Another Techpark in Bhutan by 2019

Email

The Ministry of Information and Communications (MoIC) will establish another Techpark by 2019. This is geared towards addressing unemployment in the country through Information and Communications Technology. The plan was highlighted at the 3rd ICT Conference held in the capital on 16 Oct 2017.

 

The Ministry of Information and Communications (MoIC) will establish another Techpark by 2019. This is geared towards addressing unemployment in the country through Information and Communications Technology. The plan was highlighted at the 3rd ICT Conference held in the capital on 16 Oct 2017. 

The Information and Communications Minister DN Dhungyel said that the present Techpark, Thimphu Techpark, has not just become a source of employment but revenue as well. Today, the facility employs more than 800 youth and contributes Nu 180 M to the economy annually. Similarly, the second Techpark is expected to employ 400 youth.

The minister also shared other plans towards improving public service delivery through the use of ICT which include providing satellite services to the Bhutan Broadcasting Service, radio stations and disaster communications by June 2018. The ministry is also in the process of making video conferencing possible for a group of 250 simultaneous users.

The conference this time was organised with the theme “Digital Inclusive Bhutan – Looking ahead to the 12th Five Year Plan.” It focused on the need to improve on accessibility, adoption and application of ICT in the country.

“We are on the verge of developing the 12th Five Year Plan for the ICT sector, so it’s very important that all the ICT officers and associates get together and have our plans ready so that we can first re-access what we have achieved then discuss our future plans on the ICT part,” said Director General of Department of Information and Technology, Jigme Thinlye Namgyal.

The ministry also launched its manual for ICT Professionals at the conference. More than a hundred ICT professionals from different agencies attended the day-long event yesterday.

 

By Tschering Dendup (This article has been edited for the Daily Bhutan)

This article first appeared on BBS.

 

 


Related Posts

Thimphu TechPark aims to attract foreign investment

The main mission of the company is to attract reputed IT/ITES companies from both within Bhutan and around the world to...

Oct 01, 2017 17:37

Entrepreneurship Course Equips Youth with Business Skills

More than 30 out of school youths are learning how to make banana bread, chips, fruit wine and cardamom tea at a basic...

Oct 15, 2017 15:21

Palang Business Grows in Khengkhar

Palang is a wooden container traditionally used to store Ara, a locally brewed alcohol. Locals of Khengkhar in Monggar...

Oct 12, 2017 10:16

Green tea plantation brews good business in Samcholing

After spending 15 years of her life in Thimphu, raising children and trailing her husband, 58-year-old Rinchen decided...

Sep 09, 2017 17:07

What are the entrepreneurship programmes and initiatives...

The Bhutanese government has introduced all kinds of initiatives to promote entrepreneurship. Even school kids are...

Jun 22, 2021 16:37

Latest

News

What are the endangered birds of Bhutan?

Bhutan is home to 26 endangered birds. One of these birds even has its own festival.

Jul 19, 2021 10:35

Removing Bhutan’s import taxes on sanitary products is crucial for period equity

What might elimination of the 30 percent import tax on sanitary supplies mean for Bhutanese citizens?

Jul 12, 2021 10:48

Features

What are the endangered mammals of Bhutan?

Currently, Bhutan is home to nine endangered mammals, with one being critically endangered.

Jul 23, 2021 16:30

All you need to know about De-suups (Guardians of Peace) in Bhutan

Whenever there’s a disaster, trouble, or a need, the guardians of peace are deployed, almost like magic.

Jul 02, 2021 10:35

Business

What are the entrepreneurship programmes and initiatives available in Bhutan?

The Bhutanese government has introduced all kinds of initiatives to promote entrepreneurship. Even school kids are groomed to innovate,...

Jun 22, 2021 16:37

Support authentic Bhutanese handicrafts by local artisans

Whether you are interested in artisanal Bhutanese handicrafts or boutique sourced products with contemporary touch, the incredible...

Mar 25, 2021 12:09

Sports

What are the traditional sports of Bhutan?

The Bhutanese have a variety of traditional sports. Some test your aim and skills, whereas with others, it’s about pure brute strength.

Jul 13, 2021 11:15

What's with the unique archery culture in Bhutan?

In Bhutan, archery is more than just a sport. It is a way of life. The dancing, the singing, the drinking—it is a manifestation of the...

Apr 19, 2021 10:40

Travel

Travel to Bhutan: experience the charm of Paro district

Paro district receives the highest volume of travellers annually. It's also easily one of tourists favourite places in Bhutan.

Jul 14, 2021 11:20

Travel to Bhutan: attractions in the capital of Bhutan, Thimphu

Western Bhutan is the perfect region to learn more about the beautiful kingdom for those who are visiting Bhutan for the first time.

Jun 29, 2021 12:58

Lifestyle

How to identify female or male Bhutanese names?

Organizational Psychologist Joyce E. A. Russell observed, “A person’s name is the greatest connection to their own identity and...

Jul 09, 2021 13:19

Where to satisfy your momo cravings in Thimphu, Bhutan

You can't go wrong with momo. It's almost always the answer to a growling stomach and social events.

Jun 28, 2021 11:20

COVID-19

Bhutan, with a leading vaccination rate in the region, commenced its second vaccination drive

Bhutan's second nationwide vaccination campaign will be held from July 20 - July 26, 2021.

Jul 21, 2021 11:05

Paro International Airport is certified as a safe airport for travellers

Paro International Airport was awarded the Certificate of Accreditation by Airports Council International (ACI).

Jul 16, 2021 17:43

Subscribe to our newsletter

Never miss out on new happenings and news stories!

Download Daily Bhutan Mobile App

Connecting with us just got easier!