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  • 30 May, 31 May & 1 June 2017- National Census Holidays

    phcb_logo29 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.

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  • Foresters successfully complete Arms Training at Tencholing

    foresters22 May 2017, Wangdue: For the last two weeks, getting only a few hours of sleep, getting charred by the sweltering sun, wallowing in the dust, shouting their lungs out, stamping their feet almost to the breaking point, 112 Foresters underwent the intensive arms training at the Royal Bhutan Army Training Centre at Tencholing in Wangdue.

    The 112 foresters successfully completed their rigorous arms training at Tencholing on 20 May 2017. The closing ceremony was graced by Hon’ble Minister of Agriculture and Forests, Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji; accompanied by Kinley Tshering, Offtg. Director of the Department of Forest and Park Services; Chief Forestry Officer of the Thimphu Division and other officials.

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  • Lhuentse Farmers learn about Climate Change

    The participants with some of the organisers in the beautiful backdrop of Lhuentse dzong
    The participants with some of the organisers in the beautiful backdrop of Lhuentse dzong

    May 19, Lhuentse: Twenty farmers from seven geogs of Kurtoed, Gangzor, Jaray, Khoma, Menbi, Metsho and Tshenkharla attended a day-long quiz competition on Climate Change (CC). The program was organised to create awareness on its basic information and impacts for better preparedness as climate change today, is regarded as one of the major environmental concerns globally.

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