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Her Majesty the Queen Mother Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck inaugurated the Bhutan’s Postal Museum which was dedicated to the 60th birth anniversary of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo in the capital yesterday.
The main objective of the museum is to tell the story of Bhutan’s progress and development through the lens of the evolution of communications and postal system in the country. The story will be told through anecdotes, artifacts and the rich assortment of stamps the country has produced.
The museum showcases the progress of postal services and to a certain extent communications system in Bhutan, Bhutan’s rare and unique stamps issued over the years and capture the modes of communication prepostal system and tell stories of legendary messengers. Artefacts of direct relevance to postal and those that help to tell the stories effectively and communications are also displayed at the museum.
“Bhutan Post is proud of its rich history of service to the nation spanning more than fifty- three years.” “We are confident of being able to serve the Tsa – Wa- Sum similarly for many decades to come.” said Karma Wangdi, chief executive officer of Bhutan Post Corporation during the ceremony.
The CEO mentioned that fuelled by development in ICTs, globally the postal sector has undergone enormous change in the last couple of decades, and is still changing fast.
“I am happy to submit that Bhutan Post is like-wise moving for- ward, embracing and confronting these new opportunities and challenges, not just to keep pace, but to ensure that we are able to serve the changing needs and tastes of the people of Bhutan well.” He also added “As we do so, the postal museum will add another dimension to our service to nation.”
The CEO said that main objective of the museum is to exhibit and promote Bhutan’s rich culture, tradition and heritage.
More over museum is to tell the story of Bhutan’s progress and development through the lens of the evolution of communications systems in the countrystarting from pre- postal era and the start of modern postal system through telegraphy, wireless and telephony – to present day internet, smart phones and social media.
The spoke person also said that the story is told through anecdotes, artifacts, and the rich assortment of stamps the country has produced over the years. These will be added to regularly in an ongoing process.
As a part of the 60th birth anniversary celebration of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo Jigme Singye Wangchuck Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay inaugurated the 1.5km Dungkar-Bja tunnel at the Punatsangchhu project in Wangdue yesterday. The tunnel, Bhutan’s first highway tunnel, was built by Punatsangchhu- II at a cost of Nu 800 million. The function was also attended by economic affairs minister Norbu Wangchuk, health minister Tandin Wangchuk, and other high level officials.
The chairman of Punatsangchhu hydroelectric project authority Lyonpo Norbu Wangchuk and the managing director of the project R.N, Khazanchi inaugurated the 170 meter Namgyel Zam to traffic. The cantilever bridge, which has been designed to withstand GLOF, leads to Punatsangchhu I power house. It also connects 78 households of Jala, Ula and Ruchekha villages to the national highway.
Earlier in the day Lyonchhen conducted the ground breaking ceremony for the construction of golden Mahseer hatchery at Harachu .Briefing the public of Athang Gewog, Lyonchhen said that he golden Mahseer hatchery is being built and will help support the Punatsangchhu riverine ecosystem and contribute to improving the lives of local residents. In particular, the new bridge being built will connect the villages of Rukha and Lawalamga to the national highway. The total project, which will cost Nu 180 million, is being financed by the two Punatsangchhu hydropower projects.