A tale of two unfulfilled promises

The pledges to construct a bridge over the notorious Maokhola and the campaign promise to construct the Shingkhar-Gorgan road have remained a political gimmick that never materialized. The first two democratically elected governments promised but failed to deliver the bridge and the road. There are apparently huge cost and resources required to build the bridge […]

Measures in place to combat possible corona virus outbreak: MoH

With the corona-virus scare in the region, the Ministry of Health has put up a contingency plan in place to cope up with the disease by setting up isolation rooms in Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH), the Old Mother and Child Health Unit and Gidagom hospital. The authorities concerned have assured that they […]

K Essences secures investment of Nu 2.25mn through Jabchor platform

Kingdom Essences (K Essences), an essential oil production business based in Trongsa, which was started with a capital of Nu 350,000 has secured investment of Nu 2.25mn through the Jabchor platform from individual investors. Three individual investors have invested the equity ownership in K Essence. The private individuals are Sonam Choden Dorji invested equity ownership […]

Nu 575mn budgeted for GST billing software

The Prime Minister informed the house on Thursday that Druk Holding and Investments is currently working on developing a GST billing software for the Bill. The government is investing Nu 575mn to develop the software. He said that with the GST billing software, the government is also working on developing software for the Bhutan Integrated […]

Most NC members say tourism levy exemption should be foregone

With the Finance Minister introducing the Tourism Levy Exemption Bill of Bhutan 2020 in the National Council on February 6, it was deliberated that international and regional tourists shall be liable to pay tourism levy of US$ 65 and Nu 1200 respectively per night halt termed as sustainable development fees (SDF) which is 25% of […]

Govt. plans to fast track processing of PSL projects

The government is working on initiating internet facilities for those availing support with their proposal from the Priority Sector Lending (PSL) scheme. This is believed will enhance or fast track processing of the project proposals. During the question and answer session of the National Assembly on Friday, Member of Parliament (MP) from Khar-Yurung constituency Tshering […]