PM met with Dr. Anisuzzaman Chowdhury, Director of Statistics Division, ESCAP

LFYLyonchhen Tshering Tobgay met with Dr. Anisuzzaman Chowdhury, Director of Statistics Division, ESCAP at the Gyalyong Tshogkhang this morning.

Dr. Chowdhury was accompanied by Mr. Christopher Ryan, Regional Advisor of the Statistics Division and Ms. Maria Misovicova, Officer In-charge, Partnership and Resource Mobilization Section, Programme and Partnership Division of ESCAP.

Dr. Chowdhury commended on the rich cultural heritage and Bhutan’s conscious attempt to preserve it. He said that Bhutan’s efforts are exemplary in this field and being open to new ideas, and at the same time being inhibited by a very acute sense of ownership and national pride has delivered very well.

The team reported that they have been involved in vigorous discussions on the National Statistics Systems at the strategy and policy levels, and assessment of the entire system. Lyonchhen said that proper statistics on literacy, health and poverty were some of the current priorities. Lyonchhen also inquired on the possibility of providing trainings/internships for fellow Bhutanese by their division. The director conveyed that they would be working on it and would be submitting a report soon.

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