Friday, 2nd June 2017: All are very welcome to watch the LIVE broadcast of a Panel Discussion on BBS TV after the 8 PM BBS News about the Royal Bhutan Flower Exhibition taking place this year from 5-11 June 2017 at the National Memorial Chorten in Thimphu.
As we celebrate the Coronation Anniversary of our beloved Fourth Druk Gyalpo, His Majesty Jigme Singye Wangchuck on 2nd June, let us all pay tribute to His Majesty’s visionary leadership in environmental conservation which transformed our country into a natural paradise. Let us all join hands on this auspicious day, to reiterate our dedication to our beloved Fourth Druk Gyalpo by planting trees.
The healthy forest cover and beautiful natural environment which the people of Bhutan and the world enjoy today, are the result of the profound policies that His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo charted at the time of His Coronation and pursued with resolute commitment and leadership throughout His golden reign. The Ministry of Agriculture and Forests is proud to inform that His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo’s wish of the Bhutanese people managing our forest resources and environment is getting fulfilled as we have established almost 700 community forests under the Social Forestry programme besides successfully protecting our watersheds, biodiversity reserves and national parks.
During the 3rd Royal Bhutan Flower Exhibition 2017:
These Roads will be closed for traffic:
– Upper RBP Gate to National Memorial Chorten
– Hospital Gate towards swimming pool road
– North side of Memorial Chorten which used to be one way (just downhill) will be made two ways
– One way direction to be reversed on road from hospital towards roundabout above Chorten joining Samten Lam (Kalabazar road)
– Hospital entry opened from upper gate
The Ministry of Agriculture and Forests is pleased to publicly disclose the Environment and Social Management Framework (ESMF) and Gender Analysis and Action Plan (GAAP) for Bhutan for Life Project after receiving feedback from RGoB and WWF. This will be the basis for specifying the procedures and guidelines for assessing the potential environmental and social impacts of the financed sub-projects.
29 May, Thimphu: As per Royal Command, 30 May to 1 June 2017, has been declared as National Census Holidays. The 2nd Population and Housing Census of Bhutan (2017 PHCB) is an important national undertaking. In view of this, the PHCB will cover both Bhutanese and Non-Bhutanese living in the country. Therefore, everyone is expected to stay at their residences and extend full support and cooperation to the census officials.
The PHCB which will be conducted by the National Census Secretariat, instituted under the National Statistics Bureau, is the most comprehensive source of information on population and households. It provides benchmark data on demographic, social, economic and housing characteristics. The information collected will be used for formulation of policies, planning and monitoring and evaluation of the development plans and programs. The 2017 PHCB is timely to assess the achievement of the 11th Five Year Plan and the Sustainable Development Goals. The first Population and Housing Census of Bhutan was conducted in May 2005.