HPE hits monastic institution for the first time
(Kuensel Online, November 22, 2018)
In the courtyard of Dechenphodrang monastery in Thimphu, more than 30 monks were involved in a health and sports education (HPE) session on the World Children's Day on Tuesday.
Undokai for revitalising the community in Bhutan
(Kuensel Online, October 20, 2018)
In the last few weeks, I was invited to the HPE (health and physical education) festival, or "Undokai" in Japanese, twice in the western and eastern Bhutan.
Japanese government grants medical equipment worth USD 4.5M
(Kuensel Online, June 30, 2018)
To improve the diagnostic capacity and services in Bhutan, the Japanese government gave seven medical equipment, including a mammography machine for national and regional referral hospitals in the country.
When I arrived in Bhutan in September last year, I was informed by many Bhutanese officials of their appreciation for the bridges that were granted by the government of Japan, and how they stand out as a testament of quality and aesthetics for bridge construction in the country.
Guideline drafted to enhance community engagement
(Kuensel Online, May 25, 2018)
To increase community ownership and public inclusiveness in the community discussions, the department of local governance has developed a community engagement guideline.
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.
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
(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.
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
(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.
A Disaster-Resilient Emergency Mobile Network will be installed in Jakar in Bumthang.
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
(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.
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
(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
(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
(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.
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
(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.