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Modi to inaugurate hydroelectric plant in Bhutan

Published: August 12, 2019 17:41:36 | Updated: August 19, 2019 10:54:02

Modi to inaugurate hydroelectric plant in Bhutan

THIMPHU, Aug 12: Of the many milestone activities that would take place during the visit of Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi this week, the 720MW Mangdechhu hydroelectric plant will be inaugurated, report agencies

Indian Prime Minister Modi will arrive in Bhutan on August 17 for a two-day state visit on the invitation of Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering.

Upon his arrival, the Prime Minister will receive an audience with His Majesty The King and His Majesty The Fourth King in Thimphu. In the morning, PM Modi is expected to visit Simtokha dzong on his way from Paro international airport, where he would offer prayers and plant a tree sapling in the premises of the dzong.

Opposition leader Pema Gyamtsho (PhD) will also call-on the Prime Minister.   

After the Royal audience, PM Lotay Tshering will hold a meeting with PM Modi. The two Prime Ministers will then proceed to the Gyalyong Tshogkhang (National Assembly Hall) where they would inaugurate and launch multiple programmes.

Following the inauguration of the Mangdechhu plant, Dr Lotay Tshering and PM Modi will jointly launch a postal stamp commemorating five decades of Bhutan-India hydropower cooperation.


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