NRDCL welcomes the New Chief Executive Officer

Effective 1 September 2017, Sonam Wangchuk has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer of Natural Resources Development Ltd. (NRDCL). 


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SUPPORTING GREEN COMPENSATORY PLANTATION

Concept of ‘Supporting Green Compensatory Plantation’ (SGCP) is initiated by the Druk Holding and Investment Ltd. (DHI) in 2017 in order to encourage DHI companies to participate in tree plantation program and contribute towards environment conservation. 


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NRDCL employees receiveDedicated Service Awards 2016

Having served the Tsa-Wa-Sum and company with dedication and commitments, a total of fifteen employees of NRDCL have been recognized with Dedicated Service Awards 2016.


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Coordination meeting of the stakeholders at Rinpung Region

A coordination meeting involving officials from territorial division of the Department of Forests and Park Services (DoFPS), NRDCL and the proprietors of Wood Based Industries under Rinpung Region (Paro and Haa dzongkhag) was convened on 22nd November, 2016 in the office of NRDCL in Paro.


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Training on Marketing and Sales Management

As part of the capacity building effort to the front end employees of NRDCL, a total of twelve participants comprising of officials from the Head office and six regional offices have attended the five days training on ‘Marketing and Sales Management’ from November 14 – 18, 2016.


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The Director, DoFPS visits Sha Region

The Director, Department of Forest and Park Services (DoFPS) visited some of the major sand extraction sites of Punatshangchu River in Wangduephodrang on 5th November 2016.


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NRDCL Mid-term Review

The Mid-term Review (MTR) is an annual exercise and part of the corporation’s monitoring and evaluation program.


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Heavy rainfall hampers field activities

The recent heavy rainfall throughout the country has greatly affected some of the work sites of Natural Resources Development Corporation Limited (NRDCL) located in the northern and southern parts of Bhutan.


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Telelogger Machines for NRDCL

Given its operational mandates, it is imperative for NRDCL to acquire and remain abreast with the evolving technologies for progressive delivery of services.


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Trapping of sand by making trenches

With the increasing number of developmental activities in the eastern Dzongkhags during the recent years, the demand for sand from the customers is increasing.


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CEO joins NRDCL

The NRDCL remained without the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for a month in July 2016, after the then CEO, Mr. Karma Dukpa left the company on completion of his first three years term in June 2016. 


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Visit of glulam project by officials from Department of Culture

On the invitation of NRDCL, the Department of Culture, Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs (MoHCA)


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Retail Sales Outlet Introduced

Since the inception of the company, one of the important mandates of NRDCL is to carry out reforestation/afforestation activities in addition to scientific timber harvesting, forest road construction, sanitation operations etc. 


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NRDCL participates in Royal Bhutan Flower Exhibition

The Royal Bhutan Flower Exhibition was initiated by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests upon the Royal command of His Majsety the King with an objective to foster appreciation for beautiful spaces and encourage horticulture and floriculture based economy.


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Hands on training on Glulam Timber Production

The establishment of the glulam pilot plant for producing special sized and length timber is a collaborative venture between NRDCL and Royal Academy Project (RAP). 


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Training on Performance Management System (PMS)

A total of 10 mid level officials of NRDCL having to deal with performance management and compact evaluation of the respective Regional/Divisional staff attended the Training on Performance Management System (PMS) and its implementation in Paro from 3rd to 5th May 2016.


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Retreat on Corporate Strategic Plan

For the first time, the Hon’ble Chairman, the Board of Directors and senior officials of NRDCL, including Regional Managers met in Phuentsholing from March 4-5, 2016 for a retreat to discuss the Corporate Strategic Plan for the company.


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An improved sand dredging machine for NRDCL

The deployment of sand dredging machine since April 2014 had helped NRDCL to meet the supply of sand even during the lean season when the supply from quarry and stock is exhausted.


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Glulam Plant – a brief highlight on its launching

With changing economic scenario and increasing demand from the customers, Natural Resources Development Corporation (NRDCL) is always keen to venture into product diversification and value addition.


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Hon’ble Chairman’s visit to NRDCL

The Hon’ble Chairman of NRDCL Board took some time out of his busy schedule to make a brief visit to the head office of NRDCL on 27th January 2016.


