• 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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  • Common Leopard set free

    120 October, Sarpang. The Staff of Wildlife Rescue and Animal Health Section under Wildlife Conservation Division, DoFPS rushed to Thongjhazur village under Umling Geog in Sarpang Dzongkhag to rescue the common leopard which was caught in the trap set up by the villagers. The trapped was a male leopard weighing 65 kilograms and of approximately 7-8 years.

    The trap was set up at the distance of about 70-80 meters away from the village settlement for the protection of their field crops from wild animals like wild boar, sambar and barking deer. Further Mr. Tashi Tshering also said that the trap was set to protect their paddy and maize form the wild animals. Unfortunately common leopard was captured inside the trap in the night of 18th October. The villagers found this captured leopard while they were carrying out the Community forestry boundary survey and they immediately informed it to the Park Range Officer.

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  • HE Mr. Andris Piebalgs meets Hon’ble MoAF Secretary

    20141022_15182122 October, Thimphu: His Excellency (HE) Mr. Andris Piebalgs, European Union Commissioner for Development with a team consisting of Mrs. Anda Piebalgs, HE Dr. Joao Cravinho, Ambassador of EU to Bhutan; Mr.Domenico Rosa, Member of Cabinet; Ms. Karine Olislagers, attache from the EU Cooperation of Delegation; Ms. Anna Becker, Desk officer for Bhutan and Nepal from European External Action Service; Mr. Ubaldo Lorenzini, Cooperation Officer for Bhutan and Nepal from the Development and Cooperation- EuropeAid called on Dasho Tenzin Dhendup, the Hon’ble Secretary for Ministry of Agriculture and Forests (MoAF).

    The delegation team expressed their enthusiasm to learn about the agriculture scenario of the country, Ministry’s role in helping the farmers, forest benefits to the people and the measures and mitigation activities taken by the Ministry for the natural calamities.

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