On 31st March, 2019, the NECS with the support from Penden Cement Authority Limited (PCAL) distributed more than 3000 cloth bags to the customers and vendors at the Centenary Farmer’s Market (CFM). Distribution of cloth bags was a part of the many sensitization programs carried out to reach the general public before enforcing the reinforcement of [...]
A team of officials from National Environment Commission Secretariat is meeting with Dzongkhag Environment Committee of Samdrup Jongkhar, Pema Gatshel and Trashi Gang, 24 March – 5 April 2019 to discuss and sensitize on environmental issues. The team is also creating awareness on Reinforcement of Plastic Ban Notification 1999.
The National Environment Commission celebrated World Water Day on March 22, 2019 along the United Nations’ theme: Water for All – Leaving No One Behind, which is in line with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal 6 “Clean Water and Sanitation” as well as the country’s National Key Result Area 17 “Sustainable Water Ensured”. For [...]
The Water Flagship Program assessment group is currently conducting its field assessment for the proposed drinking water activities in the Program for Wangdue Dzongkhag. The assessment group consists of officials from the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Works and Human settlements, Gross National Happiness Commission Secretariat and the National Environment Commission Secretariat. The assessment began [...]
7th Wangchhu Basin Committee (WBC) was held on March 1, 2019 at Hotel Tashi Namgay Grand, Phuentsholing, immediately after the hands-on training workshop on the Wangchhu Water Security Index (WWSI) database system and Water User Association. In line with National Integrated Water Resources Management Plan 2016, WBC is formed and comprises: DYT Chairperson and District Governor [...]
The Water Resources Coordination Division conducted a two-day hands-on training from February 27-28, 2019 on the Wangchhu Water Security Index (WWSI) database system. The WWSI database system is a tool for assessing the current water security scenario of the Wangchhu Basin in terms of five key dimensions, namely: rural water security, economic water security, urban [...]
Mr. Phento Tshering joined NEC Secretariat as Director from 28 February 2019. Prior to joining NECS, Mr. Phento served as Director of Department of Forests and Park Services, MoAF.
Honorable Prime Minister and Secretary of National Environment Commission Secretariat signed the Annual Performance Agreement 2018-2019 at Royal Banquet hall, Thimphu on 27th February, 2019.
Waste Management Division concluded the orientation program for the 12 new RCSE selected Asst. Environment Officers from 11th-13th February, 2019. On the last day, the new recruits visited Waste Segregation site below Kelkhi Higher Secondary School and Memelakha Landfill under Thimphu Thromde, Waste Recovery Center (drop-off) of Greener Way, YDF’s Egg- tray manufacturing unit in [...]
The National Environment Commission Secretariat has started the first regional consultation workshop on the revision of the national environment strategy. The workshop is being held for five dzongkhags (Thimphu, Chhuka, Paro,Haa and Samtse) from 28-31 Jan 2019 to consult, discuss and to seek inputs from five dzongkhags to the revision of The National Environment Strategy, [...]