Latest News for: Bhutan capital

Edit

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.
Edit

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.
Edit

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.
Edit

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.
Edit

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.
Edit

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".
Edit

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 ... .
Edit

Bhutanese economy should move from resource-driven to productivity-driven

Kuensel 30 May 2022
“Productivity-led growth is a good hedge against volatile economic growth,” said the chief who was a panellist at the Bhutan Democracy Forum which discussed “Equitable prosperity through inclusivity” last week ... “The productivity-led growth is more resilient, inclusive, and equitable which Bhutan needs to prioritise and pursue.”.
Edit

Nubri Capital investment case: OAG appeals to High Court

Kuensel 06 May 2022
The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) appealed to the High Court last week after the Thimphu dzongkhag courtacquitted three defendants in the irrational financial transactions of Nu 100 million between the Royal Insurance Corporation of Bhutan Limited (RICBL) and Nubri Capital Private Limited (NCPL) case.
Edit

Bangladeshi port rejuvenated by Chinese dredging

Beijing News 29 Apr 2022
© Provided by Xinhua. by Liu Chuntao, Naim-Ul-Karim ... The current depth of the shallow Pashur channel is less than 5.5 meters, meaning Mongla is underutilized ... Through the construction of the Padma bridge and rail link, Mongla will be a gateway to Bhutan, India and Nepal, connected to capital Dhaka and handling trade from the north and southwest.
Edit

Feature: Bangladesh port rejuvenated by Chinese dredging

Xinhua 28 Apr 2022
by Liu Chuntao, Naim-Ul-Karim ... The current depth of the shallow Pashur channel is less than 5.5 meters, meaning Mongla is underutilized. COMING BACK TO LIFE ... Through the construction of the Padma bridge and rail link, Mongla will be a gateway to Bhutan, India and Nepal, connected to capital Dhaka and handling trade from the north and southwest ... (1 U.S.
Edit

Pillars of India-Bhutan ties: Mutual benefit, cooperation and shared values

Beijing News 27 Apr 2022
Owing to the difference in economic and geographic size between the two neighbours, it is easy to perceive the India-Bhutan relationship as being tilted in favour of one but the truth is that the relationship is a mutually beneficial relationship based on shared cultural values and genuine all-weather friendship.
Edit

External Affairs Minister Jaishankar to visit Bangladesh and Bhutan from April 28 to 30

Indian Express 27 Apr 2022
Jaishankar will meet King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering and Foreign Minister Tandi Dorji in the Bhutanese capital. The Bhutan foreign ministry said that “during the visit, Jaishankar will receive audiences with His Majesty The King and His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo”.
Edit

Sports events expected to resume

Kuensel 25 Apr 2022
Thimphu City FC (TCFC), in collaboration with the Bhutan Football Federation (BFF), will organise the tournament ... The semifinals and the final matches of the first beach volleyball tournament, which was being organised by the Bhutan Volleyball Federation in the capital, was halted.
Edit

STEM group to encourage women and girls to take up STEM fields

Kuensel 22 Apr 2022
“The group aims to enhance research studies on female participation in STEM in Bhutan as there is no such research done so far.” ... She said that Bhutan is rich in social capital but lacks human capital, adding that there are only one or two experts in mathematics, microbiology, space, engineering and other essential sectors.

Most Viewed

Uzbekistan's President Shavkat Mirziyoyev attends a meeting of Presidents of ex-Soviet nations which are members of the Commonwealth of Independent States, at Konstantin Palace in Strelna, outside St. Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2021.
AP / Yevgeny Biyatov
File - Afghan girl stand by a Taliban fighter after an earthquake in Gayan district in Paktika province, Afghanistan, Saturday, June 25, 2022.
AP / Ebrahim Nooroozi
An apartment building damaged by Russian attack is seen in Kharkiv, Ukraine, on Monday, July 4, 2022.
AP / Evgeniy Maloletka
×