Dr. Werner Haring, President of the Pro Bhutan Association has been awarded the Order of Merit Cross 1st Class by the President of the Federal Republic of Germany for outstanding services in the field of humanitarian work in Bhutan.
“Pro Bhutan” is a private German philanthropic association registered in the town of Lörrach, Germany. It was founded in 1992 by retired German Ambassador Harald Nestroy, Executive Chairman of Pro Bhutan and brother-in-law of Dr. Werner Haring.
Dr. Haring, President of Pro Bhutan, is an attorney, and responsible for all legal matters of Pro Bhutan.
Pro Bhutan has funded projects in Bhutan since 1993 in the areas of health, education and culture. Its major projects include the Punakha hospital, the Punakha Bazam, hostels and school buildings for the National Institute for Disabled in Khaling and Wangsel Institute for Hearing Impaired Children in Drukgyel School in Paro as well as seconding of German doctors and other medical personnel.
The Order of Merit was awarded to Dr. Werner Haring by the Mayor of Lörrach city at a special ceremony on 19th June 2017.