Feb 03, 2016|News

Launch of Brand Bhutan

 

His Excellency Lyonchen Tshering Tobgay launched the Brand Bhutan initiative on 1st February 2016, Monday at Hotel Taj Tashi, Thimphu. The launching event was also attended by the Hon’ble Minister for Ministry of Economic Affairs Norbu Wangchuk, Hon’ble Minister for Works and Human Settlement Dorji Choden, the Resident Representative of UNDP, Senior Government Officials, representative from other international organizations and NGOs, representatives from private sectors, and officials from the Department of Trade, Ministry of Economic Affairs.

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Feb 03, 2016|News

Press Release

 

It is estimated about 700,000 light bulbs lighting about 140,000 homes across the country. Every day, these 700,000 bulbs consume about 168,000 units of energy worth Nu 390,000. According to the Department of Renewable Energy under the Ministry of Economic Affairs, the problem with these incandescent bulbs is that they are 6 times less efficient than Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs).

 

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Jan 29, 2016|News

Draft Competition Policy 2015

 

 As included, and the need of such policy highlighted in the 11th Five Year Plan, the Department of Trade under the Ministry of Economic Affairs has initiated the drafting process of Competition Policy since 2011. Several rounds of stakeholder consultation including Gross National Happines

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Jan 28, 2016|News

Press Release

 

In an earnest effort to enhance the energy security in the Country, the Department of Renewable Energy (DRE) under the Ministry of Economic Affairs, is taking strategic measures to diversify the energy supply mix by promoting alternate renewable energy technologies and demand-side management by encouraging to adopt energy efficiency measures in production & consumption of goods and se

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Jan 22, 2016|News

Press Release

 

 As one of the beneficiaries of the SASEC Trade Facilitation Program (STFP) implemented with funds from the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the Department of Trade under the Ministry of Economic Affairs proposed to develop a web based Trade Information Portal (TIP). The TIP is intended to serve as a single-stop point for all information relating to import and export including transit, and assist traders in obtaining relevant information on rules and regulations of each Government organization for export and import. Setting up of TIP is also aimed to facilitate trade and improve transpare

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