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  • 5 June 2018: Pedestrians’ Day

    world-environment-day2Tuesday, 5 June 2018: As per the directives of the Government, every year the World Environment Day is observed as Pedestrians’ Day in Bhutan. Therefore, this is to notify all concerned that tomorrow 5 June 2018 is Pedestrians’ Day, when the vehicle traffic is limited in city centres. The exception is given to emergency and public transport.

    – ICTD

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  • Social Forestry Day celebrated in Samdrup Jongkhar

    Participants including the members from the Geruwa communitySamdrup Jongkhar, June 2: With the inception of the Social Forestry Division in 1985, the June 2nd is celebrated every year as a Social Forestry Day coinciding with coronation day of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo.

    To mark the day, the Divisional Forest Office, Samdrup Jongkhar and community of Geruwa planted 150 seedlings. The Office also distributed 1063 mixed saplings to institutions and agencies for plantation with prayer for His Majesty’s long life and sustainable forest cover.

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  • JDNP celebrates Social Forestry Day

    ParticipantsGasa, June 2: To commemorate the coronation anniversary of our beloved Fourth Druk Gyalpo, the Social Forestry Day was celebrated at the Jigme Dorji National Park (JDNP). His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo was among the earliest world leaders to become conscious of the mounting pressures of development on bountiful, yet fragile ecosystem.

    The Park jointly with Dzongkhag officials, community forest group members and nature club members of Bjishong Central School celebrated the day at Jigme Dorji Kuenphen Community Forest, Damji with a theme, Forests for Food, Water and Energy.

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  • Supporting Green Compensatory Plantation

    IMG_20180603_094926_HDRThimphu, June 2: Coinciding with the Social Forestry Day, the Natural Resources Development Corporation Limited (NRDCL) partnered with Bank of Bhutan Limited (BoBL) and Druk Air Corporation Limited for plantation at 4 hectares of area at Chang Debsi under the initiative of “Supporting Green Compensatory Plantation’ (SGCP). A total of 6,400 noss of tree seedlings comprised of Pinus wallichina and Quercuss sp. have been planted. Funding support for this activity including maintenance up to five years is extended by the two companies.

    SGCP is an important initiative of DHI introduced in 2017 to encourage DHI owned companies in tree plantation program. It includes afforestation in blank areas, reforestation in degraded/deforested areas, rehabilitation of fire burnt and pest/disease affected areas. The program also includes plantation to protect the watershed areas and commercial tree plantation.

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