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  • Bird Flu outbreak at Dhamdara under control

    Chukha: A bird flu outbreak which was reported on April 9 killing 264 poultry birds in local backyard and semi-commercial poultry farms in Dhamdara, Phuentsholing is now under control.

    The general public are urged not to get alarmed since the disease is contained at the source of outbreak and required control measures are already put in place. However, the public are advised to take precautions like washing of hands after handling poultry, chicken and eggs with soap and water.

    The disease was confirmed through a laboratory test at the National Centre for Animal Health (NCAH), Serbithang using reverse transcriptase-Polymerase Chain Reaction test. Following the confirmation, the National Incident Command Committee chaired by the Hon’ble Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests immediately activated the Incident Operation Centre (IOC) at Thromde Veterinary Hospital/Satellite Laboratory in Phuentsholing with the rapid response team for immediate containment and response to the outbreak.

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  • Google Suite training for Ministry’s staff


    28-29 March, Thimphu: Around 45 participants from the Ministry are attending a two days training on “Google Suite” at Institute of Management Studies Ltd, Serbithang. The training will basically equip the staff stationed in Thimphu on the usage of Email, Publishing Apps (Docs, Sheet, Slides), Calendar, Cloud storage (drive) and other features available in the Suite.

    The Google Apps is a cloud-based suite application to promote a paperless working environment and help reduce both agency’s overall expenses and its environmental impact. The Royal Government of Bhutan approved the implementation of Google Apps to facilitate a secure email system and collaboration across the whole of Government. The Apps had encouraged the innovative changes in processes within the government, demonstrating the benefits of ICT in a small and resource constrained country like Bhutan.

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  • New UNDP Resident Representative calls on Sanam Lyonpo

    20 March, Thimphu: Ms. Azusa Kubota, the new Resident Representative (RR) of UNDP for Bhutan called on the Hon’ble Sanam Lyonpo, Yeshey Penjor.

    The call on also attended by the Agriculture Secretary, Dasho Rinzin Dorji discussed about the UNDP supported activities in Bhutan particularly related to climate change. Dasho highlighted the Ministry’s priorities in the 12th five year plan such as climate smart livestock activities and youth employment which is also one of the priorities for UNDP. The floor also discussed the human-wild conflict and how UNDP can contribute in such areas.

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  • Sanam Lyonpo meets Representative of SAF to UNESCO

    The meeting discussed the Man and Biosphere Project and scholarships at UMCSAFS

    March 15, Thimphu: The Hon’ble Sanam Lyonpo, Yeshey Penjor met Madam France Marquet, the Representative of South Asia Foundation (SAF) to UNESCO and the Principle Trustee of the Madanjeet Singh Foundation. The Agriculture Secretary, Dasho Rinzin Dorji was also present among others.

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