ThimphuTech was the first technology blog in Bhutan. We started writing it in 2009, just as broadband and mobile internet started to take off. (Although internet in Bhutan was launched in 1999, it was either super-slow or super-expensive, and was only used by a selected few).

In the blog, we wrote about technology and food, but also about plenty of other stuff. The blog became popular and influential in Bhutan. A companion bi-weekly column -- Ask Boaz -- was published for many years in the Kuensel, Bhutan's national newspaper. (The complete Kuensel columns are available as an ebook, Blogging with Dragons).

We stopped updating the blog when we left Bhutan in 2014, but the information within the posts can still prove useful, and thus we decided to keep it online.

We thank all our readers.
Tashi Delek,
Boaz & Galit.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

BOB catching up

Yesterday's Kuensel had an article about Bank of Bhutan (BoB) moving ahead with more electronic banking. In particular, the CEO Kinga Tshering announced that:
  • Account holders will be able to withdraw cash not only from their own branch, but also from the branches in Thimphu, Phuentsholing and Wangduephodrang
  • "After May 10, customers will be issued ATM cards within two days after they put in an application."
  • "SMS and internet banking too will soon be introduced."

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