Gyaltshab graces the inauguration of Singye Thegchhog Zam in Kanglung
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.