New measures to improve services at Paro airport.

By: sonam on Monday, February, 20th,2017 in News. No Comments

Service: The Department of Air Transport (DAT) with the information and communications ministry will install a new taxi counter at the Paro International Airport’s arrival terminal starting next month. The decision to have a pre-paid taxi service at the only international airport in the country is based on customer feedback. DAT director Karma Wangchuk said that […]

Wola Gyalpo’s forgotten choeten

By: sonam on Monday, February, 13th,2017 in News. No Comments

Culture: The last rays of the winter sun penetrate through thorny branches and touch a choeten that’s long been hidden under thick foliage. Believed to have been built by Lam Drukpa Kunley in the 15th century, the choeten is today abandoned and forgotten. Grass grows on its roof and bushes have reclaimed its base. Its mud […]

Keeping the weaving culture alive

By: sonam on Monday, February, 13th,2017 in News. No Comments

Main story: In one of the warmest rooms inside Royal Textile Academy (RTA) in Thimphu, twenty-five young girls ranging from as young as 11 to 21 years old are learning something valuable – the art of traditional weaving. Instead of spending their time roaming around town or sitting in front of television, they are spending their […]

Bhutan ranked 98 out of 118 on global talent competitiveness index

By: sonam on Thursday, January, 26th,2017 in News. No Comments

Report: Bhutan is ranked 98 out of 118 countries on the ‘global talent competitiveness index’ 2017, compiled by INSEAD, a graduate business school. As countries are competing to grow and attract better talent and retain those workers who contribute to competitiveness, innovation, and growth, the report states that governments, businesses, and various other stakeholders need […]