TCB to regulate mass tourism

By: Tashi TOBGAY on Thursday, June, 6th,2019 in News. No Comments

The Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) has come up with a draft strategy to address the issue of mass tourism, foreign minister Dr Tandi Dorji said at a press conference last week. Lyonpo, who is also the chairman of the third tourism council, said the issue has also been discussed in the cabinet. “The Prime Minister has […]

Tourism should receive what it deserves: PM

By: Tashi TOBGAY on Tuesday, March, 5th,2019 in News. No Comments

To assess where the country is lacking while promoting it as a tourist destination, the government will have a flagship programme on tourism, Lyonchhen Dr Lotay Tshering said at the national tourism conference yesterday. “With this flagship programme, it is not just to talk about the industry, not just to promote ourselves but see where […]

Aaron Bayard wins Tour of the Dragon

By: Tashi TOBGAY on Thursday, September, 6th,2018 in News. No Comments

At the ninth edition of Tour of the Dragon, an annual one-day mountain biking race in the country, Aaron Bayard from America recorded the best time at 11 hours and 11 minutes since 2015 on Sunday in Thimphu. It took more than 50 minutes after Aaron Bayard for Norbu, a local biker, to reach the […]

Sharing the benefits of tourism with rural communities

By: Tashi TOBGAY on Wednesday, August, 29th,2018 in News. No Comments

Ecotourism, although relatively new and small, seem to be bringing significant development in the rural parts of the country. Careful regulation and promotion of ecotourism, therefore, needs to be worked so that the households can explore income-earning opportunities besides farming. At the time when villages are met with the growing issue of farmhands shortage, taking […]

Bhutan -1 deployed into low earth orbit

By: Tashi TOBGAY on Wednesday, August, 15th,2018 in News. No Comments

Bhutan’s first satellite CubeSat Bhutan-1 was deployed from International Space Station (ISS) into the low earth orbit yesterday. This comes after the release of Bhutan-1 along with CubeSats of the Philippines and Malaysia into ISS on June 29. Officials of the information and communications ministry gathered once again at the ministry’s conference hall yesterday. Live-streamed […]

Drugyel Dzong rises from history as 40% is complete

By: Tashi TOBGAY on Monday, July, 30th,2018 in News. No Comments

The project manager for the Drugyel Dzong, Namgay Dorji said that around 40 percent of the structure of the historic Drugyel Dzong is complete. He said that the project is divided into seven phases and so far 3 phases are complete. He said that the Dzong’s proposed completion date is by the end of 2022. […]

Paro international airport gets new infrastructure

By: Tashi TOBGAY on Thursday, July, 26th,2018 in News. No Comments

Paro international airport yesterday inaugurated four structures — modified departure terminal building, cargo building, the relocated substation, and a parallel taxiway worth Nu 440.45 million (M). The structures were part of a project worth about Nu 800M funded by the Government of India. The project began in the 11th Plan. Arrival terminal building worth Nu […]

His Majesty visits Goensho Tshamkhang

By: Tashi TOBGAY on Thursday, July, 26th,2018 in News. No Comments

His Majesty The King yesterday visited the Goensho Tshamkhang, a retreat for elderly people built under His Majesty’s People’s Project in Wangsisina, Thimphu. The retreat, completed in June, currently accommodates 19 inhabitants who are recipients of His Majesty’s Gensho Zhabto Kidu. The recipients of the Gensho Zhabto Kidu are senior citizens who do not have […]

His Majesty offers a statue at Busa Wangdue Goenpa

By: Tashi TOBGAY on Tuesday, July, 3rd,2018 in News. No Comments

His Majesty The King offered a statue of Tertoen Dorji Lingpa to Busa Wangdue Goenpa of Sephu gewog in Wangduephodrang on June 30. Busa Wangdue Goenpa was founded in the 17th century by Tashi Tenzin, the heart son of Tertoen Dorji Lingpa. His Majesty also granted tokha to the people of Sephu. His Majesty is […]

Bhutan’s population is 735,553

By: Tashi TOBGAY on Friday, June, 29th,2018 in News. No Comments

Bhutan’s population on an average increased by 8,380 people a year in the last 12 years. The past 12 years saw the population increase by 100,571 persons and touched 735,553 as of May 30 last year. According to the reports of Population and Housing Census of Bhutan (PHCB) 2017, which Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay released […]