Incubation centres on track: Economic Affairs Minister

Thinley Namgay 

Economic Affairs Minister Loknath Sharma said that the government’s plan of setting up Business Incubation Centres was going well.

This was in response to the Khamdang-Ramjar’s MP Kuenga Loday’s question at the National Assembly on December 4.

Kuenga Loday said that, currently, IT Park at Babesa was creating employment opportunities for youth with various activation schemes but it would benefit the country more if incubation centres were established in the different regions as Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa promised during elections.

“The 30 incubation centres at the Changzamtog colony was not enough,” Lyonpo said.

Lyonpo said that the building of centre at Dhamdum Industrial Park in Samtse was underway which will accommodate 35 startups.

“For the regional balance, the government is opening centre at Gyalpoizhing for 25 startups,” said Lyonpo.

Startup centres have also been established at Gedu College of Business Studies, College of Science and Technology, and College of Natural Resources, Lyonpo said.  “One each at Sherubtse College and Jigme Namgyel Engineering College will begin soon.”

Lyonpo informed the House that the development of industrial estate in Tsirang was also underway.

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