• Fourth National Codex Committee Meeting

    Thimphu: The fourth National Codex Committee (NCC) meeting was held on October 31 under the chairmanship of the Hon’ble Agriculture Secretary, Dasho Rinzin Dorji. The meeting was held to endorse the revised Codex Procedural Manual for Bhutan and get the approval for formulation of 11 technical regulations for prioritised food and agricultural commodities.

    In his opening remarks, the chair highlighted the importance of NCC to perform its functions towards fulfilling the mandates as per Food Act of Bhutan 2005 and contributing to the works of Codex Alimentarius Commission. He reminded the members on the roles and responsibilities of NCC as technical advisory committee on the matters related to food safety and standards. The meeting also updated the members on the current Codex work in Bhutan and international Codex activities that are relevant to Bhutan.

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  • White-bellied Heron sighted at Dagachhu Dam Site

    A White-bellied Heron being captured by CCTV on sand deposition

    Two White-bellied Herons (WBH) were sighted at Dagachhu Hydro Power dam site on October 22 at around 10:32:01 am when a team comprising of officials from Dagana Forest Division and Dagachhu Hydro Power Corporation (DHPC) visited the dam site at Gewthang under Kana gewog for inspection of sand deposit. However, the team couldn’t take the picture as the birds shied away or flew away to inaccessible areas.

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  • Invitation for Expression of Interest

    Invitation for Expresions of Interest from individual consultant specilialists in Information and Communication to “Develop a Sectoral Communication Strategy” for the Renewable Natural Resources sector.

    The Ministry of Agriculture and Forests (MOAF), is implementing “Development of a Sectoral Communication Strategy” to assist the Renewable Natural Resources (RNR) sector to demonstrate the success of significant RNR activities related to research, innovation of technologies and best practices to various targeted audience to enhance their livelihood and boost the country’s economy.

    The consultancy will be managed by DAI Brussels and contribute to the European Union funded project titled: Bhutan Technical Assistance for Renewable Natural Resources and Climate Change Response and Local Governments and Decentralization, also known as (EU-TACS). The assignment will involve a maximum of 30 working days, commencing from 1st December 2019 and ending by 31st January 2020.

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