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  • Bhutan-EU Cooperation event organised during 14th RTM

    March 12-14, Thimphu:  At the ongoing 14th Round Table Meeting (RTM) organised by the Royal Government of Bhutan, the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests (MoAF) in collaboration with European Union (EU), New Delhi organised Bhutan-EU Cooperation side event at Royal Banquet Hall. The opening of side event was graced by His Excellency Achim Steiner, UNDP Administrator and UN Under-Secretary General and the Hon’ble Foreign Minister, Dr. Tandin Dorji.

    The stall displayed glimpses of EU partnership with Royal Government of Bhutan in the Renewable Natural Resource Sector including the EU Technical Cooperation Project, Rural Development and Climate Change Response Programme, ICIMOD Himalica Project, EU – International Cooperative Alliance regional project and EU ITC Trade Project.

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  • Ultrasonography and Radiology training for Veterinarians underway

    March 12-17, Thimphu: The National Veterinary Hospital (NVH) is organising a week long training-workshop for veterinarians on Ultrasonography and Radiology in small animals at NVH, Motithang. The radio-imaging expert, Dr. Nicolette Hayward, the Director from the Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging Ltd, UK is the resource person. Three ultrasonography machines were provided for the training purpose by Mr. Sudarshan Girdhar, Sales Accounts Manager with IMV Imaging, India Pvt. Limited.

    The training will impart the veterinarians with necessary knowledge and practical skills to use advanced diagnostic tools such as ultrasonography and x-ray machines for rapid and accurate disease diagnosis in animals. With increasing demand for advanced veterinary clinical services, it is high time that services provided at the animal health centres are also upgraded. More importantly, such diagnostic tools help in making accurate diagnosis, thereby increasing the efficacy of treatment.

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  • RNR Census in full swing

    The RNR census is undergoing in full swing across the 205 gewogs of Bhutan. The census –  which began on 1st March in some Dzongkhags and scheduled to end in all Dzongkhags by 31st March, is now on its 13th day.

    The enumerators who use tablets for interview synchronize the data with the local server maintained by the ICT Division of MoAF, Thimphu on daily basis. The RNR Statistics Division downloads the data from the server on daily basis to monitor the progress in the field and also to check data quality and provide feedback and corrective measures to the field in real time.

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