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  • PM Modi, Bhutanese PM Lotay Tshering jointly inaugurated 720 Megawatt Mangdechu hydroelectric plant in Thimphu

    Published on August 17, 2019

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bhutanese counterpart Dr. Lotay Tshering today jointly inaugurated the 720 Megawatt Mangdechu hydroelectric plant in Thimphu. This is the fourth plant built by India in Bhutan.

    They also inaugurated the Ground Earth Station of South Asian Satellite, developed by Indian Space Research Organization. The first phase of Rupay card was also launched. E-plaque of the interconnection between India’s National Knowledge Network E and Druk REN of Bhutan was also unveiled on this occasion.

    India and Bhutan also signed 10 Memorandum of Understanding in science, technology, engineering and maths and judicial sectors. Three MoUs were inked between Royal University of Bhutan and IITs of Mumbai, Kanpur, Delhi and NIIT, Silchar.

    In the judicial sector, the MoUs were signed between National Law University, Bengaluru and Jigney Singhey School of Law and another between National Judicial Academy of Bhopal and National Legal Institute of Bhutan.

    An MoU was also signed on aircraft accident and incident investigation between the two countries. For the cooperation in the space sector, ISRO signed an MoU with the Department of IT and Telecommunications of Bhutan. Prime Minister Modi also released a commemorative stamp to mark the 50 years of hydropower cooperation.