Hydropower: Preparation of the Detailed Project Report (DPR) for the 422 MW Nyera Amari hydroelectric projects (NAHP) – I & II that are located in Trashigang and Samdrupjongkhar dzongkhags is in full swing.
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Known as the “Kingdom of happiness” and the “last Shangri-la”, Bhutan has always had a special appeal for me. Now that it is part of my portfolio as Chinese ambassador to India,
Waste: The biggest problem for the staff of the National Piggery Development Centre (NPDC) in Gelephu was the stench. It was so awful that staff sometimes skipped meals. But that was then.
Water: The problem of water shortage in Changjiji Housing Complex in Thimphu is not a new issue. It persists.
Plantation: More than 30,000 saplings were planted along the 6.2km Thimphu-Babesa expressway divider yesterday. Four species of plants – Jasminum, Forsythia, Ceratostigma and Hypericum – were planted.
Tax: Following an appeal from bookstore owners in Thimphu, the finance ministry has lifted both customs duty and sales tax for all books imported during 2015.
Project to propose accelerating measures during EJG meeting
Hydropower: To speed up work, the Punatsangchu Hydroelectric Project Authority II (PHPA), which is already more than six months behind schedule, will propose accelerating measures to the empowered joint group in its upcoming meeting next month.
Off-hour: Unless Mongar and Gelephu referral hospitals are fully equipped, number of patients visiting the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH) for diagnostic service will continue to rise.
Seizure: A Bhutanese man was detained by customs officials after they found USD 50,000, which is around Nu 3.1 million, on him at Paro airport on Tuesday.
When the first HIV case was detected in the country in 1993, the public responded with alarm and panic. It was a cause of deep concern.
Court: At the first hearing of the April 21 murder of a taxi driver in Thimphu, prime accused Tandin Gyeltshen denied the Office of the Attorney General’s (OAG) charges that the murder was intentional.
The issue of miscreants robbing factories and workers in the estate was discussed yesterday
Safety: Miscreants from across the border have robbed factory workers along the southern belt of Pasakha industrial estate several times, the Association of Bhutanese Industries (ABI) officials confirmed.
Land: Sixty-nine-year-old Sangay Thinley of Jarigang in Wangdue has been running from the dzongkhag headquarters to Punatsangchu Hydropower Project Authority – I (PHPA-I) since 2009. He is tired and frustrated. His entire land was taken by the project in 2005.
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