LyonchhenTshering Tobgay is on a working visit to Japan at the invitation of the Government of Japan. Today he had a meeting with H.E. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and held wide ranging discussions on bilateral relations, on regional and international issues of mutual interest and concern.
Addressing the members assembled for the event, Lyonchhen reiterated that the performance agreements signed between the Prime Minister and the respective agencies meant that the Government lead by Prime Minister himself would fully support the performance agreement which is comprised of a defined set of objectives, mandates and agreed set of targets to be accomplished within a year’s time
Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay launched the Guaranteed Employment Programme (GEP) at Nazhoen Pelri today.
Lyonchhen, while addressing the gathering, urged the job seekers to make a will to do any kind of work available in any part of the country. Unemployment, as stated by Lyonchhen, is mostly created due to preference of job seekers to work in urban areas and government agencies, whereas many outsiders have to be hired as only few nationals are interested to work in private firms and construction industries.
Lyonchhen outlined the importance of National Self-Reliance and connected how the willingness of Bhutanese people: to do any type of work, grow their own food and construct their own homes can contribute toward achieving the goal.
The GEP is a part of the program initiated by RGoB to address the unemployment issue. It was launched on 25 June 2014, with aims to achieve full employment and tackle unemployment in the country.
The gathering, which largely consisted of job seekers and interested employers in the Nazhoen Pelri Hall, were told that there are sufficient jobs available in the country and the government would give the best support to seek and provide jobs to the youth. Lyonchhen declared that there are large prospects and job opportunities in construction industries, agriculture, tourism and hospitality.