• Category Archives News
  • Bhutan prepares for emergency response actions to tackle African Swine Fever

    6 May, Thimphu: Bhutan prepares for emergency response actions to tackle African Swine Fever (ASF) following the report of ASF mortality in Assam and Arunachal Pradesh, India on May 2. The case was confirmed by the National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases in Bhopal.

    ASF is a severe viral disease of pigs affecting both domestic and wild pigs. It does not directly affect public health and does not transmit from animals to humans. It is a terminal and highly infectious viral disease which causes a serious impact on the pig population and there is no vaccine nor cure for ASF. It can be spread by live or dead pigs and pork and occur via contaminated feed and objects such as shoes, clothes, vehicles, knives and other equipment. The disease has been spreading globally for several years since its first report from China in August 2018.

    Continue reading  Post ID 12322

    821 total views, 1 views today


  • Letter of intention to award

    This is to notify you that, it is our intention to award the contract for your bid dated (17/03/20) for  execution of the Construction of Distribution Network of Tharaykhola Irrigation Scheme, under Norbugang Gewog, Samtse Dzongkhag for the contract price of Nu. 63,32,354.60 (Sixty three lakhs thirty two thousand three hundred fifty four and chetrum sixty) only as corrected and modified in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders. The firms may like to seek clarification if any within 10 days from the date of receipt of this letter.

    -DoA

    751 total views, 1 views today


  • Request for Expressions of Interest (REDD+ Readiness)

    Proposals are invited for expression of interest (EoI) for national consultancy firms for developing the Investment and Implementation Proposal for the implementation of the National REDD+ Strategy & Action Plan of Bhutan as per the details below:

    NAME OF THE PROJECTBhutan REDD+ Readiness-AF of World Bank
    FUNDING AGENCYWorld Bank
    ASSIGNMENT TITLEDevelopment of Investment and Implementation Proposal (IIP) for the implementation of the National REDD+ Strategy & Action Plan of Bhutan
    REFERENCE NUMBERBT-WMD-169084-CS-CQS

    Continue reading  Post ID 12322

    1,420 total views, 1 views today


  • Two new species of snails discovered from Bhutan

    Tricula montana

    A team comprising of officials from the National Biodiversity Centre (NBC), Serbithang, Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environmental Research (UWICER), Bumthang, and the Naturalis Biodiversity Centre, the Netherlands published two snail species new to science in ZooKeys in April 2020 (https://zookeys.pensoft.net/article/49987/). Two Erhaia species described from Bhutan are Erhaia jannei Gittenberger & Stelbrink and Erhaia pelkiae Gittenberger & Gyeltshen. The species are confirmed using DNA sequencing along with morphological descriptions.

    Continue reading  Post ID 12322

    2,094 total views, 1 views today


  • Community Forest Management Group from Bumthang and Thimphu contributes to COVID-19 Response Fund

    9 April 2020, Thimphu: Five Community Forest Management Groups (CFMG) from Bumthang and one from Thimphu contributed a total amount of Nu. 1.050 million to the COVID-19 Response Fund. The amount in cash was handed over to the Hon’ble Prime Minister on 9th April 2020 by the representative of the following CFMGs:

    1. DomkharLhendup Choling CF, Chumey Gewog- Nu. 300,000
    2. Namdrupcholing CF, Chumey Gewog- Nu, 300,000
    3. Nangar Chithuen CF, Chumey Gewog- Nu. 150,000
    4. Bethang Phenday CF, Chumey Gewog- Nu. 100,000
    5. Zung- Ngae Dhendupcholing CF, Chumey Gewog- Nu. 100,000
    6. TashiYangyel CF, Geney Gewog, Thimphu- Nu. 100,000

    Continue reading  Post ID 12322

    1,394 total views, 2 views today