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  • Japan commits USD 2.4 million grant to procure 353 power tillers

    01-1The Japanese government will provide a total grant amount of USD 2.4 million under the project, “Improvement of Farm Machinery for Hiring Services of Tillage,” for the Royal Government of Bhutan to procure 353 power tillers. The grant aid agreement was signed today at MoAF conference hall between Mr. Koji Yamada, Chief Representative, JICA Bhutan office and Mr. Thinley Namgyel, Secretary of Gross National Happiness Commission in the presence of Agriculture Minister, Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji.

    As per press release, this is following the request submitted by the Government of Bhutan to the Government of Japan in 2014 when the two governments held the 9th Bilateral Annual Consultation. “Following which the detailed need survey was dispatched and the scope of assistance for the project was confirmed on 11th May 2016 with the signing of minutes of Meeting,” stated press release.

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  • IFAD Missions in Bhutan

    Two teams of mission comprising nine members from IFAD arrived Samdrupjongkhar on 15th October. While Project Completion Report (PCR) Validation Mission of MAGIP (Market Access and Growth Intensification Project) will basically be reviewing and validating the Project Completion Report prepared and submitted by PCU MAGIP following IFAD’s PCR guidelines on 30th September 2016, the Supervision Mission for CARLEP (Commercial Agriculture and Resilient Livelihoods Enhancement Programme) will broadly assess the overall Programme Progress according to the AWPB and implementation initiatives following its formal launch in March this year.

    For CARLEP, this is the 1st Supervision Mission. The mission mainly aims to perform the regular supervisory, accountability and fiduciary responsibilities in line with IFAD’s direct Supervision and Implementation support policies. It also aims to provide support to programme team in identifying and resolving any bottle-neck or emerging issues in the Programme related areas.

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  • Request for Proposal for Website Design and Development

    The Office of the Programme Management (OPM) CARLEP, Wengkhar invites eligible national consultants or firms to submit a combined Technical and Financial Proposals to undertake the consulting service: “Website Design and Development”. Your technical and financial proposals should be submitted to the OPM CARLEP, MoAF at Wengkhar, Mongar on or before 11:00AM on 24th October, 2016 and will be opened on the same day at 2.30 PM.

    The documents can be downloaded by clicking below:

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  • Executive Order

    It has been observed that the different departments and agencies under the Ministry organize different meetings, workshops, seminars and in-country trainings at different periods of the year at different locations. The Ministry is in view that such events hinders the regular activities of the officials especially when it involves lot of travelling time from the field to headquarters and vice versa more pertinently when they are of ad-hoc in nature. The same issue has also been informally expressed by some heads of local government.

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  • Bhutan joins AFoCO Agreement

    untitled-1The Hon’ble Minister, Yeshey Dorji, Ministry for Agriculture and Forests & Vice Chair of the National Environment Commission, Royal Government of Bhutan signed the agreement on Asian Forestry Cooperation Organisation (AFoCO) on 13 September 2016 in Seoul, Republic of Korea (ROK).

    The AFoCO Agreement was adopted in September 2015 and is housed at the ASEAN ROK Forest Cooperation Secretariat, Seoul. Though the Asian Region is laden with vast forest resources and home to vast species of flora and fauna, the globalisation and technological development is becoming an increasing threat to these natural resources and species. The ROK has taken a daunting step to promote and endorse a sustainable development in the Asian region through AFoCO.

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