Japan, UNDP support new electric vehicle project to fast-track Bhutan’s net-zero emission goal

The USD 1.1 million project is a part of the Government of Japan’s partnership with UNDP’s next phase of the Climate Promise: from Pledge to Impact. It seeks to accelerate promotion of electric vehicles to advance Bhutan’s carbon neutral ambition.


The Gross National Happiness Commission (GNHC) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) signed a new electric vehicle (EV) project for which the Government of Japan has provided USD 1.1 million.

The signing took place at the Gross National Happiness Commission Conference Hall on 14 May 2022. Mr. Hiroyuki Yamashita, First Secretary and Mr. Shun Hosaka, Second Secretary from the Embassy of Japan in Bhutan (based in New Delhi) attended the signing ceremony.

Further relaxation of COVID-19 measures -May 11, 2022

Press release

We would like to share with the public the revised press release press on COVID-19 relaxations issued on May 8. It highlights the extension of business closure timing to midnight (12 am) and also states a slight change in the travel advisory with immediate effect.

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The Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering joined the celebration at Dewathang

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The soil of Dewathang spawned with the pace of parade, as air filled with codes and commitments, and orange became the brightest colour in the peaking heat of Samdrupjongkhar. The spirited display blended well with the history and spirituality that Dewathang is always known for.

About 120 young men and women merrily joined the De-suung fraternity here today, along with 1,511 others graduating from different training centres in the country.