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  • Hon’ble Lyonpo handed over Bicycle and Walkie Talkie sets to forestry staff

    Hon'ble Minister with the recipent of equipments (1)February 15, Thimphu: The Hon’ble Lyonpo, Yeshey Dorji handed over ten nos. each of Bicycle and Motorola Walkie Talkie to forestry staff. Both Bicycle and Walkie Talkie will play an important role during forest fire and general patrolling helping the staff to control fire and forest related illegal activities in and around Thimphu area.

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  • High level Consultative Meeting on the Draft RNR Marketing Policy held

    A50X4311February 15, Thimphu: The Department of Agricultural Marketing and Cooperatives (DAMC) under Ministry of Agriculture and Forests with assistance from International Center for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) conducted a high level consultative meeting to discuss and finalise the draft Renewable Natural Resources Marketing policy (RNR MP). The event was graced by Hon’ble Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji, Minister for Ministry of Agriculture and Forests.

    The Hon’ble Lyonpo in his opening remarks stated ‘the need for RNR Marketing Policy for Bhutan is felt necessary to pave a way for an intelligent and sustainable agriculture or RNR growth.” He added ‘the demand and need for sound marketing policy is evident for our country from the perspective of the majority of our population, over 62% being dependent on it for livelihood and employment.’

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  • Inauguration of farmers hostel

    UntitledA new training hostel for farmers and staff was formally inaugurated by HE Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji on 08/02/2016 at RNR RDSC Lingmethang. It was constructed at a total cost of NU. 7.139 million with support of MAGIP, IFAD. With the construction of the hostel, it is expected to benefit farmers coming to the centre for training programs and study tours. Every year more than 300 farmers visit the centre.

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  • Prayers offered for the Druk Gyalsey

    IMG_3878On the Auspicious Occasion of the birth of The Gyalsey, the first Royal Child of His Majesty King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Her Majesty Queen Ashi Jetsun Pema, the staff of RNR RDC Jakar offered thousand butter lamps, tshog and prayers at Kurjey Lhakhang on February 8, for the long life, good health and happiness of The Druk Gyalpo, The Druk Gyaltsuen and The Druk Gyalsey.

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  • Integrated Horticulture Promotion Project launched

    DSC_1648February 4, Thimphu: Honble Lyonpo Damcho Dorji, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and His Excellency Kenji Hiramatsu; Ambassador of Japan to Bhutan launched the Integrated Horticulture Promotion Project (IHHP) at Research and Development Center Bajo to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the establishment of Diplomatic Relations between Bhutan and Japan.

    The launching of IHPP project signified the continued commitment of the Japanese Government to support the development of agriculture in Bhutan and for further deepening of the Bhutan-Japan cooperation.

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