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  • 5 May 2017: Government Holiday- Zhabdrung Kuchoe

    Zhabdrung-Ngawang-NamgyelAll Government offices and schools in the Kingdom of Bhutan will be closed on Friday 5 May 2017 to observe the Death Anniversary of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel, the Unifier of Bhutan.

    Zhabdrung Kuchoe is observed on the tenth day of the third Bhutanese month. Zhabdrung Nawang Namgyel entered into meditation when he was 58 for 12 years at the Puna Dewai Chenpoi Phodrang in 1651.

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  • Notification: Import of Pets

    Of late, some individuals have been advertising the sale of all types of imported breed of dogs/cats in the Social media particularly in Facebook (B – bay – Buying & Selling). Pursuant to Section 8.2 of the Livestock Act of Bhutan 2001 and Section 39 of the Livestock Rules& Regulation 2008, the import of animal notably pet dogs/cats for any purpose (commercial or, personal) shall be imported only with prior Import Permit issued by Regulatory Authority (BAFRA),upon fulfillment of certain conditions prescribed therein. Any breach on this requirement is considered as illegal and will be dealt as per the provisions of the above-mentioned Act.

    At present, there is no Registered Pet Dogs/Cats Importer for commercial purpose in Bhutan and any individuals wishing to import and/or, sell are advised to seek Prior Import Permit from BAFRA. Those customers wishing to buy pet animals within the country should first verify that the seller has Import Permit, In-country Movement Permit & Health Certificate as required by Livestock Act of Bhutan 2001 or,call BAFRA Toll Free No. 155 or, inform nearest BAFRA office to verify the authenticity of the Business Entity before purchasing the pet or, placing the order to purchase.

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  • Rural Development and Climate Change Response Programme Launched

    Dr. Johann Hesse, Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay and Ltonpo Yeshey Dorji at the launch yesterday
    Dr. Johann Hesse, Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay and Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji at the launch yesterday

    13 April 2017, Thimphu: Yesterday, the Royal Government of Bhutan and the European Union (EU) launched a new EUR 21.5 million Rural Development and Climate Change Response Programme to support sustainable agricultural development and climate change adaptation in Bhutan.

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  • Nominations and Applications invited for Chairperson of GFAR

    gfarNominations and applications are invited for the role of Chairperson of GFAR, the Global Forum on Agricultural Research and Innovation, for a 3-year period from July 2017.

    GFAR is the unique multi-stakeholder global forum on agricultural research and innovation. An open, voluntary forum and a movement for change, GFAR is a global action network, made up of hundreds of partner organizations from public, private and civil society sectors, working together to shape the future of agriculture and food and their role in achieving sustainable development.

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  • Vacancy Announcement

    The applications are invited from the Male Bhutanese Nationals for the following post:

    The following documents have to be submitted along with the applications.

    1. Security Clearance Certificate
    2. Copy of Citizen ID Card
    3. Medical fitness certificate
    4. Three Nos of Passport Size Photograph
    5. NOC from previous employer in case the candidate is already employed.

    The candidates should submit their duly filled RCSC application form- during office hours with all relevant documents as mentioned above. The short listed candidates will be interviewed on April 5, 2017 at 3.00 pm at BAFRA Hqrs. Office Thimphu. All the relevant documents must be produced in original during the interview. The preference will be given to those with similar work experience.

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