• National Gid Disease Prevention and Control Plan launched

    blodd-sample-collection-for-gidOctober 17, Laya: Hon’ble Dr Sonam Kinga, National Council chairperson and Hon’ble Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji; Minister for Ministry of agriculture and Forests launched the book on National Gid Disease Prevention and Control Plan Coinciding with the first Royal High Land festival celebrated from October 16-18 at Laya, Gasa.

    Yak rearing is an age old traditional practice which are the means of livelihood for farmers living in the high altitude areas.  Yak herding is an important source of rural income through the sale of yak products and use of pack yaks for tourism.

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  • Japan commits USD 2.4 million grant to procure 353 power tillers

    01-1The Japanese government will provide a total grant amount of USD 2.4 million under the project, “Improvement of Farm Machinery for Hiring Services of Tillage,” for the Royal Government of Bhutan to procure 353 power tillers. The grant aid agreement was signed today at MoAF conference hall between Mr. Koji Yamada, Chief Representative, JICA Bhutan office and Mr. Thinley Namgyel, Secretary of Gross National Happiness Commission in the presence of Agriculture Minister, Lyonpo Yeshey Dorji.

    As per press release, this is following the request submitted by the Government of Bhutan to the Government of Japan in 2014 when the two governments held the 9th Bilateral Annual Consultation. “Following which the detailed need survey was dispatched and the scope of assistance for the project was confirmed on 11th May 2016 with the signing of minutes of Meeting,” stated press release.

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  • Notice Inviting Tender

    The Department of Livestock, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests would like to invite sealed bids for Maintenance/Repair of Walk-in chiller (Cold room) at BCOOP shop at Chubachu. The last date for tender submission is on 25th November 2016 at 10.AM (Department of Livestock, HQ) and will be opened on the same day at 10.30AM at Department of Livestock conference hall.

    For any inquiry contact Mr. Jigme Wangchuk, Chief Livestock Officer at 02-338741 during office hours.

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