Staff Reporter

To combat the Covid-19 pandemic, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) donated 4,000 face masks and 1,000 face shields for frontline workers of Department of Air Transport and Road Safety and Transport Authority.

JICA Bhutan Office Chief Representative, Kozo Watanabe, handed the consignment to Information and Communications Minister Karma Donnen Wangdi in Thimphu yesterday.

The Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) handed yesterday was a part of the project for the development of a business continuity plan (BCP) for disaster control.  

Lyonpo Karma Donnen Wangdi thanked the JICA for consignments and said that Japan has always been one of the important development partners of Bhutan. Kozo Watanabe said that JICA appreciated the contribution of the frontline workers amid the pandemic. 

Lyonpo and Kozo Watanabe also discussed a project proposal for ‘health data

analytics’ to set up a health data bank, medical data bank, and bio data bank. 

Edited by Tshering Palden