Unsegregated waste – the biggest challenge in waste management

Waste segregation is the sorting of waste into different categories for ease of collection, sorting and disposal What has made waste management a daunting task in the capital city is because of not many households practicing waste segregation properly, according to those managing and collecting waste in Thimphu. Waste segregation is, meanwhile, the sorting of […]

Clean and safe certification: a must to host tourists in new normal

As of now, around 2,500 tourism personnel, including hoteliers, have been given certification to operate The Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) in collaboration with various agencies like the Ministry of Health (MoH) and Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority (BAFRA) under the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests (MoAF) hosted the final phase of the clean […]

Not a small feat!

While it may be too soon to celebrate the end of Covid-19, it is also worthwhile to look back at our past journey of a little more than two years now and contemplate how far have we come as an individual, family, community and nation since the first reported case of Covid-19 in the country […]

Children aged 5-11 years to get booster dose in September

Now that the FDA has officially authorized booster dose for children aged 5-11 years, the health ministry will accordingly prepare to roll out the booster dose for the country’s children by September With the Food and Drug Authority (FDA) of the United States authorizing the first booster dose of Pfizer- BIoNTech Covid-19 vaccine for children […]

Former officer of BPA ordered to restitute Nu 3.10mn to 12 students

The 12 victims were allegedly conned by the program officer The Thimphu district court has ordered the prosecution to collect Nu 3.10mn (restitution amount) from defendant Thinley Phuntsho, former program officer of the Best Placement Agent (BPA), and hand it over to the respective 12 victims (students) within one-month time.  The criminal bench I rendered the […]

T/Yangtse gets its first futsal turf ground

The Gomkora Futsal Ground was constructed by two residents of Doksum with Nu 4.6mn The first futsal turf ground in Trashiyangtse has uplifted the mood of many football enthusiasts in the district.  Locals believe that the Gomkora Futsal Ground is expected to play a crucial role in bringing up good local players from the communities […]

Startup loan for DeSuups who have completed DSP

BoB to provide collateral free loan to DeSuups, who have completed the Dessung Skilling Programme For more than 2,000 DeSuups, who have been trained and skilled through the Desuung Skilling Programme (DSP) so far, the Bank of Bhutan Limited (BoB) launched the DSP start-up loan on May 11. The DSP start-up loan has been approved […]

Nu 0.24mn fine levied in last four months

This is in the last four months from January-April this year A fine of Nu 0.24mn was imposed this year for unethical trade practices in the last four months from January-April by the Office of Consumer Protection (OCP). In addition, the OCP also facilitated refunds of around Nu 2mn to the aggrieved consumers. The OCP has […]

‘I really want to make a variety of vegan foods’

Dorji Dema is one of the thriving women entrepreneurs in the country and the founder of Zhiwa food, which deals with plant-based vegan meat. The 27-year-old and a mother of two, who graduated from the Gedu College of Business Studies with B.Com Finance, talks to Business Bhutan reporter Tshering Pelden about starting Zhiwa food. Q. […]

Towards achieving Zero Waste Bhutan by 2030

Zero Waste Bhutan App is currently being developed and it will be used for education, awareness and enforcement purposes The National Environment Commission (NEC) has presently installed a 300kg/cycle biomedical and hazardous waste incinerator at Memelakha in Thimphu and another 300kg/cycle biomedical and hazardous waste incinerator in Phuentsholing Thromde, Chhukha as part of the activities […]