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Training on “Inventory Management System and Customer Service Management” – Some reflections from the participants

Coinciding with the negotiation and signing of annual compact with the Regional Managers, the training on ‘Inventory Management System’ and ‘Customer Service Management’ started from 27th January and was successfully completed on 30th January, 2016 at NRDCL Head office in Thimphu.


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Bridge Over Tegorongchu under Selela FMU

The Rinpung Regional office, Paro has five Forest Management Units (FMU), namely Zonglela FMU, Haa East FMU, Selela FMU, Bitekha FMU and Lonchu FMU with adhoc logging area at Tagoed.


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Compact Review and Budget Meeting – November 2015

The management team along with the Regional Managers and other relevant senior officials of the company met in the head office for 2016 budget meeting from 18 – 20, November 2015.


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Handing over of forest plantations to mark the occasion of the 60th Birth Anniversary of Fourth Druk Gyalpo

To mark the auspicious occasion of the 60th Birth Anniversary of His Majesty, the Fourth Druk Gyalpo, NRDCL organized a handing-taking ceremony of established plantations to the Department of Forests and Park Services.


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Hon’ble Chairman’s visit to NRDCL

The Hon’ble Chairman of Druk Holding and Investments (DHI) took some time out of his busy schedule to make a visit to one of NRDCL’s work sites on 14th October 2015.


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Voluntary labour contribution for development of Biking Trails

In what is described as most exciting moment to work in forests, a total of fifty officials/staff of NRDCL Corporate Head Office and Wang Region, led by the Chief Executive Officer voluntarily made a day-long labour contribution towards development of Biking Trails around Thimphu on October 2, 2015.


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Sawn Timber Shed cum Retail Outletat Ramtokto Depot

The old, unsold timbersleft in the open space for a prolonged period of time is prone to easy damage. The NRDCL has started taking care of any such unsold timber from damage by sawing, seasoning and storage in some sheds


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Departure of senior officialsfromNRDCL

The Greek philosopher, Heraclitus, said that “Change is the only constant in life” - to highlight the need for all of us to always plan for and be ready for change in every aspect of our lives.


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News on plantation from Rinpung Region

The company attaches high importance to carry out plantation activities in areas where timber has been harvested and also in blank and degraded areas within and outside Forest Management Unit (FMU).


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Timber Sheds at Lingmethang and Rongmanchu Depots of Zhonggar Region

Beginning the financial year 2012, the market demand for timbers started to decrease gradually and by the end of the financial year 2014, there were huge stock of unsold timbers lying in various timber depots of NRDCL Regions across the Country. 


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Extension road at Selela FMU

The Rinpung Regional office, Parohas five Forest Management Units (FMU), namely Zonglela FMU, Haa East FMU, Selela FMU, Bitekha FMU and Lonchu FMU with adhoc logging area at Tagoed. 


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Convocation for Seventh Batch Certificate Course

This news item is extracted from UWICE (Bumthang) Website Posted on 19-06-2015 

The seventh batch of one-year certificate course in Conservation, Environment and Forestry Studies (July 2014 to June 2015), 


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Tshendenshing Plantation in Dangchu Gewog of Wangduephodrang

Coinciding with the Coronation Day of His Majesty the 4th Druk Gyalpo and Social Forestry Day on 2nd June 2015, 


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Approach Road Completed -Sand Supply Resumes from Tshokona

Following the closure of feeder road from the main highway to Tshokona sand quarry in Sha by the private land owner from 26th March 2015, sand supply from Tshokona sand quarry in Wangduephodrang was temporarily suspended. 


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Social Forestry Day celebrated in Jakar Region

The theme for this year’s Social Forestry Day on 2nd June 2015 was “Plant trees for Green Bhutan”. 


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NRDCL OBSERVES THE SOCIAL FORESTRY DAY 2015

As an annual event to observe the Social Forestry Day 2015, the Wang Region initiated and organized the plantation of 500 Nos. of Oak Saplings on 3rd June 2015 to replace the dead saplings at Longjupakha,


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Celebrating Social Forestry Day in Zhemgang

As part of the celebration of Social Forestry Day on 2nd June 2015, the Regional staff of NRDCL based in Zhemgang comprising of staff from the Regionalhead office and Homdhor stone crushing plant joined the nation in plantingsome saplings at uphill roadside near Bertey sand quarry road.


