Gyalt­shab graces the in­au­gu­ra­tion of Singye Thegch­hog Zam in Kan­glung

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His Royal High­ness Gyalt­shab Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, ac­com­pa­nied by Ashi Yeatso Lhamo, graced the in­au­gu­ra­tion of the newly built bridge, Singye Thegch­hog Zam, at Bodey­drang un­der Kan­glung Ge­wog, Trashigang on the Sam­drup Jongkhar-Trashigang high­way last Thurs­day.

His Royal High­ness was re­ceived with a Chip­drel pro­ces­sion by the Trashigang Dzongkhag & of­fi­cials of Pro­ject DANTAK,, lo­cal lead­ers and the peo­ple from the com­mu­nity. The pro­gramme in­cluded Lhab­sang Thrue­soel cer­e­mony, Tashi Rab­ney and open­ing of the bridge, over­view of the Pro­ject DANTAK and bridge con­struc­tion by DANTAK’s chief engi­neer Bri­gadier Ku­mar C Pan­chanathan. HRH in­ter­acted with the lo­cal peo­ple who of­fered Tshogch­hang and per­formed some lo­cal dances.

Later HRH vis­ited Sherubtse Col­lege where the stu­dents of Sherubtse Col­lege, Jam­pel­ing Higher Sec­ondary School and Kan­glung Pri­mary School pre­sented a cul­tural pro­gramme as part of the bridge inau­gu­ral cer­e­mony. HRH also met with the fac­ul­ties and stu­dents of Sherubtse Col­lege.

Na­tional Coun­cil’s Chair­per­son (Dr.) Sonam Kuenga, Ly­onpo Dorji Cho­den of Min­istry of Works & Hu­man Set­tle­ment, Ly­onpo Norbu Wangchuk of Min­istry of Eco­nomic Af­fairs and Mem­bers of Par­lia­ment from Trashigang, DANTAK’s chief engi­neer Bri­gadier Ku­mar C Pan­chanathan, Lam Netens, Dzongdags and Drang­pons of eastern Dzongkhags among oth­ers also at­tended the func­tion.

The in­au­gu­ra­tion of Singye Thegch­hog Zam was ded­i­cated to the com­mem­o­ra­tion of the 60th Birth An­niver­sary of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo.

Later in the af­ter­noon, HRH in­au­gu­rated Kou­fuku In­ter­na­tional Pri­vate Lim­ited (KIPL) Dairy Plant at Chenary, Trashigang. The Kou­fuku In­ter­na­tional Pri­vate Lim­ited Di­ary Pro­cess­ing Plant is a Joint Ven­ture be­tween Shin Nip­pon Bio­med­i­cal Lab­o­ra­to­ries Lim­ited (SNBL), a com­pany in­cor­po­rated in Ja­pan, and Druk Hold­ing and In­vest­ments (DHI). The plant is owned 70% by SNBL, Tokyo Stock Ex­change: 2395, 16.9 bil­lion JPY in rev­enue a year, and 30% by Druk Hold­ings and In­vest­ment (DHI), the largest com­pany in Bhutan, 20.1 bil­lion BTN in rev­enue a year. Other ma­jor stake­hold­ers in this pro­ject are the Dairy Farmer’s Groups in Eastern Dzongkhag and the Depart­ment of Live­stock, Min­istry of Agri­cul­ture and Forests.

The plant is cur­rently re­ceiv­ing 500-600 litres/ day from Buna Chill­ing Cen­ter, Trashigang. KIPL is fo­cus­ing on im­prov­ing the qual­ity of the prod­ucts in the be­gin­ning. Af­ter the fac­tory is es­tab­lished and the milk qual­ity im­proved, KIPL will in­crease the milk in­take and the quan­tity of the pro­duc­tion.

HRH Gyalt­shab at the in­au­gu­ra­tion of the Singye Thegch­hog Zam, at Bodey­drang in Kan­glung, Trashigang with the Chief engi­neer of DANTAK.

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