• Familiarisation trip for tour operators and guides at Lampelri park

    Familirization tour 27111 January, Lampelri. Nature Recreation and Ecotourism Division (NRED), Department of Forests and Park Services organised a familiarisation trip to The Royal Botanical Park in Lampelri for tour operators and guides. The visit aimed to create awareness of the facilities and services available at the park. With this trip, it is expected that the tour operators and guides will now include visits to The Royal Botanic Park in their itineraries.

    Mrs Pat Darlington, an Australian Volunteer for Environment Education, facilitated the guide tour to Serichu track, rhododendron garden, bamboo grove, orchid house, yak camp, Baritsho Lake and the camp site. The guided trip included bird watching and an introduction to a beautiful broad-leaved forest of rhododendron, oak, breech and other plants present at the park to help tour guides learn about Bhutan’s natural environment and conservation as well as inspire support for the preservation of our country’s rich ecological and cultural heritage.

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  • Picture Story

    unnamed (1)14 January, Thimphu: The project coordination unit (PCU) for MAGIP presented its second quarter progress report (October-December 2014) in a meeting chaired by the Hon’ble Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji. Also present were its sector managers, focal points and official from the Policy and Planning Division.

    Reviewing the progress, Lyonpo directed the PCU to come up with the detailed progress report and present it in the next meeting.

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  • Notice Inviting Tender

    The Green Bhutan Project, NRED, DoFPS, MoAF Thimphu hereby invites sealed bids from eligible and qualified bidders for the following works.

    SL NoName of WorksParticulars
    1Supply of hardware and stationeryLicensed Supplier
    2Hiring of Water Tanker for Watering plantations and lawnsLicensed hiring agency
    3Landscaping/lawn development/fencingHaving valid small category CDB license

    Tender documents can be downloaded from the links below from January 15 – January 30, 2015.

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  • Regional Director of ICA-AP visits Bhutan

    UntitledThe Regional Director of the International Cooperative Alliance for Asia and the Pacific Region (ICA-AP), Mr Balasubramanian Iyer, accompanied by the Secretary, ICA-AP Youth Committee, arrived in the country on 10th January, 2015, to attend the National Youth seminar titled “Youth Cooperation for the young, by the young” held on 11th January with a participation of more than 150 youth, government officials, officials from International Organizations and Non-Profit Organizations. The event was organized by Bhutan’s Youth Committee Member of ICA-AP with support from ICA-AP, New Delhi and Department of Agricultural Marketing and Cooperatives (DAMC), Ministry of Agriculture and Forests (MoAF).

    The program was mainly organized to create awareness on youth cooperatives as youth are the future of the nation and what with increasing unemployment in the country, cooperative enterprises could be the future of our youth. The program also highlighted the role of the ICA in Bhutan’s cooperative movement since it’s registration as an associate member of the ICA in July 2013.

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