Samuh OTT platform, a boon to the local film industry

Samuh’s Vcinema has provided an additional platform to the local film producers to screen their movies Samuh, Bhutan’s first OTT platform, has not only made watching Bhutanese movies, series, and other entertainment content easier, but it has also come as a boon to the local film industry severely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.  Samuh’s Vcinema […]

Bhutan’s public debt drops by 1.11bn

The hydropower debt constituted 73% of the total external debt and accounted for 85.9% of the FY 2021-22 GDP estimate as of December 31, 2021 Bhutan’s total public debt dropped by Nu 1.1bn in the last quarter of 2021, from Nu 240.89bn to Nu 239.79bn, with the debt accounting for 126.8% of the GDP for […]

Defeat in bye-elections bad for opposition?

The opposition has lost four by-elections in a row so far The opposition party or the Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT) was out of luck for the fourth time. The setback suffered by the opposition in the Khamdang-Ramjar constituency bye-election in Trashiyangtse on February 3 was its fourth consecutive defeat. Many are, therefore, questioning whether DPT […]

Bhutan imports Nu 14.30mn worth of chillies and Nu 3.64mn worth of eggs

Around 2,166 cartons of eggs and 305.5MT of chillies were distributed across the country If the country produces sufficient eggs and chillies, the government will not import these two essential items, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests (MoAF). However, the country has to resort to the import of chillies and eggs to meet the […]