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  • Vietnamese delegation meets Sanam Lyonpo

    8 July, Thimphu: A nine member delegation from Vietnam National Assembly headed by His Excellency Mr. Phan Xuan Dung, Member of Central Party Committee, Chairman of the National Assembly’s Committee for Science, Technology and Environment called on the Hon’ble Sanam Lyonpo, Yeshey Penjor.

    Their Excellencies discussed on the areas of agriculture, fishery and forest. The Chairman expressed Vietnamese keen interest on forest management in Bhutan.

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  • Message from Hon’ble Sanam Lyonpo on International Day of Co-operatives

    The International Day of Co-operatives is an annual celebration of the co-operative movement observed on the first Saturday of July each year. The aim of the International Day is to increase awareness on cooperatives and celebrate the movement’s success and promote the ideals of solidarity, economic efficiency, equality and world peace. This year, the day will be celebrated on 6th July 2019; with the theme “COOPS 4 DECENT WORK” highlighting the fact that co-operatives are people-centered enterprises placing human development and social justice at the forefront. As an associate member of the International Cooperative Alliance, Bhutan has been observing International Day of Cooperatives (IDC) since 2011.

    Like many countries, Bhutan too grapples with the problem of widening the wealth gap, increasing unemployment levels, particularly among its youth and increasing job insecurity because of the transforming economy. The Co-operatives Day theme was identified to support the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 8 of “Inclusive development and decent work”. Cooperatives and Farmer Groups have the potential to generate gainful and secure employment – either through self-employment or by creating paid jobs.

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  • National Dog Population Management Strategy launched

    The Hon’ble Sanam Lyonpo launched the strategy

    1 July, Thimphu: The Department of Livestock (DoL) launched the National Dog Population Management (DPM) Strategy to improve the health and welfare of dogs, reduce dog population, achieve zero human deaths due to rabies by 2030 and create a positive impression of Bhutan for visitors making Bhutan a safer and happier place with minimum nuisance and dog threats.

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  • Laboratory IMS for veterinary activities launched

    1 July, Thimphu: The Department of Livestock (DoL) launched the Laboratory Information Management System: http://lims.ncah.gov.bt, the online database system designed to ensure efficient management of the country’s veterinary laboratory information. It has the features for online entry of sample details, test result, diagnosis and recommendations.

    According to a press release, the web based system will help the veterinary laboratories to track real time samples from submission to testing and reporting. Besides data storage and test result dissemination, reports can also be generated for policy interventions.

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