Stakeholders discuss disturbances on wetlands and adopt the Kanchenjunga Landscape

Representatives from member countries of International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), Bhutan, Nepal and India, discussed the effects of natural and human disturbances on wet land during a three day-long consultation meeting held in Thimphu. A book on the changes in the region of Phobjikha conservation areas and also the major impacts More...

by Tanden Zangmo | Published 5 months ago
By The Bhutanese On Friday, April 18th, 2014

Bhutan to boost ICT

Bhutan is moving closer to achieving e-governance, as the Ministry of Information and Communications (MoIC) concluded the second phase of its ICT e-Gov master plan on April 14 at Banquet Hall, Thimphu. The point More...

By The Bhutanese On Friday, April 11th, 2014

Motor vehicle numbers increase despite the ban

The 5th edition of Annual Info-comm and Transport Statistical Bulletin 2014 states that the number of vehicles in the country has increased by 0.71 %, whereas the number of taxis has declined by 3.04% during 2012 More...

By The Bhutanese On Friday, April 11th, 2014

Bhutanese workers slowly getting jobs and training abroad

The overseas employment program is one of the strategies adopted by the government to ease the unemployment problem in the country. The Ministy of Labour and Human Resources plans on sending some 30,000 Bhutanese More...

By Tanden Zangmo On Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Cold storage facilities to make home grown vegetables available

Ministry of Agriculture and Forests (MoAF) has identified five places in the country to establish advanced cold storage facilities to retain home grown vegetables, especially potatoes, to make it available for the More...

By Tashi Deki On Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

The threat of vector-borne diseases in Bhutan

In order to control vector-borne diseases in the country, the Ministry of Health (MoH) will observe the World Health Day in Phuentsholing with the theme of vector-borne diseases on April 7. A clean up campaign will More...

By The Bhutanese On Friday, March 28th, 2014

A summit to better business

National and international participants gathered for the first ever Better Business Summit, in the capital, that started on March 26. The summit was held to promote policies, strengthen institutions and generate More...

By Tanden Zangmo On Friday, March 28th, 2014

Bhutan to observe Earth Hour today

Bhutan will join rest of the world today, in observing the Earth Hour, by switching off the lights. The day is observed on the last Saturday of March every year because it is a time of spring and fall equinoxes More...

By Tanden Zangmo On Friday, March 21st, 2014

Boosting aquaculture in Bhutan to reduce fish imports

A study carried out by the National Center for Aquaculture (NCA) in Gelephu found that Bhutan imported 4,853 metric tonnes (MT) of fish in 2012 costing Indian Rupees (INR) 350 million. The center is looking at methods More...

By Tashi Deki On Friday, March 21st, 2014

Combating land degradation in the country

Land degradation due to natural as well as anthropogenic factors is becoming a serious concern in the country, and to address this, a workshop was conducted on assessing the economic benefits of sustainable land More...