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  • Basic GPS Training ongoing at UWICE

    The trainees are from Lunana, Lingzhi, Soe, Sephu, Bumdeling and Khoma Geogs
    The trainees are from Lunana, Lingzhi, Soe, Sephu, Bumdeling and Khoma Geogs

    9-12 June 2014, Lamaigonpa, Bumthang: The National Centre of Animal Nutrition, Department of Livestock, Bumthang in collaboration with the Ugyen Wangchuk Institute for Conservation and Environment is the organiser of the 4 days training from 9/6/2014 to 12/6/2014 on “Basic Global Positioning System (GPS)”at Lamaigonpa, Bumthang. The training is being attended by 15 Livestock Extension Officers from Lunana, Lingzhi, Soe, Sephu, Bumdeling and Khoma Geogs.The training is funded by the Bhutan Trust Fund for Environment Conservation under the HANAs Project.

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  • DAMC website ranked 11th

    In the website competition one of our sister websites was not too far behind us. Department of Agricultural Marketing & Cooperatives’s website www.agrimarket.gov.bt was ranked 11th out of 98 Government websites evaluated. Department of IT & Telecom (DITT) carried out the government website evaluation following a directive received from the Hon’ble Prime Minister to organise a website competition. The primary purpose was to assess whether websites established by several agencies under Royal Government of Bhutan are fulfilling the generic objectives and agency specific aims, assessment of websites was initiated in mid April. The Ministry’s website www.moaf.gov.bt had come 3rd.

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  • 16th NPC Meeting ongoing in Thimphu

    Workshop in progress
    Workshop in progress

    9 June, Thimphu: Representatives from various Asian countries are in the capital to participate in the 16th National Project Coordinators meeting. The participating countries- Malaysia, India, Mongolia, Laos, Cambodia, Bangladesh and Bhutan- that are at different phases of implementing the National Biosafety Framework are here following a practice which provides a platform for information sharing and to share technical knowledge on new and emerging developments in biosafety.

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  • 14th Congress of International Society for Ethno-biology (ISE) inaugurated in Bumthang

    Her Royal Highness Ashi Chimi Yangzom Wangchuck inaugurated the Opening
    Her Royal Highness Ashi Chimi Yangzom Wangchuck inaugurated the Opening

    1-7 June, Bumthang: Her Royal Highness Ashi Chimi Yangzom Wangchuck inaugurated the opening of the 14th International Congress for Ethno-Biology at Ugyen Wangchuk Stadium in Chamkhar under Bumthang Dzongkhag. There are almost 200 Bhutanese participants and 400 international participants of 56 countries from 6 continents.

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  • A Viable Scheme to solve Water Shortages in Chongshing Gonpa

    Rainwater harvesting system under construction at Chongshing Gonpa
    Rainwater harvesting system under construction at Chongshing Gonpa

    30 May, Pemagatshel: The nine households living around Chongshing Gonpa in Pemagatshel have been facing water shortages for a long time. In order to solve their problem, the Dzongkhag Agriculture Sector has initiated the construction of a Rain Water Harvesting System for every household with a water holding capacity of 1500 litres.

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