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  • Eco-Campsite at Phajoding

    Hon'ble Sanam Lyonpo and team on a cultural tour in and around Phajoding
    Hon’ble Sanam Lyonpo and team on a cultural tour in and around Phajoding

    7 June, Phajoding: While tourism generates substantial revenue for the country, it is essential that programmes and activities that bring economic opportunities to local communities are encouraged. With this intention, Phajoding eco-campsite was developed to enhance the social, cultural, and environmental opportunities. Given the historical and cultural richness of Phajoding and the fact that it is already used as a tourism destination as part of the Druk Path Trek (between Paro and Thimphu), the Nature Recreation and Ecotourism Division (NRED) under the Department of Forests and Park Services initiated the development of the campsite. This project intends to link tourism development with cultural preservation and environmental conservation.

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  • American students arrive- SFS-Bhutan Summer Program 2014 Begins

    The 18 American undergraduate students outside Paro Airport
    The 18 American undergraduate students outside Paro Airport

    9 June 2014, Paro: The Fifth Batch of the School for Field Studies (SFS)-Bhutan Summer Program commenced from today. A group of 18 undergraduate students from the United States of America (USA) arrived Bhutan today (9 June 2014) to attend the Program. The students are from 15 different universities and colleges across the USA.

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  • MoAF Website Ranked Third amongst all Government Websites


    6 June 2014: Hon’ble Lyonchhen handed out certificates signed by the MoIC Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office complex to IT representatives of the highest evaluated websites. The first ranked was Department of Information Technology and Telecom (DITT) while the second went to Ministry of Finance.

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  • Awareness on self-help group approaches held

    Untitled27-30 May, Samdrupjongkhar: Phuntshothang (Bangtar) under Samdrupcholing Drungkhag in Samdrupjongkhar is a highly potential area for fresh milk and other dairy products. Considering this, the Dzongkhag Livestock Sector carried out the awareness cum training on self-help group approaches for its farmers with support from Drungkhag and geog administration for 4 days.

    More than 150 participants attended the training. The main purpose was to make rural farmers understand on the group concept and concentrate on the group marketing of fresh milk to urban towns, helping them to generate cash income.

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