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Thimphu roads, a nightmare for students and pedestrians

Kuensel 08 Aug 2022
Near the Bhutan Oil Distributor at Lungtenzampa, another group of students – both to get to the bridge and to the school inside the Royal Bhutan Police headquarters are keeping an eye on the police who will signal them to cross ... Commuting to school in the capital city is a challenge ... Bhutan’s capital city is not pedestrian-friendly.
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Zero capital budget for a biodiversity conservation agency

Kuensel 29 Jul 2022
Until now, the centre has been receiving at least Nu 2 million (M) as capital budget every fiscal year ... The slashing of the capital budget is likely to seriously hamper Bhutan’s biodiversity conservation efforts since the country is identified as one of the biodiversity hotspots globally.
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Dealers propose measures to reduce fuel price

Kuensel 14 Jul 2022
In new pricing module, MoEA has removed five components, which include working capital, product loss, financial cost, operating cost, and transit insurance. The dealers, Bhutan Oil Distributor (BOD), Damchen Petrol Distributor, Druk Petroleum Limited, and State Trading Corporation ...
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Rupee resolve | Mint

Live Mint 12 Jul 2022
While the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) made a welcome move on Monday to ease external trade, a new rupee channel to resolve hitches wrought by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is hardly a step towards a fully convertible currency, let alone a grand pitch for rupee-ruled global flows of capital.
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Prague eyes tourism rebound

Indian Express 11 Jul 2022
ALSO READ .Famous for happiness, and limits on tourism, Bhutan will triple fees to visit. Germany, which has been the largest source of tourists traveling to the Czech capital in recent years, saw just 234,290 people cross the border, compared with 407,558 people in the first three months of 2019.
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Don’t Spoil It

Kuensel 08 Jul 2022
India’s Political Officer cautioned Bhutan ... Dasho Bakshi, an Indian national and a trusted friend of Bhutan, functioned as Bhutan’s trade agent in India ... Three years earlier, His Majesty the Third King had just moved the capital from central Bhutan to Thimphu and he was in the middle of rebuilding the Tashichhodzong as his headquarters.
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Famous for happiness, and limits on tourism, Bhutan will triple fees to visit

Indian Express 07 Jul 2022
Now as the government of Bhutan prepares to reopen its borders on Sept ... Tandi Dorji, Bhutan’s foreign minister and chair of the Tourism Council of Bhutan ... After a day of sightseeing in Bhutan’s capital, Thimphu, they embarked on a seven-day off-roading adventure, cycling through remote mountain valleys and villages.
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New Indian Diplomats For Key Countries

MENA FN 06 Jul 2022
(MENAFN - Trend News Agency) Indian diplomacy is preparing for new faces in key capitals this month, as several senior Ambassadors retired, with India's Ambassador to Bhutan Ruchira Khamboj taking ... .
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Bhutan’s borders to reopen in September

Kuensel 30 Jun 2022
Bhutan will reopen its borders to tourists on September 23, 2022, the Tourism Council of Bhutan announced yesterday ... tour to Bhutan ... The changes are geared towards developing Bhutan’s human capital by equipping the population with more proficient skills, knowledge, and experiences.
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Bhutan to welcome tourists 'who can spend' for first time since COVID

Yahoo Daily News 30 Jun 2022
The Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) said tourists would be allowed to enter from Sept ... Authorities said Bhutan had revised standards for service providers, such as hotels, guides, tour operators, and drivers ... Sangay Phuntso, who runs the Always Bhutan Travel company in the capital Thimphu, said the fees may deter some, but not the wealthier visitors.
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Bhutan to welcome tourists ‘who can spend’ for first time since COVID

FX Empire 30 Jun 2022
The Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) said tourists would be allowed to enter from Sept ... Authorities said Bhutan had revised standards for service providers, such as hotels, guides, tour operators, and drivers ... Sangay Phuntso, who runs the Always Bhutan Travel company in the capital Thimphu, said the fees may deter some, but not the wealthier visitors.
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NC asks govt to expedite decision on delayed hydropower projects

Kuensel 28 Jun 2022
On the delay in the construction of Kholongchhu project, Lyonchhen said that the agreement between joint ventures mentioned that the 20 percent of capital work would be awarded to a Bhutanese contractor ... However, from the Bhutan side, they requested 20 percent of capital work for the construction of tunnels.
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Government subsidies to SoEs drop

Kuensel 25 Jun 2022
While about Nu 1.84B of the total subsidies is for recurrent expenses, Nu 75.88 million (M) is for capital works ... The government provides the subsidy to Bhutan Power Corporation Limited (BPC) ... The Bhutan Chamber for Commerce and Industry (BBCI) has also been allocated Nu 10.5M.
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FINA enters four-year agreement with Myrtha Pools over Pools for All programme

Inside The Games 22 Jun 2022
FINA is currently financing and overseeing the construction of a pool in Bhutan's capital Thimphu on the edge of the Himalayas. This makes the Bhutan Aquatics Federation the first to benefit from the initiative ... that the new facility in Bhutan would be "just the beginning".
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Fuel dealers given fixed  commission

Kuensel 04 Jun 2022
Dechen Dolkar ... In 2016 a multi-sectoral committee developed a domestic pricing structure for Bhutan after fuel entered Bhutan which had around 11 components. The dealers’ commission, transit insurance, return on working capital, operating cost, product loss, transportation rates and other charges ... He said the prices have soared three times recently ... .

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