• Refresher training on hydrogeological inputs to springshed management in Bhutan

    The Watershed Management Division (WMD) in collaboration with International Center for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), Nepal organised five days refresher training on Hydrogeological inputs to springshed management in Bhutan from January 11-16.

    The training was conducted virtually with resource persons from ICIMOD and Advanced Center for Water Resource Development and Management in India. It was attended by around 70 participants from the College of Natural Resources, Royal University of Bhutan, forest divisions, parks, wildlife sanctuaries, WMD and UWICER.

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  • Infectious Bursal Disease outbreak in Darla

    Chukha: An Infectious Bursal Disease (IBD) outbreak has been reported at Chumilhakha and Rinchentse villages in Darla in five broiler poultry farms killing a total number of 1200 broiler birds on January 19.

    Following the report of 300 bird’s mortality on January 7, the Regional Livestock Development Centre (RLDC)-Tsimasham and the Dzongkhag Livestock Sector, Chukha carried out the joint preliminary investigation to rule out Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (bird flu) but the laboratory samples referred to the National Centre for Animal Health (NCAH) in Serbithang confirmed the IBD outbreak. The in-depth field investigation was able to implement only from January 16 due to lockdown.

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  • Postponement of the bid submission and opening

    The Department of Forests & Park Services would like to inform that the submission and opening of bids (Reference number: DoFPS/WMD/47/2020-21/915) which was supposed to be on 22nd January, 2021 as advertised on 2nd and 4th January in Kuensel and the bidding documents uploaded in MoAF website via http://www.moaf.gov.bt/notice-inviting-tender-226/#more-13085 on 3rd January, 2021 is now postponed to 1st February, 2021 because of the current lockdown.

    Sl/NoPackage description
    1Open Reel Fiberglass Tapes, Fabric diameter tapes, Fabric foldable rulers and Water turbidity measurement tubes
    2Clinometer and Geological compass
    3Geological Hammer
    4Handheld GPS
    5Handheld Soil Moisture & Temperature Sensor
    6Binoculars
    7Four men tents, Two men tents and Rucksack bags
    8Wader boots, trekking boots and Rain gear suits
    9Water turbidity meter
    10Hypsometer
    11Munsell Soil Colour Charts and Soil Hardness measuring device
    12DJI Phantom 4 pro Drones and its accessories

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  • Press Release on Mandarin Export from Samtse

    Mandarin export from Samtse started from 22 December 2020 after some initial delay because of issues related to import of wooden packaging boxes from India. A total of 373.42 MT of mandarin worth Nu. 15.01 M was exported by three major exporters – Damzo Export, Adhikari Export and DPGS Export. Samtse is one of the main mandarin growing Dzongkhags in the country.

    The Ministry of Agriculture and Forests (MoAF) through the Department of Agricultural Marketing and Cooperatives (DAMC) assisted exporters in developing the SoP for COVID containment, facilitated and resolved many export related issues.

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