A busy Goedoe Lam in Phuentsholing A busy Goedoe Lam in Phuentsholing

NLC has begun naming Thimphu streets for seamless service delivery

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Thimphu is perhaps the only capital city in the world—in the 21st century—that does not have traffic lights. There is no need for it, the argument goes. Singularity brings fame and allied advantages, for sure. But Thimphu still doesn’t have a proper GIS (geographic information system)-based street mapping.
A busy Goedoe Lam in Phuentsholing A busy Goedoe Lam in Phuentsholing

Govt. to extend fiscal incentives based on evidence: FM

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The Ministry of Finance (MoF) is working on a draft fiscal incentives Bill. The current fiscal incentives will expire on December 31, 2020. The fiscal incentives are expiring amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

Tashi Air redeploys its employees

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After struggling for months, the airline industry around the globe is laying thousands of employees in the wake of the novel coronavirus. The two airline companies in the country—Drukair and Bhutan Airlines—despite the difficult circumstances haven’t laid off a single employee so far.
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Samdrupjongkhar lifts lockdown

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After about 41 days, Samdrupjongkhar dzongkhag began the unlocking activities of the dzongkhag in a phase-wise manner starting yesterday.    
A busy Goedoe Lam in Phuentsholing A busy Goedoe Lam in Phuentsholing

Dagana aims to produce over 270MT of tomato and onion

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As a part of economy contingency plan (ECP) programmes in the dzongkhag and also to meet the domestic demand of onion and tomatoes in the country, Dagana agriculture sector has identified more than 176-acre land to grow these vegetables in the coming season.  
A busy Goedoe Lam in Phuentsholing A busy Goedoe Lam in Phuentsholing

A national cultural heritage fades into disrepair

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The only iron chain bridge in the country, a national cultural heritage symbol on the popular Thimphu-Paro highway, is covered in thick undergrowth and rusting from lack of maintenance or disuse. 
A busy Goedoe Lam in Phuentsholing A busy Goedoe Lam in Phuentsholing

Govt. is not broke: PM

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The government has spent Nu 2.9 billion (B) in the Covid-19 pandemic response since March. The expenses account mainly for the purchase of Covid-19 test kits, personal protective equipment, facility quarantine, and stocking of essential items. 
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Need for systemic coordination for smooth vegetable delivery  

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As soon as the government announced the nationwide lockdown last month, the first thing people did was check their kitchens for essential items like vegetables. Then they called for deliveries, congesting the network and paralysing the organisations faced with the shortage of human resources. 
A busy Goedoe Lam in Phuentsholing A busy Goedoe Lam in Phuentsholing

Small-time shopkeepers see a long way to recovery

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The local economy in Phuentsholing is expected to gradually heal from the shock it suffered during the lockdown but the small-time shopkeepers are doubtful. 
A busy Goedoe Lam in Phuentsholing A busy Goedoe Lam in Phuentsholing

Covid-19 dampens the festive season

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At this time of the year, the busy construction sector would be celebrating the Vishwakarma Puja to mark the birth anniversary of lord Vishwakarma or the divine architect in the Hindu mythology.
A busy Goedoe Lam in Phuentsholing A busy Goedoe Lam in Phuentsholing

Bhutan imported Nu 1B worth of dairy products in 6 months

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If import substitution is seen as a means for reviving the local economy, there is a huge scope in the dairy production sector.
A busy Goedoe Lam in Phuentsholing A busy Goedoe Lam in Phuentsholing

Government details plans to distribute Covid-19 vaccines

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The much-awaited vaccine (approved) for the novel coronavirus is yet to hit the global market. However, once it is available, Bhutan will receive Covid-19 vaccines for 20 percent of the population.