Bhutan PM identifies waste management and agricultural sector as potential areas of cooperation with Malaysia; Bhutan to have nationwide broadband network by 2012; Nepal’s PM says Nepal-Bhutan relations are “excellent”; SAARC Development Fund launched
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  • Bhutan Prime Minister Jigme Thinley expressed interest in further developing bilateral relationship with Malaysia. Malaysian expertise in waste management and agricultural sector were delineated as potential areas of cooperation.1

    Bhutan’s Department of Information and Technology (DIT) stated that Bhutan will have a nationwide broadband network by 2012. Currently, only five districts - Thimphu, Chukha, Paro, Wangduephodrang and Tsirang are connected with Optical Ground Wires (OPGW).2

    Nepal’s Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal in an interview to Business Bhutan described Nepal-Bhutan relations as “excellent” and emphasised the need for expediting bilateral economic cooperation.3

    SAARC Development Fund, with Thimpu as its permanent secretariat, was officially launched on April 29, 2010. Economic integration and alleviation of poverty are some of the important goals identified for the SDF.4