Signing Ceremony of Exchange of Notes under the Japanese Grant Aid for the Project for Reconstruction of Bridges on Primary National Highway No.4

cimg0299 cimg0337Ambassador  V.  Namgyel   of  Bhutan  to  Japan  and  Ambassador   Kenji Hiramatsu  of Japan  to  Bhutan  signed  the Exchange of Notes  under the Japanese Grant Aid ‘The Project for Reconstruction  of Bridges on Primary National  Highway  No.4’  on 16  December  2016  in New  Delhi.  The grant which  amounts  to  2,156  million  Yen will  fund  the  reconstruction   of four bridges on Primary National Highway No.4.

Speaking at the signing  ceremony  held at the Japanese  Embassy  in New Delhi, Ambassador  Namgyel conveyed the appreciation  of the Royal Government of Bhutan to the Government of Japan for its steadfast support and generous assistance to Bhutan’s development. He said that this project will greatly benefit the people  of Central Bhutan which in turn will facilitate towards achieving balanced socio-economic development throughout the country.

Ambassador Namgyel conveyed the deep appreciation of the Royal Government and people of Bhutan to the Government  and people of Japan for their continued assistance and friendship.

With the signing of the Exchange of Notes in New Delhi, the Grant Aid agreement for the project will now be signed between Secretary, Gross National Happiness  Commission  and Chief  Representative,  JICA Bhutan Office in Thimphu.