• Mastiff Dog Exhibition (Bjopchi)

    UntitledThe first ever dog show/exhibition held in Bhutan was oragnized by Thimphu Dzongkhag in Soe and Lingshi geog. The dog show/exhibition was focused on the declining breed of our native Mastiff dog (Bjopchi). This activity was supported by Department of livestock under the Highland Development Programme which very well fits in the indicators set for the program.

    The show was conducted in Soe geog on the 8 October and 12 October in Lingzhi geog. The objectives for conducting such exhibition are to conserve Mastiff dog (Bjopchi), create awareness and importance of mastiff breed, de-worming and vaccination of Dogs, encourage Highlanders to Breed good quality Mastiff and alternative source of income generation.

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  • Reviving community yak farm at Bumthang

    Untitled28 October, Bumthang: The second consultative meeting on reviving community yak farm was held with Narut Community at Tang Geog in Bumthang Dzongkhag. The meeting was attended by officials from the National Center for Animal nutrition, Dzongkhag Livestock sector and Geog Administration. During the meeting works on additional rangeland fencing, clearing of yak migratory routes including maintenance of herder’s shed at Namgong and procurement of good quality yaks were discussed and finalized.

    As decided in the meeting, these activities will be implemented within December, 2014 under the HANAS sub-project title “ Securing Rangeland Soil Carbon Through Community Yak Herding within Thrumshingla National Park” funded by Bhutan Trust for Environment Conservation.

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  • User Manual for Google Apps

    This is to inform that the the following officials under the Ministry have not yet started using the Google Apps account allocated to them. Since the government is paying $30 per account annually, we would like to request the following officials to start using the account immediately.

    The end user manuals for the Google Apps suite can be download below:

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  • Monitoring and Evaluation Workshop for Rural Livelihood Project Stakeholders

    DSC0130521 – 22 October: About 25 officials from Sarpang and Zhemgang Dzongkhag, gewog RNR sectors, BCCI and DAMC participated in the Monitoring and Evaluation Workshop of the Rural Livelihood Project which was organised jointly by the Policy & Planning Division (PPD), Project Management Unit, (PMU) and Helvetas Swiss Inter-cooperation Office Thimphu. The two days workshop was conducted at Rural Development Training (RDTC), Zhemgang.

    The workshop aimed at improving the quality of project report and also emphasize on monitoring systems. During the workshop the participants studied the Project Logical Framework to remind project goals, objectives and activities which would monitor to prepare the project annual work plan and enhance reporting. The workshop came up with the M&E matrix based on the PLaMs incorporating with the Project logical framework to be used for the project which will guide for planning and reporting the project progress.

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  • Greening and landscaping to be promoted in the capital

    Dasho Tenzin Dhendup and Ms. Yumiko Asakuma signing Minutes of the Meeting
    Dasho Tenzin Dhendup and Ms. Yumiko Asakuma signing Minutes of the Meeting

    24 October, Thimphu: A project called, ‘Urban Re-vitalisation by enhancing capacity on floriculture and amenity landscaping’ has been approved for the enhancement of floriculture, horticulture and landscaping related human resources.

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