereditary King of Bhutan. The sacrosanct ceremony where His Majesty received the sacred Dhar or scarf as per tradition in Punakha Dzong was held on November 1, 2008, an […]