• Cleaning Campaign along the Snowman Trek Trail

    Untitled-12-7 May 2017: The Snowman Trek Trail has been regarded as the World’s most difficult Trek by many in this field. Hence this popular trail is also prone to littering by both foreign trekkers and locals alike.

    The Department of Forests and Park Services under the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests is one of the core leading initiative taking groups in case of waste management from government organisations besides guarding natural resources of the country. Parks and Sanctuaries under the department are supposed to be well protected, maintained and free from all sorts of issues, however it is found to be quite tough because of human interference within the jurisdictions. Snow man track is one of the popular and well known tracking routes in Bhutan which is also quite popular to other countries. More than half length of this route falls within the jurisdiction of Wangchuck Centennial National park. Travellers including nomads, cordycep collectors and tourists make their travel along this route. Along the way they throw away plastic items, glass bottles and papers generated from junk and other food stuffs. It got accumulated for so many years creating dirty environment nullifying beauty of the route. This has remained one of the challenges so far. However this year the WCNP was able to bring down this issue to a significantly lower level.

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  • Vacancy announcement

    The National Post Harvest Centre, DoA, MoAF Paro is pleased to announce the following vacancy:

    The interested applicants fulfilling the above mentioned eligibility criteria may apply to the Food Incubation Center Goling, (Zhemgang), FIC Dagapela (Dagana) and FIC Shumar (Pemagatshel) latest by 26 May, 2017. Applicants with relevant trainings and work experiences shall be given preferences for the purpose of short listing. Please note that only the shortlisted candidates will be called for selection interview. The selection interview deadline will be provided in the website at www.moaf.gov.bt or call 08272406/08271493 for clarification. The following documents must be produced along with the applications:

    1. Dully filled employment form (RCSC)
    2. Valid security clearance certificate (status report: is printable online)
    3. Medical fitness certificate
    4. A copy of citizenship identity card
    5. Any other certificates of experiences/excellence if there is any

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  • Experts meet for National Water Symposium

    _50X2509May 10-12, Thimphu: Sixty experts have gathered for the National Water Symposium to discuss water resources in Bhutan and ensure its efficient management.

    The Hon’ble Lyonchhoen Tshering Tobgay graced the opening of the symposium. Addressing the participants, he shared that managing water resources is one of the important flagship projects prirotised in the 12th FYP. He urged them to focus on how to supply adequate water to the households and how to conserve water. He also urged them to come up with a proper measure to mange water resources in the country.

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  • AI refresher course for livestock extension staff

    AI_refresher_photoThe Dzongkhag Livestock sector is conducting a week long AI refresher course for livestock extension staff of Paro Dzongkhag. The main objective of the refresher course is to update the knowledge and skills of the field staff on AI technology. It has been observed that most of the livestock extension staff who were trained on AI during their Diploma/CNR degree program were not practicing AI due to lack of confidence on AI technology, and those staff who are performing AI in the field are mostly senior certificate holders who have not received any updates on the technology. Therefore, such a refresher course is expected to boost the confidence of these two categories of staff and improve service delivery on AI technology. This program will be followed by Contract Heifer and Bull Production expansion and estrous synchronisation programs in the geogs from 15 to 28 May 2017.

    The refresher course is funded by the Dzongkhag HRD Capacity Development Fund and technically supported by the National Dairy Research Centre and the Regional Livestock Development Centre, DoL, MoAF.

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