Sanam Lyonpo meets ITC Director

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March 11, Thimphu: The Hon’ble Sanam Lyonpo, Yeshey Penjor met Mr. Ashish Shah, the Director of the Division of Country Programmes, International Trade Centre (ITC) based in New Delhi.

The Director during the meeting shared about the Bhutan Trade Support Project launched in May 2018 with a budget of EURO 4 M.  The project aimed to enhance Bhutan’s economic growth and poverty reduction is being implemented by ITC and the Royal Government of Bhutan for a period of 40 months.

He shared that the project among others, focuses on horticulture, developing efficient market opportunities and value addition products which will be beneficial for the Ministry. Lyonpo extended his acknowledgement to ITC for timely support.

Discussing further, Lyonpo shared about the Ministry’s plan to meet the demand for food items within and improve highlander’s livelihoods through specific flagship programs. Issues related to youth employment were also discussed.

-ICTD

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