Six entrepreneurs to raise fund through Kuen-Phuen financing

The financing scheme provides grants and loans that are interest, guarantor and collateral free Six entrepreneurs are raising funds through the Kuen-Phen financing platform, which went live for fundraising on August 16.    Kuen-Phen is a not-for-profit undertaking spearheaded by the Royal Monetary Authority (RMA) in collaboration with the Royal Securities Exchange of Bhutan (RSEBL) […]

‘Our tourism policy will continue to be relevant for all times to come’

Director General of the Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) Dorji Dhradhul discusses the unique tourism policy and practice of the Kingdom of Bhutan, highlighting the continued and increased relevance of Bhutan’s tourism model in a world that is confronted with challenges of climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic. Q. What is our tourism policy? A. […]

E-commerce portal launched for local products

There are currently nine merchants with 155 distinct and authentic Bhutanese products With the launch of the e-commerce portal to enhance access to the international market for our local— ‘Made in Bhutan’—products, local entrepreneurs now can sell their products internationally.  The Royal Monetary Authority (RMA) in collaboration with the Ministry of Economic Affairs and the […]

Antibody level test to determine need for third booster dose: MoH

Dr Sonam Wangchuk says that the samples collected would also be used to study how longthe side effects from the vaccination last The Ministry of Health (MoH) is collecting blood samples to test the antibody levelamong the vaccinated population in the country. The blood samples meant to study the antibody level are collected for 14 days, 28days, […]

Bhutan’s export affected as taxes revised in India

According to the agriculture minister, Bhutan’s trade has been mostly informal till now With the latest tax revision in India by the Government of India, export of goods from Bhutan has been affected, according to Agriculture and Forests Minister Yeshey Penjor.  The minister said that the government faces challenges in exporting goods and marketing farmers’ […]

The sooner the better!

The urgency with which the Tobacco Control (Amendment) Act of Bhutan 2021 had been passed by the National Assembly seems to be somehow missing when it comes to its implementation. The Tobacco Act, which now allows the sale, distribution, buying, possessing, and transportation of tobacco products in the country, was revised in the summer session […]

MoE to start LMS for all students by next week

The LMS is expected to cost around Nu 6.5mn Even if the Covid-19 pandemic situation gets better, the Learning Management System (LMS) will be continued for the entire students, according to Education Minister JB Rai.  The minister shared that the Covid-19 hit the education sector hard last year, but it allowed the sector to develop […]

NNC learning has made students more alert and stressed in T/gang

Schools see a decrease in the performance of students Given the demand for a better and more responsive education system, the New Normal Curriculum (NNC) was started from the academic year 2021 in schools. It helped the students explore more beyond the classroom and it is based on competency-based assessment. Last year, students were accessed […]

Fall in food prices helps inflation to plummet in June

The Consumer Price Index (CPI)-based inflation rate was reported at 7.42% in June, which is down from 8.69% in May and 8.78% in April. This has been attributed to a sharp fall in food inflation from 15.25% in March to 10.14% in June, the lowest since January this year. The figures are according to the […]

Subsidizing utility vehicles to cooperatives will help farmers: Opposition Leader

To rescue the farmers struggling to sell their produce, if the government comes up with production mapping and subsidizing utility vehicles to cooperatives, it will help the farmers at these times, according to Opposition Leader Dorji Wangdi. He said that it was the government that encouraged the farmers to increase production to meet local demand […]