Party members in quandary over OL’s move to resign

Party members of the Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) are perplexed over the Opposition Leader’s move to resign and join as the Director General of International Center for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), an international organization, as they had not seen it coming. Talking to Business Bhutan, General Secretary of DPT, Sangay Phurba, said that although there […]

COVID vaccine recipients to be prioritized if vaccine is developed

WHO has listed around 160 COVID-19 vaccine candidates of which 137 vaccine candidates are at pre-clinical and 23 are in clinical evaluation The health ministry has already prioritized who will get the COVID-19 vaccine in the country first if the vaccine is developed, according to health authorities. Health Minister Dechen Wangmo said that the ministry […]

Media workshop highlights climate change reporting challenges

A three-day training on climate change reporting was carried out for the media on July 13-15 to create awareness on reporting on Climate Change (CC) in Bhutan by the Bhutan Media Foundation (BMF). Executive Director of BMF, Needrup Zangpo said the media faces challenges on reporting on climate change on two fronts. According to him, […]

Govt. to release 31% of FYP Budget this year

The government is releasing 31% of the Five Year Plan (FYP) budget this year, said Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering, adding that initially, the government had planned to use 24-25% of the budget but it did not work with the COVID-19. “Nowhere in Bhutan’s financial year has the government released 31% of the plan period […]

Primary and secondary contacts of COVID positive man in Tshongzom test negative

However, the Tshongzom village in Samtse will be under quarantine until further notice The 26 primary contacts of the 20-year-old man who entered his village, Tshongzom (Malabasey) of Samtse gewog in Samtse on July 14 has tested negative along with himself. He is in quarantine facility in Samtse since July 14. Meanwhile, the 41 secondary […]

Being a responsible citizen!

The Prime Minister when announcing the second phase of the Covid-19 relief measures on June 27 had an important message for the kidu recipients. The recipients were encouraged to actively seek employment opportunities through various government and private led initiatives.  However, as we already move on into the third week of the second phase of […]

100% interest waiver granted for another three months

Borrowers will get 1% interest reduction if they repay their loans fully during deferment A 100% interest waiver for another three months, from July 1 to September 30 this year will be paid by the Druk Gyalpo’s Relief Kidu from National Resilience Fund to the Financial Institutions (FIs). And from October 2020 to March 31, […]