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 […]

Purjang of Khenpo Karpo’s kudung to be held in Takila in June

By: Tashi TOBGAY on Wednesday, February, 1st,2017 in News. No Comments

Thousands of devotees and well-wishers flock to Taba in Thimphu everyday to offer their last respects to the kudung (precious body) of Khenpo Karpo. Khenpo’s body arrived in the country on January 27 after completion of a deep meditative state (Thukdam). Khenpo Karpo’s disciple, Khenpo Gyeltshen, said that Khenpo remained in meditative state for five […]

Online permits for regional tourists

By: Tashi TOBGAY on Wednesday, February, 1st,2017 in News. No Comments

Tourism: Tour agents in Phuentsholing are welcoming the online permit system that the Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) recently introduced for regional tourists. The owner of AD Tours and Travels in Phuentsholing, DB Gurung, said that tour agents will benefit. “Time will be saved,” he said. DB Gurung also pointed out that the online permit […]

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 […]

His Majesty The King in Pemagatshel

By: Tashi TOBGAY on Monday, January, 23rd,2017 in News. No Comments

His Majesty The King visited Borangmo village, the second village in Pemagatshel built under His Majesty The King’s national resettlement project. The village is populated by 51 households from the most remote regions of Nganglam gewog in Pemagatshel. As part of the project, which commenced in 2012, the people were granted plots to build houses […]

Tamchog Chakzam (Iron Chain Bridge)

By: sithar on Monday, December, 5th,2016 in News. No Comments

According to the biographical notes in the History of Bhutan, Thangtong Gyalpo erected a bridge across the Paro Chhu (sPa gro chu) to Tamchog (gTam chos) by 1433. The successors of the first Chakzampa built a Lhakhang at Tamchog, the Tamchog Gonpa (gTam chos dgon pa). In 1969, the iron suspension bridge was destroyed by […]

Bhutan reaffirms to remain carbon neutral

By: sithar on Thursday, October, 1st,2015 in News. No Comments

COP21: Bhutan has reaffirmed to remain carbon neutral and pursue low emission development to achieve the ambitious global targets of climate change post 2020. National Environment Commission (NEC) vice chairperson and agriculture minister Yeshey Dorji submitted Bhutan’s commitments or the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) secretariat […]