On the Third International Conference on Financing for Development held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 13th to 16th July, 2015
The Third International Conference on Financing for Development began on the 13th of July 2015 at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) Conference Centre in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The Conference was opened by the UN Secretary-General H. E Mr. Ban Ki-moon, and the Conference elected the Prime Minister of Ethiopia, H.E. Mr. Hailemariam Desalegn, as the President of the Conference. At the opening, the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for an ambitious and universally inclusive financing framework to implement the Sustainable Development Goal and highlighted the need for a social compact for greater social protection and a package for Least Developed Countries (LDCs).
Hon’ble Finance Minister, Lyonpo Namgay Dorji led Bhutan’s delegation to the Conference which comprised of officials from the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Gross National Happiness Commission Secretariat. In his statement during the general debate, Lyonpo emphasized the need to redouble efforts by countries around the world as well as international institutions, particularly assistance for the LDCs, in order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals towards a new era. Lyonpo also highlighted the unique development challenges faced by countries like Bhutan and appealed to the world to work together to eradicate poverty by the next decade.
Hon’ble Lyonpo Namgay Dorji also participated in the Round Table Meeting on the theme “Ensuring policy coherence and an enabling environment at all levels for sustainable development”.
The Conference is expected to end on the 16th of July with the adoption of an outcome document which will be known as the Addis Ababa Action Agenda. The document is expected to support the implementation of the post-2015 development agenda, including the Sustainable Development Goals.
The MoF is pleased to re-announce one Chief Procurement Officer (P1-A) for Medical Stores & Distribution Division, Phuntsholing under the Department of Medical Supplies and Health Infrastructure, Ministry of Health.
Applicants with Bachelor’s Degree and Advanced Trainings in procurement or financial backgrounds (budget, accounts & audit) and experiences in relevant fields will be given preference for the purpose of short-listing and selection. Interview date and venue will be announced on this website after short-listing the candidates.
Interested in-service civil servants who meet the eligibility criteria under Section 220.127.116.11 of the BCSR 2012 may apply in time. Application along with the following documents must reach the HRD, MoF, Thimphu latest by 28th July 2015:
1) Curriculum vitae (CSIS-generated copy)
2) Security clearance (valid copy)
3) Audit clearance (printed copy)
4) PE rating for the last two years (copy)
5) Certificates of merits/achievements, if any (copy)
6) NOC from applicant’s agency (non-MoF agency)
7) Academic/training certificates & transcripts (copy)
For any clarification, please contact the HRD, MoF at 333104/322268 during working hours.
The Bank of Bhutan Limited (BoBL) opened a new extension branch office at Regional Revenue and Customs Office (RRCO), Thimphu on July 3, 2015.
This is the second extension of BOBL within the Department’s premises after RRCO, Phuntsholing branch which was opened on 24 March 2015 to facilitate efficient payment of taxes by taxpayers to RRCO and daily deposit of government revenues.
The main objective of extending branch network is to take banking services closer to general public for payment of taxes and reduce the risk of cash handling. Services provided at the BoBL branch counter also include facilities like accepting deposits up to Nu. 100,000 and withdrawals up to Nu.20,000. The branch will also provide necessary information on matters related to collecting and clearing of cheques.