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1ST QUARTER PROGRESS REVIEW MEETING CONCLUDES:

The 1st Quarter Progress Review Meeting of the Company, which was held on 25th & 26th May 2015 in NRDCL Corporate Head Office, Thimphu concluded with all members agreeing to march forward with synergy to achieve the organization’s mandates. 


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Nurturing of Plantation in Hejo

As part of celebrating the 60th Birth Anniversary of our beloved 4th Druk Gyalpo, Wang Region of NRDCL had carried out plantation at the crematorium area in Hejo, Thimphu during August 2014. 


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Monthly allotment of timber conducted in the depot

With a view to provide greater access to assess the quality oftimbersby the saw millers prior to purchase, the Wang Region of NRDCL conducted its monthly allotment of timber for the month of April 2015 at itstimber depot atDumsangneynearGidakom, Thimphu


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Visit by Hon’ble Chairman, NRDCL Board to field operation sites.

The Hon’ble Chairman Mr. Chencho Norbu, NRDCL Board was on a four-day visit to the field operation sites under Sha and Zhemgang Regions from April 7 to 10, 2015. He was accompanied by the CEO and officials of NRDCL HQ. 


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Major maintenance of Bamboo Canopy at Linkana Palace, Punakha

The Bamboo Canopy constructed by NRDCL near Linkana Palace adjacent to Punakha Dzong on the joyous occasion of Royal Wedding of our Fifth Druk Gyalpo to Queen Jetsun Pema and formally handed over to the Dzongkhag Administration, Punakha on 27th September 2011, needed a major maintenance.


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Sand Supply System Streamlined

NRDCL: If you don’t find any sand laden trucks at the Thimphu truck parking, it’s because several new measures are in place to curb illegal sale of sand, especially in the capital.


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Sha Region takes up Tshenden Nursery at Dangchu Geog

In view of the importance attached to reconstruct and restore the historical Wangduephodrang Dzong to its former glory, the best possible locally available skilled manpower and quality construction materials are put in use.


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Visit of IFS Probationers

As part of annual programme, thirty eight IFS Probationers, 2013-2015 courses (Group A) from Indira Gandhi National Forests Academy,


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Farewell to Head of Operations Division

The management and staff of NRDCL gave farewell to one of its veteran colleague in the company from February 2015.


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Stone Crushing Plant for Royal Academy Project in Paro

The NRDCL and Royal Academy Project based at Pangbisa in Paro had partnered to work together in terms of meeting the supply of locally available raw materials like timber, sand and stone aggregates for the upcoming construction activities of the project.


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Snowfall hinders work in some areas of Rinpung Region

The heavy and continuous snowfall from 13th to 16th December 2014 in high altitude areas of Haa and Paro had affected the timber extraction activities at Selela,


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Hon’ble Lyonpo visits NRDCL work sites in the East

The Hon’ble Minister, Ministry of Agriculture & Forests and his team of officials visited the NRDCL timber depot and forest nursery development sites located at Kurchilo Block of Khaling-Kharungla (KK) FMU on 22nd December 2014.


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PUBLIC SERVICE AWARD CEREMONY 2014

For the second consecutive year, Natural Resources Development Corporation Limited (NRDCL) has been awarded with the Royal Civil Service Award and Life Time Service Award to its twenty two employees by His Majesty the King on the eve of celebrating 107th National Day in December 2014.


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Region explores new sites for sand and boulders under Pemagatshel dzongkhag

In view of the growing construction activities and other major infrastructural developments likely to take place soon under Pemagathsel, lower Trashigang and upper Samdrupjongkhar dzongkhags,


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Coordination meeting for Rinpung Region

The Forest Management Unit (FMU) level coordination meeting between NRDCL of Rinpung Region and the Territorial Division, DoFPS, Paro was held on 29th October 2014.


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Greening initiatives in and around crematorium area, Hejo

Befitting the mandate of the company, the responsibility to spearhead the “Landscape Greening Project’ for crematorium area in Hejo as part of celebrating the 60th Birth Anniversary of our beloved 4th Druk Gyalpo was given to NRDCL by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests.


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Departmental construction of forests road by Rinpung Region

The network of forests road is important in terms of providing access to Forests Management Units (FMU) for the extraction of timber, stones, sand etc.


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Some highlights of activities from Wang Region

The NRDCL has the mandate to extract and supply natural resources such as timber, sand, stones, stone aggregates etc. to the people of the country and make it affordable and accessible.


