Priority Sector for FDI in Bhutan

The sectors open for investments are manufacturing and services. These shall be governed by project specific agreements (if any) and sector specific policies, standards and procedures. Following two tables lists the priority areas in manufacturing and services under FDI which shall be fast tracked for approval and clearances. Priority in Manufacturing: Sl No. Sector Minimum …

Investment Climate

The World Bank’s in its Investment Climate Assessment on Bhutan in 2010 has assessed Bhutan as being in a more favourable position than other South Asian countries. The investment climate in Bhutan is characterized by good progress in human development, good governance, stable political and very low-corruption environment and good labour productivity. Also the education …

Investment Opportunities

Mines and Minerals Bhutan has mapped and prospected only about 33% of the country in 1:50,000 scale. Past exploration has confirmed reserves of industrial minerals like limestone, dolomite, gypsum, quartzite, graphite, talc etc and metallic minerals like tungsten, lead-zinc and copper. There is potential for further discovery of minerals in the unexplored parts of the …

Bhutan – Country Background

Land Area 38,394 sq. km Forest Cover 70.5 % Population 2012 (Projected) 720,679.00 Population Growth Rate 1.3% Density of population 18.91 people per sq. km Capital Thimphu Main cities (map attached) Thimphu (The capital) Punakha (The old capital) Samdrup Jongkhar (One of the most important trading town for eastern districts of Bhutan) Trongsa (Bhutan’s most …

ACTIVITIES DELEGATED TO REGIONAL TRADE AND INDUSTRY OFFICE: PROCESS FOR APPROVAL AND LICENSING DIRECTLY WITH RESPECTIVE RTIO

ACTIVITIES DELEGATED TO REGIONAL TRADE AND INDUSTRY OFFICE:  PROCESS FOR APPROVAL AND LICENSING DIRECTLY WITH RESPECTIVE RTIO Sl# Activity Clearance required Exempted clearance 1 Assembling of Solar, mobile phones, household electronics Not required Environment clearance exempted 2 Astrological services Not required 3 Bill collection services Not required 4 Building repair and maintenance services (Plumbing, cleaning, …

Priority Sector Lending (PSL), Bhutan

Agri Cottage and Small Industries activities delegated to RTIO for Approval and Licensing only for Priority Sector Lending applications. Non-Agri Cottage and Small Industries licenses to be processed through Department of Industry, MoEA, Thimphu, Bhutan). 1 Agricultural Crops Clearances Remarks 1.1 Cereals: rice, buckwheat, maize and quinoa Clearance from Department of Agriculture and location clearance Environment …