PHPA II borrows fund for dam, not salary

April 13 | Kuensel
By Phurpa Lhamo, Wangdue

Punatsangchhu II Hydroelectric Project (PHPA II) borrowed Nu 600 million (M) from Mangdechhu Hydroelectric Project Authority to continue the speedy construction of the dam, officials said.

The project transited Nu 600 M on March 20, after the PHPA II’s budget exhausted last month… Continue Reading


MHPA plans to commission between May 10 and June 25

April 4 | Kuensel
By Staff Reporter

After experiencing several delays, the 720 MW Mangdechhu project will be fully commissioned between May 10 and June 25 this year… Continue Reading

We are landlocked but our minds are open: PM

April 13 | Kuensel
By Tshering Dorji

The state visit to Bangladesh was a homecoming of sort for Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering, who spent 10 years in two medical colleges there… Continue Reading


Debt to GDP projected to decline to 76 percent

March 22 | Kuensel
By Tshering Dorji

The country’s external debt is expected to fall from 105 percent of GDP in the current fiscal year to 76 percent by the end of 12th Plan, the finance ministry projects… Continue Reading

PM to visit Bangladesh in April

March 20 | Kuensel
By Staff Reporter

Bhutan and Bangladesh are expected to forge new cooperations in the field of trade, health, agriculture, tourism and human resource development during the Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering’s state visit to Bangladesh… Continue Reading

More power to BCCI?

March 11 | Kuensel
By Tshering Dorji

The private sector is expected to get the much-needed fuel to kick-start it’s engine with the government forming a 10-member private sector development committee (PSDC) chaired by the economic affairs minister… Continue Reading

PHPA I seeks divine intervention

March 4 | Kuensel
By Phurpa Lhamo, Wangdue

Following numerous landslides and technical issues at the Punatsangchhu Hydroelectric Project I, a three-day rimdro was conducted at the dam site beginning February 28… Continue Reading

In the divine power we trust

March 5 | Kuensel

Construction experts or hydropower gurus might find it strange, even funny, to hear management of a mega hydroelectric project seeking divine intervention to get rid of obstacles…  Continue Reading

Mangdechhu project’s commission slated for April

March 1 | Kuensel
By Nim Dorji, Trongsa

The 720 MW Mangdechhu Hydro Project Authority (MHPA) plans to generate full power by monsoon.

Managing director AK Mishra said the project is aiming to commission all four units in April for it to be able to come on stream before monsoon… Continue Reading

Punatsangchhu, the wintering paradise of migratory birds and birders

March 2 | Kuensel
Contributed by Indra Acharja,
Student, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies,
Yale University,

The recent news of “Bhutan’s first water sports park to be developed along the riverfront in Wangdue” generated a mixed-feeling among some... Continue Reading

Auditors attend Hydropower auditing training

February 26 | Kuensel
By Rinchen Zangmo, Tsirang

More than 50 auditors attended a three-day training on hydropower system auditing in Tsirang.

Royal Audit Authority’s (RAA) deputy auditor general, Ugyen Dorji, said that the programme was conducted to further broaden the understanding of hydropower projects in the country. “As the country awaits many more hydropower projects, it is important that auditors have some knowledge about the workings and system… Continue Reading

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