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Mid Term Review Meeting 2014

The senior officials of NRDCL and the Regional Managers from eight Regions across the country assembled in the head office on 11th and 12th of September 2014 for Mid Term Review Meeting.This meeting was convened to discuss and assess the progress on various activities targeted for 2014.


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Farewell and welcome to the Board of Directors

The Chief Executive Officer and the staff of NRDCL would like to extend our sincere acknowledgement and appreciation of the hard work, support and guidance rendered by the following members of the Board of Directors under the able Chairmanship of Dasho Phuntso Norbu.


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Updates on the supply of Stones to Wangduephodrang Dzong Reconstruction Project

The NRDCL is given the mandate to supply locally available construction materials like timber, sand and stones and has a huge responsibility to take care of the supply of these resources to all stakeholders across the country.


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Introduction of sand dredging facility

The NRDCL took over the nationwide extraction and marketing of sand from December 2007 based on Executive Order number PM/01/07/571 dated 7th November 2007. Owing to this, NRDCL has a huge mandate to make sand available, affordable and accessible to all the builders in the country.


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An attempt to build professionalism on road constructions

When Bhutan Logging Corporation was established in 1984, it had the primary responsibility of timber harvesting and plantation.


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Some highlight of activities in Rinpung Region

There are five Forest Management Units (FMU) in Rinpung Region, namely, Selela, Lhonchu, Haa East, Betekha (Haa) and Zonglela (Paro).


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Technical Seminar for Cable Crane Operators & Mechanics

Machineries are the lifeline of any natural resources management company like NRDCL.


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Social Forestry Day 2014

The 2nd of June is celebrated every year as Social Forestry Day throughout the country. As enshrined in the Constitution of the Kingdom of Bhutan, at least 60% of the country should remain under forest cover for all times to come.


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New Initiatives by Rinpung Region

Proper nurturing, maintenance and management of all forest resources is important for future sustenance of flora and fauna. The NRDCL considers maintaining and improving the health and sanitation of forests as an important responsibility. 


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Seedlings for Sale from NRDCL Nurseries

The management of NRDCL is pleased to inform our valued customers that various species of seedlings are available for sale from our Nurseries at Changkhaphu and Chelela.


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Sand Supply from Sha Region

This is to inform our valued customers that the supply of sand from quarries and stocks in Wangduephodrang has exhausted much before the usual time this year due to scanty rainfall and less deposit of sand.


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First Quarterly Progress Review Meeting

The first quarterly Progress Review meeting for NRDCL chaired by the Chief Executive Officer was held in the head office on 30th April and 1st May 2014 where all the Head of Divisions, Regional Managers of eight Regions and Section heads of the head office were present.


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Sand supply from Wangduephodrang receives priority

The natural deposit of sand this year is quite less as compared to the past years due to scanty rainfall.


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Some updates on Sand Supply

The management of NRDCL would like to inform the general public and its valued customers that on an average 140 truckloads of sand is supplied daily from Wangduephodrang River monitored by Sha Regional Office.


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Welcome note to the Chairman, DHI

On behalf of the Board, Management and the Staff of NRDCL, we would like to take this opportunity to congratulate and welcome Hon’ble Chairman of DHI Dasho Sangay Khandu to the DHI family.


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News from Rinpung Region

The Indian Forestry Services (IFS) delegates consisting of 78 young probationers from Dehradun, India visited Forest Management Units (FMUs) in Paro on 2nd February and 24th February in two batches.


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New Regional Manager for Wang Region

Mr. Pema Norbu, Finance Officer of Jakar Region has been appointed as the new Regional Manager of Wang Regional Office through open competition from 20th February 2014 and the former Regional Manager, Mr. Thinley Namgay has been transferred to Rinpung Regional Office as Manager, Administration.


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Sand Becoming Lucrative Venture

Until recently, sand was used as one of the raw materials for construction of houses and other infrastructures in the country.


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Indian Forest Service (IFS) Probationers in Bhutan

As part of the final year course curriculum, 41 IFS probationers of 2012-14 batch accompanied by their faculty member from Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy (IGNFA), Dehradun, India were in the country from 2nd to 7th February 2014.


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In an effort to build professionalism

The NRDCL is a 100% government owned corporation under the Druk Holding & Investments (DHI) and governed by the Companies Act of the Kingdom of Bhutan 2000 and Articles of Incorporation.


