‘Bhutan is a second home for me’

Nadir Patel, High Commissioner for Canada in India, Nepal and Bhutan talks to Business Bhutan reporter Chencho Dema about his achievements, and describes his view and feelings towards Bhutan. Q. Could you tell us about yourself? Ans– I love spending time in Bhutan and I am the longest serving Canadian Ambassador to Bhutan that we […]

Employees of SOEs to get more than civil servants after pay revision

Although pay revision for State Owned Enterprises (SOEs) includes the same basic salary percentage hike as civil servants, which is 6% to 35% plus 20% house rent allowance for corporate employees, the amount that SOE employees will get is higher than civil servants. This was affirmed by Finance Minister Namgay Tshering during the Meet-The-Press session […]

BNCA to operate drug prevention strategy in schools

Prompted by the fact that secondary school students in Thimphu are at greater risk of drug abuse and alcohol consumption that may develop negative psychosocial, educational and mental health outcomes, a team from Bhutan Narcotics Control Authority (BNCA) is working on an effective drug prevention strategy in the schools. Deputy chief program officer, BNCA, Dorji […]

Focus on capital tourism: PM

During the tourism flagship meeting with Prime Minister and Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) on Thursday, Lyonchhen Dr. Lotay Tshering suggested that TCB develop capital tourism, that is identify new tourist hubs not visited by tourists so far. Lyonchhen said that if TCB could come up with new tourist spots choosing one particular district, it […]

Zhabtog app provides goods and services at doorsteps

Aspiring to become the country’s biggest ever all-in-one online market platform, Dragon Coders Private Limited (DCPL), a team of Bhutanese developers launched a user-friendly app called Zhabtog a week ago. “It is an Indian Amazon version of Bhutanese made and provides different choices with variable price range,” said DCPL’s Chief Executive Officer, Leki Choden adding […]