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  • Sanam Lyonpo meets private parties in Phuentsholing to discuss river bed materials

    5-6 December, Phuentsholing: Following an appeal by the private parties engaged in export of  river bed materials (RBM) from Toorsa River Basin, the Hon’ble Sanam Lyonpo Yeshey Penjor visited Phuentsholing. He met with the private parties involved in surface collection, dredging activities and export at the Phuentsholing Thromde meeting hall.

    The visit was made to verify the stock balance of RBM of surface collection and dredging operators of the balance RBM piled at the sites, assess the possibilities of allowing export and agree on a deadline for clearing all the balance stock of RBM from all stock sites.

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  • Ministry and DHI join hands to enhance dairy value chain

    Thimphu: The Ministry of Agriculture and Forests and Koufuku International Limited (KIL), a subsidiary of Druk Holding and Investments (DHI) signed an agreement to implement the project activities for dairy value chain under the Commercial Agriculture and Resilient Livelihoods Enhancement Programme on December 4.

    According to a spokesperson, one ultra high temperature plant and a processing unit in Deothang, Samdrup Jongkhar and a medium scale cheese processing unit in Nanglam, Pemagatshel will be established under the joint venture.

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  • 5th PSC meeting for EU-TCP held

    5 December, Thimphu: The fifth project steering committee (PSC) meeting for EU-Technical Cooperation Project (TCP) in support of RNR Sector was held under the chairmanship of the Hon’ble Agriculture Secretary Dasho Rinzin Dorji. The meeting shared the progress and financial status among others.

    The project, the first of its kind in the Ministry was aimed at improving the skills and knowledge of the RNR staff in terms of agriculture, livestock, forest, market, management and administration.

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  • Notification to go for local produces in all official functions

    In promoting the market for local produces and also the Renewable Natural Resources (RNR) entrepreneurship, and in the interest of waste prevention at source, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests and the National Environment Commission henceforth shall consume and entertain all official meals, hospitality and entertainment services only with local produces.

    No imported food, tea and snacks will be served in all meetings, lunch and dinner hosted by MoAF and NEC.

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  • Three Chief Forestry Officer appointed for Forestry Department

    29 November, Thimphu: The Ministry of Agriculture and Forests welcomes the three Chief Forestry Officer for Social Forestry & Extension Division (SFED), Forest Resource Management Division (FRMD) and Sakten Wildlife Sanctuary (SWS), Phongmey under Department of Forests and Park Services (DoFPS).

    Mr. Karma Jigme Temphel is the new Chief Forestry Officer for SFED, DoFPS. He completed his M.Sc in Forestry from University of Wolverhamtion, United Kingdom and prior to the appointment he served as the Sr. Forestry Officer  at SFED and after that he was on secondment at SAARC Forestry Centre (SFC) for two years.

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