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PUBLIC SERVICE AWARD CEREMONY 2013

Natural Resources Development Corporation Limited (NRDCL) has been awarded with the Public Service Award to its employees by His Majesty the King on the joyous occasion of celebrating 106th National Day in December 2013 in recognition of their dedicated and life time service to the Tsas-Wa-Sum.


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Handing-Taking of Stone Crushing Plant at Ngangshing

The 30 TPH Stone Crushing Plant at Ngangshing (Tshelingkhor) under Zobel Gewog in Pemagatshel Dzongkhag was formally handed over on 30th November 2013 by the supplier,


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SAARC Forestry Delegates visits FMU in Paro

The forestry officials consisting of sixteen delegates from eight SAARC Countries led by Director, SAARC Forestry Center, Bhutan, visited Forest Management Units (FMUs) in Paro on 27th November,


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A promising collaboration ahead

The officials and staff of the DoFPS, NRDCL and relevant representatives of Haa Dzongkhag and Gewog Administrations assembled in Forest Range Office, Haa on 25th November, 2013 for Forest Management Unit (FMU) Co-ordination meeting.  The meeting was convened to discuss about the ongoing and future activities of the FMUs under Haa Dzongkhag. There are three FMUs in Haa, viz, Selela FMU, Longchu FMU, Haa East FMU.


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Budget Meeting – 2013

The NRDCL management team along with the Regional Managers and other relevant senior officials of the company assembled in the head office on 14th and 15th of November 2013 for Budget Meeting 2013. This meeting was convened to discuss on the activities targeted for 2014 and subsequent budget allocation.


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Sand Supply Resumes

Starting 6th of November 2013, the NRDCL resumed its sand extraction and supply from the river bed of Punatshangchu in Wangduephodrang. The first site at Rinchengang is estimated to produce about 2000 truckloads or 16,000 m3 of sand. The first day of operation saw some 124 truckloads (992 m3) which were transported mainly to Thimphu.


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New Road at Lhonchu in Haa

The company has been carrying out environment friendly forest road constructions to facilitate timber extraction. The company has always given more emphasis in connecting remote villages that are located within the Forest Management Unit (FMU) while constructing forest roads.


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Stone Crushing Plant in the East

The NRDCL was mandated to establish few stone crushing plants of commercial size to meet the growing demand for stone aggregates for road constructions, buildings, other infrastructure and even power projects.


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Introduction of Xcentric ripper at Tsangkhar Quarry in Monggar

The restriction on using explosive and blasting in NRDCL’s Tsangkhar Stone quarry in Monggar by the Department of Geology and Mines (DGM),


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2nd Coordination Meeting

The 2nd Coordination Meeting between the Department of Forests and Park Services (DoFPS) and Natural Resources Development Corporation Limited (NRDCL) was held on 27th September 2013 in the conference hall of the NRDCL.


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Training on operation and maintenance of Crushing Plant

The experts from the principal dealer M/s Sandvik Asia Private Limited (SAPL),


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Region gets a new Manager

In order to improve our service delivery, the NRDCL created its eighth Region office at Samdrupjonglhar from the beginning of 2013 with Mr. M.D. Tamang as its Regional Manager.


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“Closing the Resources Gap”

As per Executive Order of the RGoB on 7th November 2007, the company became Natural Resources Development Corporation (NRDCL) with a broader mandate to manage timber, sand, stone and other natural resources of the country.


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Hon’ble Chairman’s Message in Annual Report 2012

The unique characteristic of NRDCL is that it is not strictly a commercially oriented company inspite of being one of the DHI owned companies.


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Technical Coordination Meeting

The company organized its first ever Technical Coordination Meeting on 6 and 7 September, 2013 in its head office.


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Half Yearly Progress Review

The half yearly progress review report was presented on 14th August 2013 based on the DHI compact. 
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Export Auction

After a gap of almost one decade, the Department of Forests & Park Services allowed NRDCL to conduct an open export auction for timber.
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Familiarization trip

The General Managers of Operations, Marketing and Mining Specialists accompanied the new Chief Executive Officer on tour to Jakar, Zhonggar, Samdrupjongkhar and Phuentsholing Regions from 24 – 30 July 2013.
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Meeting with DoFPS

The management of NRDCL and senior officials of DoFPS had a meeting on 23rd July 2013 regarding the fixing of price for logs.
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