The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given the approval for signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between India and Bhutan on technical cooperation in the field of capacity building, bench marking and bilateral exchange in infrastructure engineering.
The MoU will provide an Umbrella for educational, scientific & technical research and environment protection which are also stated aim of the India-Bhutan foundation established in August 2003. The MoU is in furtherance of Article 2,7 and 8 of the India-Bhutan friendship treaty signed in 2007. It will also help Central Public Works Department (CPWD), a construction major under the Urban Development Ministry, to gain experience in construction of roads on hills in J&K, HP, Uttarakhand and various States of the northeast region. The CPWD also expects to garner some road construction projects in Bhutan.
India and Bhutan have a long standing diplomatic, economic and cultural relation with each other. In 2014, when Mr. Narendra Modi has visited Bhutan and both the countries agreed to continue close coordination and cooperation in areas related to their national interests. Apart from that there is already ongoing Hydro Power Cooperation projects between the two countries which provide an exemplary template for mutual cooperation.
Extra Info :
Capital : Thimphu
Currencies : Bhutanese ngultrum, Indian rupee
So let’s discuss some questions related to this post which can be asked in the upcoming exams :
1. Name the country, which has signed the MoU with India on technical cooperation in the field of capacity building, bench marking and bilateral exchange in infrastructure engineering ?
2. What is the capital of Bhutan ?
3. In which year, India and Bhutan friendship treaty was signed ?
Courtesy : PTI News