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  • Letter of intention to award

    This is to notify you that, it is our intention to award the contract for your bid dated (17/03/20) for  execution of the Construction of Distribution Network of Tharaykhola Irrigation Scheme, under Norbugang Gewog, Samtse Dzongkhag for the contract price of Nu. 63,32,354.60 (Sixty three lakhs thirty two thousand three hundred fifty four and chetrum sixty) only as corrected and modified in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders. The firms may like to seek clarification if any within 10 days from the date of receipt of this letter.

    -DoA

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  • Request for Expressions of Interest (REDD+ Readiness)

    Proposals are invited for expression of interest (EoI) for national consultancy firms for developing the Investment and Implementation Proposal for the implementation of the National REDD+ Strategy & Action Plan of Bhutan as per the details below:

    NAME OF THE PROJECTBhutan REDD+ Readiness-AF of World Bank
    FUNDING AGENCYWorld Bank
    ASSIGNMENT TITLEDevelopment of Investment and Implementation Proposal (IIP) for the implementation of the National REDD+ Strategy & Action Plan of Bhutan
    REFERENCE NUMBERBT-WMD-169084-CS-CQS

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  • Two new species of snails discovered from Bhutan

    Tricula montana

    A team comprising of officials from the National Biodiversity Centre (NBC), Serbithang, Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environmental Research (UWICER), Bumthang, and the Naturalis Biodiversity Centre, the Netherlands published two snail species new to science in ZooKeys in April 2020 (https://zookeys.pensoft.net/article/49987/). Two Erhaia species described from Bhutan are Erhaia jannei Gittenberger & Stelbrink and Erhaia pelkiae Gittenberger & Gyeltshen. The species are confirmed using DNA sequencing along with morphological descriptions.

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  • Community Forest Management Group from Bumthang and Thimphu contributes to COVID-19 Response Fund

    9 April 2020, Thimphu: Five Community Forest Management Groups (CFMG) from Bumthang and one from Thimphu contributed a total amount of Nu. 1.050 million to the COVID-19 Response Fund. The amount in cash was handed over to the Hon’ble Prime Minister on 9th April 2020 by the representative of the following CFMGs:

    1. DomkharLhendup Choling CF, Chumey Gewog- Nu. 300,000
    2. Namdrupcholing CF, Chumey Gewog- Nu, 300,000
    3. Nangar Chithuen CF, Chumey Gewog- Nu. 150,000
    4. Bethang Phenday CF, Chumey Gewog- Nu. 100,000
    5. Zung- Ngae Dhendupcholing CF, Chumey Gewog- Nu. 100,000
    6. TashiYangyel CF, Geney Gewog, Thimphu- Nu. 100,000

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  • Druk Thuenpapuenzhi Community Forest donates Nu. 350,000 to His Majesty’s Kidu Fund

    31 March Thimphu: The Druk Thuenpapuenzhi Community Forest (CF) of Dogar Gewog under Paro Dzongkhag donated Nu. 350,000 to His Majesty’s Kidu Fund. The donation was made in cash and handed over to Zimpon Wogma, Dasho Kunzang Dorji by two representatives from the Community Forest Management Group (CFMG).

    When asked to the Chairperson of the group, Mr. Sangay Wangdi said that it is like a gratitude to His Majesty The King. He said that even during this COVID-19 crisis, His Majesty is travelling across the country to combat this disease for the welfare of the people and distributing food and medicines for the elderly people throughout the country.

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