De-suups to widen and improve Kurizampa- Gyalpoizhing road

Works and Human Settlement Minister Dorji Tshering presided over the ground breaking ceremony for widening and improving the 7.3km Kurizampa- Gyalpoizhing road yesterday.  Meanwhile, the road is a part of the vital network that connects five eastern Dzongkhags to the growing economic hubs of Gyalpoizhing and Nanglam towns and further on to the vast Indian market.  […]

Pays and allowances incur highest expenditure as per RAA

About 36.85% of expenditure is incurred towards pay and allowances this year The total expenditure recorded for this year amounted to Nu 71bn of which the major share of expenditure is incurred towards pay and allowances with an overall 36.85%, according to the Annual Report of the Royal Audit Authority (RAA).  Additionally, current grants and travel […]

RAA recommends MoF to come up with proper guidelines regarding GRF

As per the national budget report, the reserve is an amount set aside to cover unplanned, unavoidable and unanticipated future expenditures In a press release issued by the Royal Audit Authority (RAA) and titled ‘AAR 2020-21’ on Thursday, the RAA highlighted the issue related to the General Reserve Fund (GRF) and urged the Ministry of Finance (MoF) […]

With profound gratitude!

In unquestionably another proud and happy moment for all Bhutanese, people from all walks of life and every nook and cranny came together as we celebrated the country’s 114th National Day. Indeed, it was a special day and a different one too. Usually the main celebrations until now have been held at the Changlimithang Stadium […]

Budget irregularities rose by 184% in 2021

Irregularities relating to the shortfall, lapses, and deficiencies were observed with financial implications amounting to Nu 1.5bn of which hydropower accounted for 28.92%, according to the annual report of the Royal Audit Authority (RAA). Further, non-compliance to Laws, Rules, and Regulations had irregularities worth Nu 2.3bn of which hydropower accounted for 71.39%. The RAA in […]

‘Our journey ahead will be fraught with challenges’

Translation of His Majesty’s Address to the Nation on the 114th National Day On the auspicious occasion of our National Day, I offer my deep prayers to Guru Rinpoche, humble reverence to Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, and profound gratitude to His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo. I extend my heartfelt Tashi Delek to the people of […]

SC19TF begins sensitizing public on Omicron variant and threats

The sensitization program was organized as a preparatory measure Given the porous border and increasing threat of the spread of the new Omicron variant of Covid-19, the Southern Covid-19 Task Force (SC19TF) has started sensitizing the residents of Phuentsholing on safety protocols this week.  Meanwhile, the new Omicron variant has already been reported in other […]

MoWHS responds on construction, renovation and widening of roads in the country

Works and Human Settlement Minister Dorji Tshering was questioned by the members of the National Assembly on the government’s pledges to renovate, construct and widen roads in the country.   They said that the pledges might remain just as an absurd bluff since they wouldn’t be possible by this year. Meanwhile, during this session of […]

NA member questions government about waiving off parking fees at JDWNRH

Being a patient at the hospital is already troublesome. On top of that when people are charged with parking fees, they often get infuriated. The Member of Parliament from the Nanong Shumar constituency, Lungten Namgyel, therefore, questioned the government about the possibility of waiving off parking fees for patients. According to the MP, it still […]

Govt. reiterates its commitment to uphold all provisions of the CRC

It also congratulates the UNICEF on its 75th anniversary The Royal Government of Bhutan reiterated its commitment to uphold all provisions of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) as UNICEF marked its 75th Anniversary on December 9. Congratulating UNICEF on its 75th Anniversary and for giving every child a fair chance in […]