‘Deposits increased by more than 30% as compared to earlier years’

The Chief Executive Officer of the Bank of Bhutan (BoB), Dorji Kadin talks to Business Bhutan’s reporter Dechen Dolkar about how the Covid-19 pandemic has affected the bank and the present status of BoB. Q. We are into the second year of the Covid-19. How has the bank been impacted by the pandemic? A. Overall, […]

Excess doses of AstraZeneca vaccine to be sent to Thailand

There are around 170,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine left in the stock after inoculating more than 95% of the total population in the country After the request from the government of Thailand for vaccine support from Bhutan, the government is planning to send some excess doses of AstraZeneca vaccine to Thailand.  Foreign Minister Dr […]

Continue the fight!

It was a big relief for the residents of Phuentsholing, who had been holed up at home for nearly four months, as the lockdown that was imposed in the town earlier was lifted completely on August 10. The first day after the lockdown saw businesses and life in the town returning to normal. However, there […]

Govt. expects economy to improve after second nationwide vaccination program

The country’s economic growth is estimated to shrink by 3.4% in FY 2020-21 Following the completion of the second nationwide vaccination campaign against Covid-19 in the country, the government is hoping that the country’s economic growth will see an upward trend. The country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth projection for 2020 has been revised further down […]

Women’s National Cricket team begins training at Indian Embassy’s ground

As part of the India@75 ‘Azadi ka Amrut Mahotsav’ celebrations to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of India’s Independence, the Embassy of India organized an interaction on August 1 between the Ambassador of India to Bhutan Ruchira Kamboj and the Women’s National Cricket team of Bhutan. The Lady Dragons, as they are fondly known, are participating […]

Keeping the trade alive

Taw Tshering is renowned for making various types of household tools out of aluminum, silver and other metals For almost four decades he has been mastering the craft he had learned when he was just 13 years old, forging scrap metals into remarkable tools, which besides ensuring him a decent livelihood also made him a […]

India’s achievements in space technology showcased in Bhutan

As part of India@75 ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ celebrations to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of India’s Independence, the Embassy of India organized an interactive session on August 4 on “India’s Space Program- An Incredible Journey!.” The keynote speaker for the event was Distinguished Scientist and Scientific Secretary R. Umamaheswaran of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), who addressed Bhutan’s […]

Industries operate in containment mode in Pasakha

There are around 37 industries which are operational Despite the several lockdowns in Phuentsholing and the recent one stretching for more than 100 days, the industries at the Pasakha Industrial Estate are running in containment mode to keep the businesses going.  There are around 37 industries which are operational. There are 26 industries which are […]

Cost of tobacco products in the market will stabilize slowly: MoEA Minister

The minister says that the cost of tobacco and tobacco products would not come down immediately The cost of tobacco and tobacco products will stabilize slowly in the market and might take a week or two as the Bhutan Narcotics and Control Authority (BNCA) had notified recently of the amendment of the Tobacco Control (Amendment) […]

No ban on bar licence once alcohol harm reduction policy is ready

This is according to the Economic Affairs Minister The lifting of the ban on bar licence would come along with the alcohol harm reduction policy, said Economic Affairs Minister Loknath Sharma. The minister said the economic affairs ministry has submitted the issue of the lifting the ban on bar licence to the government and the […]