A bungalow under Nu 1mn in three months

If you dream of owning a nice and comfortable house within budget and time, Falcon Bhotania Bhutan Private Limited can make your dream come true. Falcon Bhotania, a subsidiary of Thuenlam Private Limited is a commercial organization in a conventional sense yet its sphere of performance is multidimensional as the organization is in pursuit of […]

Agriculture-among the most viable alternative livelihood options amidst coronavirus

As employees have been laid off and incomes affected by the COVID19 pandemic, the Bhutanese are seeing agriculture as one of the most viable alternative livelihood choices, according to the Rapid Socio-Economic Impact Assessment of COVID-19 on Bhutan’s tourism sector. To add to the impetus, the Indo-Bhutan border gates are sealed; therefore arrival of essential […]

Urban to rural migration may increase

Moving back to villages was the second most popular choice for coping with the COVID crisis reported by self-employed individuals and the third most popular choice among employees, according to the rapid socio-economic impact assessment of COVID-19 on Bhutan’s Tourism sector 2020. Working in agriculture was the most popular choice for alternative employment among the […]

Public cautioned about cyber-crimes amidst coronavirus

The Royal Bhutan Police (RBP) has cautioned the public on cyber-threats with the global surge of digital crimes and work-from-home culture around the world during the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. “Most of the Bhutanese are not internet security conscious and are not keeping abreast of latest internet crime and their preventions measures and they are therefore, […]

School stipend to fund budget for hand washing amenities

Since installing enough hand washing stations and hand sanitizers in the schools as preparedness to combat COVID-19 pandemic is a prerequisite for their reopening, the government will be utilizing the school stipend budget. We have not used the school stipend budget due to closure of schools, the Education Minister, Jai B. Rai said. “The budget […]

Domestic violence aggravated by COVID pandemic

Adding to the long list problems that the pandemic has put the country through, domestic violence cases have started pouring in from different corners of the country. As per the Respect, Educate, Nurture, and Empower Women (RENEW) data, there has been a surge in the number of domestic violence cases in Bhutan. According to their […]

10 young entrepreneurs identified for COVID-19 response

Ten young aspiring entrepreneurs will bring their business solutions to the table to solve the challenges created by COVID-19 pandemic. Loden Foundation in partnership with UNDP has selected 10 entrepreneurs and they will address emerging challenges posed by the Covid-19 through agricultural production, job creation, or tackling new needs using innovation, technology and nature-based solutions. Entrepreneurs […]

381 layoffs from tourism sector engaged

So far, 381 employees laid off from the tourism sector have been engaged gainfully in short-term intervention to provide livelihood for them, according to officials from the Economic Contingency Plan unit at a press briefing on Wednesday. The government has approved Nu 200mn for the Tourism Council of Bhutan to address the challenges faced due […]

Build Bhutan project to engage 7,000 job seekers in construction sector

The Build Bhutan project, one of the initiatives, spearheaded by the labor ministry, as  part of the Economic Contingency Plan (ECP) targets to engage 7,000 job seekers including those who are laid-off from their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The government plans to address the gap in shortage of workforce in the construction sector […]

Schools are not ready to re-open, says Committee

The pandemic is on the rise and schools are not yet ready to re-open, said the Parliamentary Committee on COVID-19 Preparedness and Response said about the government’s decision to re-open the schools in a phased manner by June this year. The Prime Minister has issued directives to prepare reopening of schools in the country from […]