Helicopter service renders 720 flights for Lunaps

The first flight to Lunana was made in November 14, 2015 Among the other highlanders, Lunaps from Lunana still continue to be the most frequent user of chopper services rendered by the Royal Bhutan Helicopter Service Limited (RBHSL). On November 14, 2015, RBHSL made the first flight to Lunana and since then a total of […]

Budget to be allocated based on APA targets

Agencies without having the APA and Annual Performance Target (APT) will not get the budget For the next Financial Year (FY) 2021-2022, the budget will be released based on the Annual Performance Agreement (APA) and its target to the agencies. The agencies will have to submit the APA targets along with the budget proposal. The […]

Truckers complain about incurring loss due to seven-day quarantine

Truckers say their income has been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic Private truck drivers say that the seven-day mandatory quarantine for travelers from the high-risk areas to the low-risk areas has massively affected their income as they solely depend on by transporting goods from one place to another. Due to the seven-day mandatory quarantine, they […]

Follow COVID-19 norms even after vaccination: PM

However, Lyonchhen says there will no lockdown and it is not necessary to close offices and schools The recipients of the COVID-19 vaccine must continue to maintain social distance, wear masks and practice hand hygiene, Lyonchhen Dasho Dr. Lotay Tshering said, while addressing the nation on Wednesday evening. “The health protocols put in place to […]

Hydropower revenue increases in 2020 as compared to 2019

The revenue earned from domestic sale to the BPC amounted to Nu 3,153.73mn in 2020 Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, there has been a substantial increase in revenue from hydropower projects during 2020 as compared to 2019. The increase can be attributed to the additional generation of electricity during 2020 (better hydrological flows) and slightly lower […]

Few still doubtful over Covid-19 vaccine

Officials from the Ministry of Health say there is no evidence linking blood clots to the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine While Prime Minister Dasho Dr Lotay Tshering, during his address to the nation on Wednesday, refuted all misconceptions related to the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, few people that Business Bhutan talked to are still in a dilemma of whether […]

Nu 10.29bn loan sanctioned from April-October last year

Since April 2020, there was a swift increase in loan applicants Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the financial institutions in the country sanctioned new loans amounting to Nu 10.29bn with a loan outstanding of Nu 3.89bn from April to October last year. A total of 10,486 loan accounts were sanctioned during this period. Of the financial […]

MoH all set to roll out mass vaccination

The ministry also plans to distribute vaccine using chopper services in case of emergency The Ministry of Health (MoH) is all set to roll out mass COVID-19 vaccination on March 27. After having prepared the macro plan for the vaccination, the ministry is also developing Bhutan Vaccine System App. The App will register all population […]

Celebrating women’s success and achievement

The beginning of this week has been an important one as we observed the International Women’s Day to celebrate the success and achievements of women in different spheres of life. We cannot deny the important roles that women play in our life – as mothers, daughters, sisters, spouses and friends. Even an adage goes that […]