An exhibition centre, built at a cost of Nu 6.85 million (M), that will display local products was inaugurated in Changzamtog, Thimphu, yesterday.
The centre is expected to promote construction materials, plumbing, electrical, handicraft items and agro products, that have been manufactured or grown in Bhutan, according to an economic affairs ministry press release.
It is also expected to help local producers market their goods and produce for both the local and international market.
One of the main objectives is to reduce imports of goods that are already produced locally.
The centre will invite producers and manufacturers to give talks and presentations to promote their products. Workshops and other kinds of gatherings will also be arranged at the exhibition centre.
Nu 4.6M was spent to construct the centre, while Nu 2.1M was spent on furniture, and Nu 150,000 on equipment.
Two employees have been provided by the trade department.
The centre was constructed on the instructions of Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay following a request from the business community.
Economic affairs minister Lekey Dorji inaugurated the exhibition centre