Trade, investment promotion expo display local products
The Bhutan – India Trade and Investment Promotion Expo (BITIPE) organized four-day exhibition on Bhutanese and Indian handicrafts to display their products all under one roof at Changlimithang parking space in Thimphu. The expo culminated on 16 September.
The expo aimed at encouraging business tie-ups between the local and international entrepreneurs, and to promote trade and investments opportunities through B2B meet and one to one interactions.
The expo features local textiles, arts, handicraft products, agriculture related tools and many more.
To understand some of the traditions, the expo is a unique opportunity for visitors to Bhutan, as well as the Bhutanese to witness various products and services from the lo- cal entrepreneurs.
The event also saw a fourth Agri-Flori Fair themed ‘Agriculture for sustainable grow and self – reliance' which included farm machineries, food processing and packaging machinery, meat processing and packaging technologies among others.
With a display of new and high tech plants machinery, it was expected to enhance agriculture productivity to attain food self-sufficiency and promote food security in the country.
BITIPE which is seventh in the series was said to be bigger and better compared to the previous years. The event was encouraged by the success of preceding expos and saw wider and better qualitative handicraft products on display.
The expo has been consistent in providing successful platforms to promote the locally produced Bhutanese goods and services to the domestic market and international visitors.
The expo was also to treasure ‘Golden Jubilee Celebration' of establishment of formal diplomatic relations between Bhutan and India.
A total of 118 companies from Bhutan and India participated in the expo of which 46 were Indian exhibitors from Assam, Meghalaya and other North Eastern states.
The participants from India displayed handloom, handicraft, furniture and electrical items, bamboo products from Assam among others.
The event was organized by Bhutan Chambers of Commerce and Industry with supported by Embassy of India, Thimphu. Lyonpo Sonam Tobgay, former Chief Justice inaugurated the expo.
BITIPE is the largest annual event that brings together both local and international exhibitors with a range of products and services.
The expo was also to treasure ‘Golden Jubilee Celebration’ of establishment of formal diplomatic relations between Bhutan and India