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  • Message from the Hon’ble Minister, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests on the occasion of the Social Forestry Day, 2nd June 2018

    downloadOn this very auspicious occasion, let me take this opportunity to remind ourselves on how lucky we are to be born in Bhutan with full blessing and guidance of our Beloved Majesties who have ensured us the abundance of forest and natural resources. It is due to the farsighted visions of Our Majesties, that despite being a small country, Bhutan is hailed far and wide as a model for balanced conservation and utilization of the natural resources. Royal Government of Bhutan’s Constitutional mandate to maintain 60 percent forest cover for all times was promulgated by our beloved 4th Druk Gyalpo, Jigme Singye Wangchuck.

    To contribute towards this noble goal, the Department of Forests and Park Services, since 1940s to till date have carried out more than 45,000 acres of forest plantation for our future generations and to meet the increasing timber demand. The annual demand for construction timber alone is 10.89 million cubic feet, out of which about 4.40 million cubic feet are for rural house constructions only. In 2017 alone, almost 260,000 cubic feet of timber were supplied for Dzongs and Lhakhangs renovation/reconstruction across the country which is another major timber consumer besides other various timber requirements.

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  • 29 May 2018- Lord Buddha’s Parinirvana- National Holiday

    Buddha_ParinirvanaAll government offices and schools in the Kingdom of Bhutan will be closed on Tuesday, 29 May 2018 to observe one of the most sacred days- Lord Buddha’s Parinirvana or Duechen Nga Zom.

    Lord Buddha’s Parinirvana or Duechen Nga Zom is observed on the 15th Day of the Fourth Month of the Bhutanese calendar which this year falls on 29 May. It was on this day that the Buddha was conceived, born, subdued evil, gained enlightenment and attained Nirvana. It is considered as one of the most auspicious days for Buddhists all over the world.

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  • G2C Database Services Training for the Livestock Officials of Eastern Region

    24-26.05.2018, Trashigang: A three days training on TOT for G2C online database services and lead farmers’ training Picture1was organised by the National Centre for Animal Health (NCAH) in collaboration with RLDC, Kanglung to train livestock officials on online sertovice delivery. The training aimed at training and creating awareness on G2C online database services and upgrading their professional working system in the field to enhance public services delivery.

    During the three days training program participants are being oriented on how to apply veterinary drug indents, requisition of feed and fodder and input supply through G2C database services under Department of Livestock. In the final day, they are expected to learn on the importance of leading farmers to be delivered by Regional Livestock Development Centre, Kanglung.  The training is being attended by 24 participants comprising officails from Dzongkhags, Central Farms, DVH and other field representatives.

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  • Corrigendum

    The tender for supply of product processing ingredients, equipment, uniforms and extension kits meant to be opened on 24th May 2018 at 10.00 AM for Bhutan Livestock Development Cooperation Ltd (BLDCL) has been cancelled and the management has decided to re-announce it.

    Therefore, all the bidders are requested to collect the tender documents from the BLDCL Head Office or can be download from the link given below. Kindly be informed that resubmission of tender shall be on 8th June 2018 on or before 10.00AM.

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  • Hon’ble Sanam Lyonpo meets EU Ambassadors

    A50X5120Thimphu, 23 May, 2018 – The Hon’ble Minister of Agriculture and Forests, Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji, met with the European Union Ambassador to Bhutan, His Excellency Mr.  Tomasz Kozlowski and Ambassadors of other EU Member States.

    Welcoming the Delegation, Lyonpo commended that EU has been the main partner for Bhutan in strengthening the agriculture, livestock and forestry sectors which are the integral parts of rural communities. His Excellency assured that each cent will be used prudently for the purpose it is meant for.

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