PM meets Thai Special Envoy
Hon\'ble Lyonchhen meets Dr. Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister of India
Lyonchhen with Nepal\'s Prime Minister, H.E. Mr. Sushil Koirala
The Hon’ble Prime Minister Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay with Lyonpo Damcho Dorji and Lyonpo Namgay Dorji has travelled to Gelephu today. Hon’ble Lyonchhen will be attending the Passing Out Parade (POP) at the RBP Training Institute in Jigmeling as the Chief Guest tomorrow morning and will later be holding interactive sessions with the LG leaders, civil servants, corporate employees & business community representatives of Samtenling, Jigmecholing, Gelephu, Sershong, Chuzergang, Umling, Taraythang, Chuzom, Dekiling, Gakiling, Sompangkha and Singye gewogs.
The Third BIMSTEC Summit’s opening ceremony was held at the Myanmar International Convention Center, Nay Pyi Taw today. H.E. U Thein Sein, President of the Republic of Myanmar welcomed the Leaders of the BIMSTEC member nations and said that BIMSTEC is directed towards bringing a harmonious and cooperative growth among its member states.
Later, signing of the two MoAs and a MoU took place; the Memorandum of Association on the Establishment of the BIMSTEC Permanent Secretariat, the Memorandum of Association on the Establishment of a BIMSTEC Centre for Weather and Climate, and the Memorandum of Understanding on the Establishment of the BIMSTEC Cultural Industries Commission (BCIC) and BIMSTEC Cultural Industries Observatory (BCIO).
The signing ceremony concluded with the handing of the signed documents to the BIMSTEC Ministers and the Thailand Special Envoy by H.E. U Wunna Maung Lwin, Union Minister for Foreign Affairs of Myanmar.
On the sidelines of the Summit, the Prime Minister, Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay meets the Indian Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh and Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Leader of the Opposition, Myanmar today.
The Prime Minister Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay launched the Mahindra e2o at Hotel Tashi Taj, Thimphu yesterday.
During the event, Lyonchhen said that the launch of Mahindra e2o, a zero emission electric vehicle, marks the future of sustainable and effective transport system in Bhutan.
“Mahindra, being so well established, has showcased a vibrant leadership in sustainable transport today. I am very glad that Bhutan has had the opportunity to be a platform for showcasing electric mobility, a proven form of transport,” Lyonchhen spoke at the occasion.
“The distances are short, the energy is cheaper than the rest of the world and we’re willing to subsidize EVs. We have the political and the public will, which translates to an outpouring support to make this electrical initiative successful. We want Bhutan to succeed and I thank Mahindra for allowing Bhutan to succeed,” Lyonchhen said during the launch.
The Mahindra Group also signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Royal Government of Bhutan yesterday at the Gyalyong Tshogkhang. The signing of the MoU is expected to promote the usage of EVs in Bhutan toward an effective transport system, environmental conservation and sustainable development. Mahindra will also be assisting Bhutan in setting up charging infrastructure network for EVs across the nation.