Category Archives: Press Summary

Summary from the 5th Meet the Press held on April 26, 2019

Question: Government’s plans to broaden tax base?  

A cautious analysis of the current taxation policy and the practicing system in our country shows that our tax base is eroding. The tax exemption system is complex. More importantly, our tax base is narrow and complicated.


Press Summary from the 10th Friday Meet held

 

Press Summary from the 10th Friday Meet on ‘Earn and Learn program, Clarification on Gaydrungs, Domestic helpers and Regional entry points for regional tourists’  

 ‘Earn and Learn program’

Overseas employment program was initiated in the country under the Ministry of Labor and Human Resources with the aim of employment abroad.  The ‘earn and learn program’ in Japan is a package under the overseas employment scheme. The program has faced some glitches and become a topic of discussion today. Several rounds of discussion, questions and answers sessions have been organized by national television – Bhutan Broadcasting Service (BBS) inviting all the stakeholders involved in the program, media has undertaken stories on the case and social media outcry has brazen.


Press Summary from the 9th Friday Meet

Press Summary from the 9th Friday Meet held on 22nd March 2019

‘The Real Estate Boom’ & ‘Earn and Learn Program’

Developing countries have faced a common phenomenon of exponential growth of population and high divergence in housing needs. As a country develops and is urbanized, there has been a noted disproportion between housing needs and supply. Over the past two decades, the occupation of rented houses and the number of people desiring to stay in rented accommodation has increased exponentially in urban centers of Bhutan.


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The Prime Minister attends Fourth Royal Highland Festival

Fenced by majestic peaks, Langothang in Laya came to life yesterday as people from different parts of the country gathered ...

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Lyonchhen meets Shri Narendra Modi Nath, Prime Minister of India

Lyonchhen meets Shri Narendra Modi Nath, Prime Minister of India

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