Toorsa River dredging contractors appeal to MoAF minister

Three companies who have ventured into dredging works in the Amochhu (Toorsa) River bank are have appealed to the minister of agriculture and forests to allow them to sell their stocked river bed materials (pebbles) after Phuentsholing Thromde gave a deadline to the companies earlier to clear the materials. This was to avoid affecting ongoing […]

ECCD center benefits Layap community

Laya’s Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) center is a small cozy room with a suitable and enabling environment for highlander children to learn and play. The classroom walls are paneled and the floor carpeted. The classroom is decorated with colorful learning materials and toys for children. It also has sleeping mats for the children. […]

Govt. aspires for private sector-driven economy by 2023

Considering the private-sector growth in the country, the government aspires to grow into a private sector-led economy as the nation graduates from Least Developed Country by 2023. This was affirmed in the newly launched annual magazine, “The Executive” marking the government’s completion of its first year since it assumed office on November 7, 2018. The […]

TSMs recommended to promote women participation in politics

To encourage increased women participation in politics, many recommend that temporary special measures (TSMs) be put into place. This formed a core theme of discussion during the Bhutan Women Parliamentary Caucus orientation workshop conducted by Bhutan Network for Empowering Women (BNEW) and National Commission for Women and Children (NCWC) from November 5 to 8. In […]

Kickstarting ‘Made in Bhutan’

Four years ago, after completing his graduation in computer applications, Kuenga Dhendup headed back to his village in Trongsa, central Bhutan, to start an organic farm. “That’s where I wanted to apply my knowledge,” he says, grinning. A year later, his partner, Pema C. Gyaltshen, completed her graduation in environmental science and English and joined […]