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Bhutan Times - - Front Page - Deki Lhadon

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.

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