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  • Fifth annual Rhododendron Festival ended successfully

    DSC06312April 14-16, Lampelri: The Fifth annual Rhododendron Festival was conducted from 14-16 April at Royal Botanical Park, Lampelri. Hon’ble Lyonpo Tandin Wangchuk, Ministry of Health graced the opening of the Fifth Annual Rhododendron Festival.

    The festival is conducted by Lampelri Rhododendron Tshongpa, a community based organisation, comprising members from four geogs of Chang, Dagala, Kawang and Toep and Dechentsemo Central School, Hongtsho primary School and Department of Forests and Park Services.

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  • Rural Development and Climate Change Response Programme Launched

    Dr. Johann Hesse, Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay and Ltonpo Yeshey Dorji at the launch yesterday
    Dr. Johann Hesse, Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay and Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji at the launch yesterday

    13 April 2017, Thimphu: Yesterday, the Royal Government of Bhutan and the European Union (EU) launched a new EUR 21.5 million Rural Development and Climate Change Response Programme to support sustainable agricultural development and climate change adaptation in Bhutan.

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  • Project Steering Committee meeting for EUTCP in support of RNR Sector held

    April 12, Thimphu: The Project Steering Committee meeting for the EU Technical Cooperation Project in Support of RNR Sector was held  at the conference hall of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests (MoAF). The meeting was chaired by the Hon’ble Secretary, MoAF and attended by the Project Steering Committee members comprising of the members of the RNR Gross National Happiness (GNH) Committee of the MoAF and one member each from Gross National Happiness Commission Secretariat and the Ministry of Economic Affairs. The EU Delegation led by Dr. Johann Hesse, Head of Development Cooperation, EU Delegation, New Delhi, India attended the meeting as observer.

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  • Ministry initiates cleaning campaign at Dechenphu

    A50X0786April 9, Thimphu: The Ministry of Agriculture and Forests initiated a cleaning campaign in and around Dechenphu Monastery. Led by the Hon’ble Sanam Lyonpo, Yeshey Dorji; around one hundred and thirty volunteers from the Ministry collected 5 truckloads (DCM) of waste such as bottles and plastics.

    It was organised coinciding with the monthly cleaning campaign of the Department of Forests and Park Services.

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