The Agency for Promotion of Indigenous Crafts would be conducting the ground breaking ceremony for the construction of Royal Craft Village on 15th May 2015 at 2.30 PM at Zamdongthang (present truck parking). The pre-sanctified Sachhu Bumter will be installed at the site in the presence of the Hon’ble Tengay Lyonpo (MoEA) and the High Officials from the Embassy of India.

The overall budget for the project is Nu.180 million and is funded by Government of India under Project Tied Assistance (PTA) of the 11th Five year Plan.

The Royal Craft Village after the completion will be a landmark bringing in variety of the Bhutanese traditional architecture and building typology which will provide platform for rural artisans and craft vendors to showcase and sell variety of traditional arts and crafts produced within the country.

Attached is the programme detail for the day.

Thanking You,

Sincerely Yours’,

(LamKezang Chhoephel)


Program for the ground breaking ceremony

Chief Guest: Hon’ble Lyonpo, Ministry of Economic Affairs

Venue: Zamdongthang (current Truck Parking)

Date: Friday, 15th May, 2015

Master of Ceremony: Manager, PIDU

Time Agenda
02:15 pm Arrival of Guests
02:30 pm Arrival of Chief Guest
02:40 pm Zhu Drey
02:50 pm Marchang
03:15 pm Opening Remarks by CEO, APIC
03:25 pm Installing of ‘Sa chho bum ter’/Ground breaking Ceremony
03: 40 pm Address by Chief Guest
03:50 pm Address by Representative from GoI
04:00 pm Vote of Thanks by Manager, CCBD
04:05 pm Refreshments to be served


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