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- Capacity development in health sector is new focus: Watanabe Kozo
(Kuensel Online, September 28, 2019)
- In March this year, Watanabe Kozo assumed the role of Chief Representative of JICA Bhutan. He spoke to Kuensel's Reporter Choki Wangmo on his plans and aspirations during his three-year tenure.
- Japan experience: sharing best practices for balanced development
(Kuensel Online, September 7, 2019)
- At the JICA Training Ex-participant's Seminar in Thimphu yesterday, Bhutanese who received training in Japan under JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency) shared and discussed their experiences.
- Pilot project to reduce gastric cancer in Bhutan
(Kuensel Online, August 16, 2019)
- Stomach and cervical cancers constitute the majority of the cancer burden in Bhutan.
- Comprehensive National Development Plan 2030 launched
(Kuensel Online, June 29, 2019)
- To address the issue of rural-urban migration and promote regionally balanced development, a Comprehensive National Development Plan (CNDP) for Bhutan 2030 was launched on June 27.
- JICA provides assistance to maintain bridges
(Kuensel Online, April 24, 2019)
- From the ancient cantilever bridges in places like Paro and Punakha to the most recent one over Amochu at the Samtse-Phuentsholing highway, bridges play an important role in connecting places and people.
- Works to chart mineral resource development plan begin soon
(Kuensel Online, April 1, 2019)
- Works to chart the mineral resources development plan, a critical component in developing the mining sector in the country, will begin from August this year.
- GNHC, JICA sign project to develop mineral resources development plan
(Bhutan Broadcasting Service (BBS), March 29, 2019)
- The Gross National Happiness Commission (GNHC) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed a project on "Mineral Resources Development Plan in Bhutan" yesterday.
- Initiating gender interventions at all level
(Bhutan Broadcasting Service (BBS), March 7, 2019)
- To initiate gender interventions at all level, the National Commission for Women and Children (NCWC) in collaboration with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) are training focal persons from different agencies.
- IHPP encourages raising persimmon nursery
(Kuensel Online, March 5, 2019)
- To encourage and provide farmers with enough seedlings to grow persimmon, a team of staff from Agriculture Research and Development Centre (ARDC) at Bajo in Wangdue visited farms in Dagana last week to help raise nursery.
- Up-scaling disaster preparedness in the country
(Kuensel Online, December 13, 2018)
- There has recently been a lot of reports about impending earthquake in the Himalayas.
- JOCV benefit schools and institutes
(Kuensel Online, December 6, 2018)
- Kidheykhar Central School in Mongar is known to have one of the strongest basketball teams in the dzongkhag.
- Japanese grant supported constructing about 3,000km of farm roads
(Kuensel Online, December 5, 2018)
- The Central Machinery Unit (CMU) in Bumthang has constructed at least 50 percent of the farm roads in the last three plans. In the 11th Plan, CMU constructed about 1,300km new farm roads and maintenance work on over 1,680km roads.
- Speaking through art
(Kuensel Online, December 4, 2018)
- The small hallway of the Wangsel Institute,Paro is quiet. The only noise is from footsteps of teachers climbing the wooden stairs. For people who love art, this is the perfect place.
- Horticulture projects popular in the country
(Kuensel Online, December 3, 2018)
- Over 12 commercial farming projects have begun in the eastern region of the country today with technical support from the Agriculture Research and Development Centre (ARDC), Wengkhar in Mongar.
- Japan weeks to promote people to people relation
(Kuensel Online, December 3, 2018)
- To commemorate the 30th anniversary of Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers (JOCV) in Bhutan, Japan weeks in Bhutan began yesterday with a grant contract signing for the project to construct Judojo, a Judo training hall.
- JICA reconstructs four bridges along Gelephu-Trongsa highway
(Kuensel Online, December 1, 2018)
- Four bridges along the Gelephu-Trongsa highway will be reconstructed with wider carriageway width and higher load carrying capacity.
- 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.
- Bridging Japan - Bhutan relations
(Kuensel Online, June 29, 2018)
- 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.
- 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
(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
(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
(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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
(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
(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
(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.
- 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
(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.
- 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
(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.