Category Archives: Education

Bhutan started numbering highways

Bhutan has started numbering its highways, in an effort to standardise the road network with international norms. The Phuentsholing-Thimhu highway is now AH48 while Kheri-Semtokha highway is PNH1. Similarly, Samdrup Jongkhar highway is numbered PNH3, Gelephu-Trongsa PNH4, Gelephu-Wangdue PNH5, Chunzon-Paro

New service to accurate weather forecast

Bhutan has launched an upper air observation service in Paro that will help the country to get more accurate weather forecasts. The service will be operation in the months of April, May, and June and is carried out by launching

Concert for education of orphan children

Punya Foundation is set to welcome some of the legendary singers from Nepal to perform live in Adelaide next weekend, first time artist of such stature arriving in Adelaide. The foundation is hosing Deep Shrestha and Anil Shahi among others.

Individuals in Bhutan to clean public toilets

After government and service providers failed to give tourist good rest rooms, individuals in the country have come up with the idea of an informal organisation called Bhutan Toilet Organisation and begun campaign to clean up toilets – alike Urgent

Bhutan Health Trust now responsible for drugs, vaccines supplies

Bhutan Health Trust Fund has formally taken over the responsibility to fund the supplies of drugs and vaccines in the country from 14th of October. The fund was established in 2000 through a royal decree with the objective to have

Addressing migrants’ health needs in New Zealand

Bhutanese women in Christchurch, New Zealand, became part of a specialised event for migrant women health providers who are struggling to meet the needs of migrants who moved to Canterbury after the earthquakes. About 150 women representing 19 nationalities including

First Bhutanese film in Oscar

A movie based on a Bhutan-language has, for the first time, finally made entry into the world’s most prestigious award – Oscar. Native Bhutan-language feature “Arrows Of The Thunder Dragon’”, is Australia’s official entry into the 2016 Oscar’s foreign-language film

New plants and animals found in Himalayas

The Himalayan region, including Bhutan, boasts few species that were yet unknown to mankind as World Wide Funds (WWF) researchers discover 211 new species in the region. The discovery has been made over a time period of five years while

Bhutan requests Sri Lanka for more education support

Bhutan has requested Sri Lankan Government to grant more opportunities for students from Bhutan to study Engineering and Information Technology Degree courses in Sri Lankan Universities. Bhutanese Ambassador to Sri Lanka Pema Choden made this request when she called on

WTO hosts training for government officials

While Bhutan government has rejected the call for joining the China-led regional bank Asian Infrastructure and Investment Bank (AIIB), it has continued its efforts to join the World Trade Organisation (WTO) dominated by western countries. The Department of Trade under