Equipping youths with skills for ‘jobs of tomorrow’

The partnership, supported by the Government of Japan, will focus on advancing Bhutan’s efforts to align its TVET education system to the changing needs and future of work scenario in Bhutan The Gross National Happiness Commission, UNDP and TVET Reform Project Office signed a Statement of Intent last week, formally establishing a partnership aimed at […]

Govt. accumulates debt of Nu 28bn as it completes two years

The total debt as of September this year stands at Nu 214, 908mn which is 116.3% of the GDP. However, total hydro debt accounts for about 75% of the total public debt, which is self-liquidating, said Finance Minister Namgay Tshering. According to Lyonpo, the debt of the government in the two previous years amounted to […]

Bebena agricultural farming to resume in January

Agricultural farming in Bebena was initiated to make beneficiaries self-sufficient in agriculture produce and market them if there was surplus. However, the farmland currently has turned barren since the project started four to five months ago. As winter begins, the beneficiaries are preparing to plant winter vegetables but the land will be left barren for […]

Govt. worried about fiscal surplus not fiscal deficit: Finance Minister

With the capital budget amounting to Nu 37.84bn and the expenditure reported at Nu 2.11bn which is 6% of the total in the past five months, we need to worry about fiscal surplus not fiscal deficit, said Finance Minister Namgay Tshering during the question hour session of the parliament on Friday. “We need to worry […]