Bhutanese tour operators skeptical about new SDF

The Tourism Levy Bill of Bhutan 2022 was introduced in the National Assembly on June 20 The Bhutanese tour operators are skeptical on the reform of the tourism sector by the government, especially on increasing the Sustainable Development Fee (SDF) from USD 65 to USD 200 per night per tourist visiting the country. Many tour […]

Monsoon wreaking havoc again

The past two weeks have been quite a tragic one as we saw the monsoon wreak havoc in many parts of the country. Triggered by incessant rain on the early morning of June 18, a 55-year-old woman was buried by a landslide, which flooded into the rooms of a flat in a four-storied building at […]

Hydropower loans account for 95.5% of INR debt

As of December 31, 2021, almost 73% of the external debt was on account of debt contracted for financing hydropower developments in the country Hydropower loans are mainly the ones bloating the country’s debt. Hydropower loans account for 95.5% of the Indian National Rupee (INR) debt, and the INR-denominated debt accounts for 69.7% of the […]