Latest News for: Bhutan land


Property tax revenue sees over 900 percent increase to Nu 616.94 million

Kuensel 11 Jun 2024
The government implemented the revised property tax after the winter session of the Parliament in 2022 passed the Property Tax bill of Bhutan 2022. The revision came with 0.1 percent tax on the taxable value of land and building.

NC to discuss satong and goongtong in the upcoming session

Kuensel 08 Jun 2024
Citing the agriculture ministry’s RNR report 2019, Phuntsho Rapten said that arable land in Bhutan is only about 7 percent of the total land area ... The 2019 data says that Bhutan has more than 66,000 ...

Bhutan NDI wins decentralised ID award

Kuensel 08 Jun 2024
This is the second award for Bhutan NDI in just five months ... Half of Citizen Services (G2C) are linked with Bhutan NDI including Property Tax filing,passport services, birth and death registration, eRaLIS system and land taxes, among others.

Elephants: Striking balance between development and conservation

Kuensel 08 Jun 2024
Insufficient transboundary collaboration and initiatives between Bhutan and neighboring regions have hindered the attainment of a concrete solution to HEC ... From human-elephant conflict to human-elephant co-existence”, supported by WWF Bhutan.

Bringing back abundant springs: Boosting springshed management in Bhutan

Kuensel 05 Jun 2024
Today is World Environment Day, whose theme this year – ‘Land restoration, desertification and drought resilience’ – is starkly appropriate to highlight the state of springs in Bhutan, and to advocate ...

USD 15 SDF for first 15,000 Bangladeshi tourists

Kuensel 04 Jun 2024
The first 15,000 Bangladeshi tourists visiting Bhutan every year can pay a Sustainable Development Fee (SDF) of USD 15 a day starting June 2, the government has announced ... Bhutan and Bangladesh have ...

EU provides over Rs 22.6 million for hailstorm, heavy rain hit Manipur areas

Beijing News 29 May 2024
On May 5, a severe hailstorm hit large swathes of Manipur, causing extensive damage to more than 48,000 houses, a number of infrastructures, and agricultural lands and crops across 16 districts.

Lost in time: Inside South Asia’s happiest little kingdom

New York Post 27 May 2024
No wonder, since to get here you fly first to Delhi and then on to Bhutan’s only international airport, Paro, where you’ll face one of the most dangerous landings in the world ... Last year, a new andBeyond resort opened in the mountains of Bhutan.

Bhutan calls for unified mountain voice to address effects of climate change

Kuensel 27 May 2024
“With 98 percent of our land covered by mountainous terrain, Bhutan faces alarming consequences from the yearly retreat of our glaciers, shrinking by 13 to 23 metres annually.

China, Nepal reopen traditional border trade points

People Daily 27 May 2024
Trade activities also resumed at other traditional sites in counties such as Zhongba, Saga, Gyirong and Nyalam. Xigaze is a pivotal city for China's opening-up to South Asia, bordering India, Nepal and Bhutan, and hosting five trade land ports ... .

China-Nepal traditional border trade points reopen

ECNS 27 May 2024
A train departs from Haidong in Qinghai Province on December 15, 2021 for Xigaze in China's Xizang Autonomous Region ... As a pivotal city for China's opening-up to South Asia, Xigaze borders India, Nepal and Bhutan, and hosts five trade land ports.

From Tibet to Xizang: China’s strategic moves

Deccan Herald 26 May 2024
</p><p>Tibet borders India, Nepal, Bhutan and Myanmar in the Himalayas ... Historically, there have been very few people in Tibet living close to its border with India, Nepal and Bhutan.

NASA trains Bhutanese officials in Satellite Data Analysis

Kuensel 22 May 2024
A four-day Applied Remote Sensing Training Program (ARSET) was conducted by NASA in Bhutan to enhance capacity, improve land use planning, and bolster disaster monitoring efforts ... training in Bhutan.

Where are the hands to till the land?

Kuensel 21 May 2024
... as good as not having a land ... At the national level, Bhutan needs 15,000 additional labourers if they are to address the 22,300 acres of fallow land, left to fallow mainly because of labour shortage.

Bhutan seeks tech revolution to uplift traditional agriculture

Kuensel 18 May 2024
In Bhutan’s case, the situation is complicated by its mountainous terrain, with only 2.7 percent of land suitable for cultivation ... With food self-sufficiency being a long-term vision for Bhutan, forum ...