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Health and nation building

Nation building efforts cannot be successful if adequate attention is not paid to the population’s health. The Constitution mandates free basic health care services to the people because for Bhutan its people are its most important wealth.

Job creation will come only when private sector grows

Although private sector growth is recognised as critically important to create employment opportunities in the country, Bhutan has not been able to make it happen in a significant way.

Tackling climate change will be a challenge

Draft Climate Change Policy says that there should be a Climate Change Act, which would ensure coherent and clear implementation of national climate priorities in line with international obligations.

Beyond the news: Sweeping changes in always-happy Bhutan, what Surveys show

 

In general — barring circumstances such as those arising out of the Doklam crisis last year — Bhutan is probably the least watched country in India’s neighbourhood. The country makes little ‘news’, barring the periodic feelgood references to its being the “happiest” place in the world.

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Indian cities, states step up climate action plans

At the Global Climate Action Summit, mayors and government functionaries of Indian cities have announced to scale up their actions to combat climate change and to protect people from hazardous climate impacts.

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Chinese company bids for monorail in Kathmandu

A Chinese company has submitted the feasibility study report of a proposed monorail in Kathmandu city, taking forward China’s efforts to develop infrastructure in Nepal, as they are seekin...

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