• First National Biosafety Board Meeting held

    NBB PictureAugust 17, Thimphu: The Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority (BAFRA) organised the first National Biosafety Board Meeting under the chairmanship of the Hon’ble Sanam Lyonpo, Yeshey Dorji.

    The board members are the heads from the Department of Public Health, Department of Trade, Department of Revenue and Customs, Bureau of Law and Order, Department of Agriculture, Department of Livestock, Department of Forest and Park Services, National Biodiversity Centre and BAFRA. The Board also has a high-level representative from the National Environment Commission and Bhutan Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

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  • Lhuentse inaugurates Kurichu Capture Fishery

    Untitled-1August 17, Lhuentse: A Kurichu Capture Fishery (KCF) covering 13.5 km was inaugurated in Lhuentse and handed over to the community of Gangzur, Lingabi, Magar and Nimshong villages.

    The inaugural ceremony was graced by Dasho Dzongdag, Jambay Wangchuk; sector heads and forestry officials. In his speech, Dasho highlighted the importance of establishing a capture fishery program and handing over it to the community.

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  • Notice inviting tender

    Sealed Quotation is invited from eligible Suppliers for the following requirements:-

    1. Office supplies (Stationeries/Electrical Items/Pipe materials);
    2. Plant & Equipments- General Tools and Instruments ;
    3. Extension Kits- Uniform.

    The last date of Tender submission is on or before 1:00 PM, 18/09/2017 and will be opened at 2:00 PM on the same day.

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  • Berti Smoke fish comes with unique burnt aroma

    Untitled-1August 15-17, Zhemgang: Smoked fish, one of the oldest forms of preserved food is enjoying new popularity in Zhemgang as the special ingredients are added to increase deliciousness. Smoking fish in Berti was started in 2015 as a trial in traditional way to preserve the surplus harvest of Roudong fish pond with technical support from the Regional Livestock Development Centre (RLDC) Zhemgang and Dzongkhag Livestock Sector (DLS).

    While marketing for product, cured fish with smoking has won the consumer taste and there are plentiful demand from the hoteliers and individuals. So to meet demand and inspire farmers in fish farming, DLS supported the construction of smoke house with mechanised smoking chamber for Berti Fishery Community (BFC) to smoke fish in large scale.

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