Pakistan and Mongolia arrive for AFC qualifiers

AFC Bhutan

With just a day before Bhutan hosts its first AFC Cup Playoff Qualifiers at Changlimithang Stadium in Thimphu, all three participating teams are looking to top the group and qualify for the next round. Pakistan’s K-Electric FC and Mongolia’s Khoromkhon FC arrived in the country yesterday. K-Electric FC’s head coach Mohammad Zabe Khan said that […]

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Tashi Air to resume Kathmandu flights from August

Aviation: Private airline, Tashi Air, will resume its flights to Kathmandu from mid next month. The airline had suspended flights to Nepal following the April earthquake. Tashi Air commercial director Ugyen Tenzin said that almost 3,000 passengers booked on the Paro-Kathmandu sector prior to the earthquake had cancelled with the airline. With virtually no demand […]

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Tourism industry asks for policy on regional tourists

Given the increasing arrivals, the industry feel there is a need to have a policy in place Tourism: The drastic increase in the arrival of regional tourists over the years has pushed tourism stakeholders to call for a policy to govern regional tourists. Tourism stakeholders raised the issue with the government recently expressing the need […]

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Bhutan home to 103 tigers

Tiger in Bhutan

The presence of the big cat was higher outside the protected areas Report: Bhutan has 103 tigers roaming in the wild, the National Tiger Survey report that was launched yesterday found. The figure is a significant rise from the previous estimate of about 75 tigers in 1998. Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay launched the report as […]

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Ten more projects to support eco-friendly tourism

To support eco-friendly tourism through development of infrastructure, Bhutan Trust Fund for Environment Conservation (BTFEC) signed 10 grant agreements worth Nu 78.13M (million) on June 29 with the Gross National Happiness Commission, Communities and Civil Societies Organisations. The 10 projects are – white bellied heron recovery plan, rehabilitation of luetshokha tsho (lake), exploration of the […]

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