• Hon’ble Lyonpo visits RNR activity sites and offices in Dagana and Tsirang

    During the visit to Dagana and Tsirang Dzongkhags from October 14-17, the Hon’ble Sanam Lyonpo accompanied by the senior officials from the Ministry visited various RNR activity sites and offices.

    Enroute to Dagana on October 14, Lyonpo stopped over the Kamichu Royal Orchard. The orchard covering an area of 14.357 acres includes fruit trees such as mango, avocado, banana, gooseberry, guava, custard apple, litchi, mandarin and pomegranate. During discussion, Lyonpo suggested to revisit the orchard plan for improvement.

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  • The fifth annual Jomolhari Mountain festival

    14-15 October, Soe: The fifth Jomolhari Mountain Festival ‘celebrating the life in the mountains’ was held in Damgochong near Jomolhari base camp under Soe Park Range of Jigme Dorji National Park (JDNP). The festival was graced by Paro Dzongdag, Secretary for Gross National Happiness Commission, Member of Parliament from Thimphu, Dungkhag administration of Lingshi, and officials from Bhutan Foundation, Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB), Ministry along with tourists and the locals from Soe, Yaksa, Nubri and Lingshi.

    The festival is one of the unique occasion where by members of the whole Jomolhari community gather together to enjoy and celebrate their cultural heritage and also learn about ecotourism opportunities in the region. The festival also raised awareness on snow leopard conservation, by improving local community member’s perception of, and attitudes towards the endangered species and creating a plat form for economic opportunities and sustainable livelihood.

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  • Highlanders attends the first ever consultative workshop

    October 19, Thimphu: More than 353 yak herders from 10 Dzongkhags representing a wide range of ages came together in Thimphu to attend the first ever consultative workshop with the government.

    Addressing the representatives, the Hon’ble Lyonchhoen shared that the highlanders living on the northern frontiers have a critical responsibility to ensure border security. He urged the meeting to deliberate plans to develop and promote highlanders’ livelihoods and their unique culture.

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