Experts feel that Bhutan would gain by conserving forests than extracting them

With the country’s economy hit hard by the pandemic, the government is in discussion on the potential of timber extraction for export to India and Bangladesh, possible import substitution and starting of mega-wood processing units. The Royal Monetary Authority projected Bhutan’s economy to contract by 1.1% this year. However, environmentalists point out that Bhutan can […]

Introducing Bhutan’s First Female Satellite Engineer

Aiming for the stars His Majesty The King has been her role model since childhood. Twenty-five year old Yeshey Choden has high standards as is her occupation as Bhutan’s first female satellite engineer. “I take inspiration and guidance from His Majesty’s speeches and His Majesty’s every day actions of care and concern for our country,” […]

NEC estimates Nu 3.7bn for nationwide waste management program

The National Environment Commission (NEC) requires Nu 3.7bn for waste landfills, dropping center, vehicle, three-colored waste bins, and construction of waste management infrastructure in the country. The government needs to top up extra budget for the waste management program for which NEC has mobilized Nu 248mn, which is allocated for waste and stray dog management […]