May 25, 2015|News

Press Release on Annual Bilateral Trade & Transit Meeting between Bhutan and India


 The Annual Bilateral Trade and Transit Meeting between Bhutan and India is scheduled to be held in Thimphu on 25 May, 2015. The Bhutanese delegation will be led by Mr. Sonam P. Wangdi, Hon'ble Offtg. Secret ray, Ministry of Economic Affairs. The Bhutanese delegation consists of representatives from the Ministries of Finance, Agriculture and Forests, Foreign Affairs, Economic Affairs and Bhutan standards Bureau. The four member delegation from the Government of India will be led by Mr. Rajiv kher, Hon'ble Secretary, Ministry of commerce. 

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May 08, 2015|News

Manggdechhu HEP - Concreting of Dam Foundation begins


Concreting of dam foundation begins
Hydropower: Marking another milestone for the now the fastest hydropower construction in the country, Mangdechu project yesterday symbolically began concreting the foundation of the dam, bringing an end to river excavation work.
In concreting the foundation of the dam, which will block the Mangdechu and divert it through the tunnels, chief engineer, Karma Chophel, said about 0.45 million cubic metres or 80,460 truckloads of cement would be poured to build the dam, a piece of good news for market-less Dungsam cement.

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May 06, 2015|News

Awareness and Consultative Workshops on Intellectual Property and TISCs


As part of the sensitization programme on Intellectual Property (IP), the Intellectual Property Division (IPD) conducted a day long workshop on IP for the professors, lecturers and staff at the Jigme Namgyel Polytechnic, Dewathang, Samdrup Jongkhar on April 15, 2015 and at the College of Science and Technology, Rinchending, Chukha on April 17, 2015.

The objective of the workshop was to create awareness on different IP Rights (IPRs), namely Trademark, Patent, Industrial Design and Copyright and their protection system available in the country. Further,

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Apr 24, 2015|News

First Better Business Council Meeting.


The Ministry of Economic Affairs organized the First Better Business Council (BBC) Meeting of the High Level Business Council at Thimphu Ariya hotel on 22 April, 2015. The event was chaired by the Hon’ble Prime Minister who is also the Chairperson of the High Level Business Council.
The meeting was held to deliberate and recommend on the set up of the council secretariat, roles of the secretariat, structure of the BBC and way forward for the BBC.
The Better Business Council was established by Royal Government of Bhutan to bring about reforms in business, promote invest

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Apr 13, 2015|News

PPP Stakeholder Workshop


The Ministry of Economic Affairs in collaboration with the World Bank organized a Public Private Partnership (PPP) stakeholder workshop at Thimphu Taj Tashi on 8th April, 2015. The event was graced by the Hon’ble Secretary, Ministry of Finance.

The objective of the workshop was to create awareness about the provisions of the draft PPP policy as well as educate key stakeholders. The policy was recently reviewed by the Gross National Happiness Commission and has been approved for onward submission to the Cabinet.

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