Travellers upset with existing protocols at Phuentsholing gate

Commenters claimed that protocol needs to change The existing protocols for entry and exit from Phuentsholing gate needs to change as most of the commuters get delayed to reach their destination on time. The travellers going to Samdrup Jongkhar, Nganglam, Panbang, Gelephu, Gomtu, and India from Phuentsholing gate have to follow the exit and entry […]

Is now the time to raise the minimum wage rate?

The government will look through the situation to increase the minimum wage rate, according to the Labour Minister As the country’s economy begins to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been widespread reporting of ongoing labour shortages, especially in lower-wage industries, such as construction and businesses, that were hard hit by the crisis. Some […]

Currency caution: On the Ngultrum’s depreciation

The Bhutanese ngultrum is experiencing its worst slump in four years. Since the start of 2022, the currency has depreciated by more than 7% against the US dollar, weakening past a historic low of 80 to a dollar mark earlier last month. While the Bhutanese currency is not alone in faring poorly against the US dollar, with […]

Govt. to improve FDI and domestic investments

FDIs in the mineral sectors are steadily increasing and the government does not prohibit FDI in the country, according to Economic Affairs minister Loknath Sharm The government has taken up measures to improve the ease of doing business – both for Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and domestic investments, according to the economic affairs minister, Loknath […]