Update: All five bodies of the expatriate workers of Mangdechu Hydropower Project Authority were retrieved and escorted to their homes across the border by yesterday evening, six days after a massive slide of debris buried them in the dam pit.
ACC: Local leaders in Jaigaon, through a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader, have written a letter to the India’s Consulate General office in Phuentsholing expressing concerns over the ongoing Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) investigation.
GNH: Despite some misgivings about their politicians, Bhutanese citizens are still a happy lot, perhaps even more so than a few years ago, going by the personal observations of the enumerators, who travelled around the country to interview respondents for the GNH survey 2015.
Health: Bhutan lost a life every two days from alcohol-related diseases last year. Ever since alcohol became the top killer in the country six years ago, it has claimed 12 lives a month.
Incentive: Civil servants entitled to difficulty allowance would have lost or gained with the finance ministry still reviewing the newly worked out dholam (walking distance from nearest motorable road) the home ministry submitted.
G2C: When travelling by road within Bhutan, especially on the east-west highway, there’s always the risk that you could encounter a block, either natural or deliberate. A few hours of waiting is not uncommon.
Aviation: The Royal Bhutan Helicopter Services Ltd (RBHS) was established in Paro, yesterday.
Update: While the former regional director for revenue and customs, Choyzang Tashi, is still under detention for interrogation, the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) this week reportedly suspended more than 10 trade and industrial licenses in connection with the ongoing investigation in Phuentsholing.
Thromde: Gups from the two affected gewogs of Paro led by the Dzongkhag Tshogdu (DT) chairperson submitted an appeal letter to the National Assembly Speaker yesterday requesting the Parliament to reconsider its decision on the thromde boundary.
Hydropower: If the decision of the 14th empowered joint group (EJG) meeting held on August 3 is any indication, the country would soon embark on construction of three more joint venture (JV) hydropower projects to generate 1,520MW of electricity.