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  • Addendum to MoU for Hazelnut Plantation signed

    The Ministry of Agriculture and Forests and Mountain Hazelnut Venture Limited (MHVL) have signed an Addendum as a clarification to the memorandum of understanding (MoU) on July 16 for plantation of hazelnuts in Bhutan. Originally, the MoU was signed with the FDI company on 29 May 2009 that paved a way for MHVL to start plantation.

    The Addendum was signed to revise the price and agree on the land use protocol. Additionally, protocols for carbon credit sharing and the use of fertilisers and chemicals (in extreme cases) in line with the organic vision were formulated.

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  • Specialist promotion under DoL

    Dr. Min Prasad Timsina

    July 24, Thimphu: Dr. Min Prasad Timsina (Specialist) Advisor of the Department of Livestock (DoL) has been promoted from ES III to ES II with effect from 1 July 2018. On this joyous occasion, he was offered a Trashi Khadar by the Hon’ble Sanam Lyonpo and other well wishers at the ceremony organised at DoL office, today.

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  • Hon’ble Sanam Lyonpo visit to Mongar and Lhuentse Dzongkhag

    On 13 July 2018 Lyonpo opened the farm road at Lagyel, Tshenkhar geog. The 2.86 KM farm road from Chendola to Lagyel was constructed through the support of RGoB (Nu. 1 million). It is expected to benefit nine households of Lagyel under Tsengkhar geog.

    On 17 July 2018, the Native Poultry and Heifer Breeding Centre at Sertsam in Lhuentse was inaugurated by HE the Sanam Lyonpo. The construction of various facilities such as the office building, dairy shed, staff quarters, among others, were jointly funded through RGoB, EU, GOI and BTFEC. Around Nu. 29.9 million have been spent as of June, 2018. The Centre was established with the main objective of conserving pure line native poultry and dairy breed, particularly Nublang, and to produce high quality indigenous heifer breeds.

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