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India–Bhutan Trade and Investment Promotion Expo - 2018
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India–Bhutan Trade and Investment Promotion Expo - 2018

  1. The Inaugural event of the ‘Bhutan – India Trade and Investment Promotion Expo’ (BITIPE), 7th Thematic Exhibition on Indian Handicrafts and 4th Agri- Flori Fair 2018 was held on 12th September 2018 near Changlimithang Stadium, Thimphu.
  2. The Expo is a part of the events planned for ‘Golden Jubilee Celebration’ of establishment of formal diplomatic relations between India and Bhutan. The event is organized by Bhutan Chambers of Commerce & Industry (BCCI) and is supported by Embassy of India, Thimphu. This is third business event organized/supported by Embassy of India, Thimphu in the year 2018. H.E. Lyonpo Sonam Tobgay, former Chief Justice and Chairperson for the National Organizing Committee (NOC) for celebration of ‘Golden Jubilee of Establishment of Formal Diplomatic Relations between India and Bhutan’, was the Chief Guest for the event.
  3. Mr S. Koventhan, First Secretary (Eco, & Com,) & HOC and Mrs Nidhi Dhiman, Second Secretary (Edu & Eco.) and other Embassy officials were present at the event. Dasho Zimpon and Dasho Sonam Tshong, Foreign Secretary of Bhutan were also present at the event. Bodoland Regional Apex Weavers & Artisans Co-operation Federation Ltd (BRAWFED) from Assam, India has facilitated the participation of artisans & weavers in this event.
  4. There are a total of 46 Indian exhibitors who are participating in the exhibition which include handloom, handicraft, furniture and electrical items, etc.
  5. On the sidelines of this event, a Thematic Exhibition on Indian Handicrafts is also being held. Over 42 participants from Assam, Meghalaya and other North Eastern states of India are attending this event.
  6. Another event ‘4th Agri-Flori Fair 2018’ with the theme ‘Agriculture for sustainable grow and self – reliance’ is also being organized along with the Expo. Around 16 agro based firms from India are participating in this event.

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