The EU-TCP, Policy and planning Division, Ministry of Agriculture & Forest invites sealed bids from interested national travel/ticketing agents having valid license. The detail information regarding the terms and condition can be downloaded at free of cost or may be collected from EUTCP, PPD.
The Sealed quotation must be submitted in hard copy on or before 22/4/2019 by11.00 AM and the same will be opened on the same day at 11.30 AM (BST) in presence of the interested bidders or their representative in the chamber of the Imprest Administrator, MoAF. The preference shall be given to the bidder offering the cheapest and the most direct route with confirmed booking on the specified date of travel.
Chukha: A bird flu outbreak which was reported on April 9 killing 264 poultry birds in local backyard and semi-commercial poultry farms in Dhamdara, Phuentsholing is now under control.
The general public are urged not to get alarmed since the disease is contained at the source of outbreak and required control measures are already put in place. However, the public are advised to take precautions like washing of hands after handling poultry, chicken and eggs with soap and water.
The disease was confirmed through a laboratory test at the National Centre for Animal Health (NCAH), Serbithang using reverse transcriptase-Polymerase Chain Reaction test. Following the confirmation, the National Incident Command Committee chaired by the Hon’ble Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests immediately activated the Incident Operation Centre (IOC) at Thromde Veterinary Hospital/Satellite Laboratory in Phuentsholing with the rapid response team for immediate containment and response to the outbreak.
The Ministry of Agriculture and forests would like to inform the general public that there is an outbreak of Avian Influenza, H5N1 (Bird Flu) at Dhamdara, Phuentsholing in Chukha Dzongkhag. Following the meeting of the National incident Command Committee (NICC) member at MoAF conference hall on 10 April 2019, all the Concerned agencies within the Government are instructed to activate the relevant Rapid Response Team to implement control and preventive activities as prescribed in the National Influenza Pandemic Preparedness Plan (NIPPP) and respective Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) 2017.
The ministry would also like to remind the general public not to get alarmed since the incidence is fully under control and required control measures are already put in place. However, the Ministry will provide regular update to the general public on the new outbreak of HPAI through various media.
With the objectives to increase dairy product diversification and improve marketing value chain, the two operating dairy farmer groups namely, Tangmachu and Minjey consisting of 82 participants were trained on dairy processing and product diversification. During the entire training, farmers attended a practical session on processing of yoghurt, lassi and paneer.
“Out of many training we attended, today’s training program is practical one and useful for making organic and local yoghurt, lessi and paneer. With this training, our group will be able to generate more income through diversifying the dairy products which can be easily sold at local markets. Now I am confident in making paneer and lassi, I will try making it at home for self-consumption”, said a 42 year old Wangchuk, the group Secretary of Tangmachu.