BCCI President speaks to RTC students
As a part of the distinguished guest lecture series, Royal Thimphu College invited Ugen Tshecup Dorji, President, Bhutan Chamber of Commerce and Industry to talk to the students on Bhutan’s private sector and the way forward last Wednesday. The President highlighted that even with the significant growth in almost all the sectors of the nation’s economy, the opportunities for youths are still limited. As compared to the past, today the demand for jobs is by far greater than the supply. Jobs that are in place are very limited; therefore, the competition is high. He indicated that the only way out of this is for individuals start becoming more enterprising, start looking at becoming self-employed, and start looking at opportunities that have potential in Bhutan. The president also talked about the three sectors which have growth potential in Bhutan i) Tourism, ii) Agriculture and iii) Bhutan as a gateway for investment into the Indian market. The students were advised that one important thing to realize as a young Bhutanese is that it is good to dream big and start small. Suggestion for graduates to start looking into agriculture as a potential option, particularly in their own home dzongkhags was also empathized. Graduates need not necessarily take up conventional farming but they can at least look into other aspects of farming such as tissue culture, research in food, organic products, and even the business and organizational aspects, e. g. organizing a commercial or cooperative farm.
The President was accompanied by the secretary – general and officials from the Bhutan Chamber of Commerce and Industry.