• Stakeholder Consultation Workshop on Invertebrate Documentation Project

    IMG_1142A one-day stakeholder consultation workshop on invertebrate inventory and documentation project funded through Bhutan Trust Fund for Environmental Conservation (BTFEC) was held on 27 October 2014 at WWF Conference Hall, Thimphu. The workshop was organized by the National Biodiversity Centre (NBC) to consult with the relevant stakeholders for finalization of the taxonomic groups to be taken up through the project and to agree on the project implementation modality.

    13 participants from Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environment (UWICE), RNR- RDC-Yusipang, National Plant Protection Centre (NPPC), College for Natural Resources (CNR), Sherubtse College, Mendrelgang Middle Secondary School, Tsirang and National Biodiversity Centre (NBC) took part in the consultation workshop.

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  • Award of contract for construction of Kuchi-Diana Irrigation Canal

    The Department of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests would like to inform all bidders that the evaluation of bids for the Construction of Kuchi-Diana Irrigation Canal under Yoeseltse geog, Samtse Dzongkhag is completed. In this regard, the above work will be awarded to M/s Passang Construction Pvt. Ltd. which scored the highest amongst the qualified bidders.

    Therefore, unsuccessful bidders are requested to collect their bid securities from the Department during office hours from 29 October 2014 onwards.

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  • 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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