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Japanese sewage treatment system being piloted in Bhutan

Japanese sewage treatment system being piloted in Bhutan
(Bhutan Broadcasting Service (BBS), February 8, 2018)
Bhutan will try a new technology called Dojo-Joka to treat waste water. Dojo-Joka system is a low cost sustainable waste water treatment technology of Japanese origin.

JAAB helps women recycle waste

JAAB helps women recycle waste
(Kuensel Online, February 2, 2018)
To create awareness on pet bottle management, JICA Alumni Association of Bhutan (JAAB) trained 25 women on producing household utility and decoration items from pet bottles.

Two bridges open on the Wangdue – Trongsa highway

Two bridges open on the Wangdue – Trongsa highway
(Kuensel Online, February 2, 2018)
Two bridges along the Wangdue -Trongsa highway – the Nikachu bridge in Sephu, Wangdue and Zalamchu bridge in Tangsibji, Trongsa, opened to traffic on January 31.

Nikachhu and Zalamchhu bridges inaugurated

Nikachhu and Zalamchhu bridges inaugurated
(Bhutan Broadcasting Service (BBS), February 1, 2018)
Nikachhu and Zalamchhu bridges on the Wangdue-Trongsa highway is now open to traffic. The double-lane bridges also have a higher load carrying capacity.

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Geo-spatial data for southern dzongkhags completed
(Kuensel Online, January 11, 2018)
Geo-spatial data on 1:25,000 base maps covering 11,000 square kilometres in eight dzongkhags were handed over to the National Land Commission Secretariat (NLCS) on January 8.

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Japan gifts 353 more power tillers
(Kuensel Online, January 11, 2018)
Come summer, farmers across Bhutan will have access to more power tillers to help them complete paddy transplantation works on time.

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Bhutan receives 353 more power tillers from Japan
(Bhutan Broadcasting Service (BBS), January 11, 2018)
The Japanese government has provided 353 more power tillers to Bhutan. Japanese Ambassador Kenji Hiramatsu handed over the power tillers worth Nu 137 m to the Agriculture Machinery Centre in Paro yesterday.

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JICA to reconstruct Passang Zam in Gelephu
(Kuensel Online, January 6, 2018)
The reconstruction of the much awaited and needed Passang Zam in Pelrithang, Gelephu has begun yesterday with the salang tendrel ceremony.

Examination facility to study Bhutanese traditional structures

Examination facility to study Bhutanese traditional structures
(Kuensel Online, December 27, 2017)
A five-year project called Evaluation and Mitigation of Seismic Risk for Composite Masonry Buildings in Bhutan was implemented from April 1 to disseminate the seismic technology for disaster mitigation of the composite masonry buildings in the country.

Ground breaking ceremony held for construction of examination facility

Ground breaking ceremony held for construction of examination facility
(Bhutan Broadcasting Service (BBS), December 26, 2017)
The ground breaking ceremony (Salang Tendrel) for the construction of the first-ever examination facility to test mock specimen of traditional building was held at Kawajangsa, Thimphu, today. Her Majesty the Queen Mother Tshering Yangdon Wangchuck graced the event.

JICA helps set up disaster-resilient mobile network in the country

JICA helps set up disaster-resilient mobile network in the country
(Kuensel Online, December 21, 2017)
To make communication easier in times of disaster, two projects were signed between Gross National Happiness Commission (GNHC) secretariat and Japan International Cooperation Agency JICA yesterday.

Japan commits US$ 8.6m for installation of emergency mobile network

Japan commits US$ 8.6m for installation of emergency mobile network
(Bhutan Broadcasting Service (BBS), December 20, 2017)
A Disaster-Resilient Emergency Mobile Network will be installed in Jakar in Bumthang.

Japan, Bhutan sign assistance agreement worth 1,004M Yen

Japan, Bhutan sign assistance agreement worth 1,004M Yen
(Kuensel Online, December 20, 2017)
Japan and Bhutan signed grant assistance for four projects amounting to 1,004 million (M) Yen in New Delhi, India yesterday, a press release states.

Japan, Bhutan to sign four grant projects

Japan, Bhutan to sign four grant projects
(Kuensel Online, December 16, 2017)
Four grant assistance projects worth 1004 million (M) Yen for Bhutan under Japan's Official Development Assistance (ODA) scheme would be signed on December 19 in New Delhi, India, a press release from the Embassy of Japan states.

Picture story

Picture story
(Kuensel Online, October 28, 2017)
A health and physical education festival called UNDOKAI in Japanese will be held at Katsho LSS in Haa on October 21. JICA volunteer- JOCV, Seigo Fujiwara with support from the school and the dzongkhag administration organised the festival.

Community sustainability at high risk: JICA survey

Community sustainability at high risk: JICA survey
(Kuensel Online, October 28 17, 2017)
JICA has been working for long with the Royal Government of Bhutan in the decentralisation process, placing strong emphasis on human resource development.Currently, JICA cooperates with the Department of Local Governance (DLG) in implementing "Support for Community Engagement in Local Governance (SCLG) Project" with three target dzongkhags.

JICA signs agreements with GNHC and REC

JICA signs agreements with GNHC and REC
(Kuensel Online, August 17, 2017)
Gross National Happiness Commission (GNHC), Royal Education Council (REC), and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed minutes of meeting yesterday in Thimphu. A project agreement was also signed between JICA Bhutan office and GNHC.

JICA and Thromde extends waste management project

JICA and Thromde extends waste management project
(Kuensel Online, July 22, 2017)
To address the tight landfill site disposal capacity and to implement appropriate waste disposal system, Thimphu Thromde and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed the Minutes of Meeting yesterday.

JICA recognises Bhutanese professional

JICA recognises Bhutanese professional
(Kuensel Online, May 27, 2017)
Japan International Cooperation Agency's (JICA) Chief Representative, Koji Yamada, awarded the first JICA Chief Representative Award to Phub Dorji, who has served as the operator of Tangsibji mini hydel pant for more than 30 years. Fifty-two-year-old Phub Dorjifrom Yangsibji in Trongsa has been working at the Mini hydel for 30 years and still continues to do.

JICA provides technical assistance to maintain bridges

JICA provides technical assistance to maintain bridges
(Kuensel Online, April 24, 2017)
The Department of Roads (DoR) will soon have data on all 272 bridges in the country, which would be used for the repair and maintenance of these infrastructures.

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