The Indian ambassador to Bhutan, Gautam Bambawale attended the event to distribute utility vans to representatives of 24 central schools across the country in Phuentsholing yesterday.
Each representative received a utility van in Xenon XTs (Hilux). The utility vehicle distribution is one of the many components of the development of central schools in the country that started early this year.
Imported by Samden Vehicles in Phuentsholing, the cost of a Xenon Hilux is about Nu 800,000, education ministry officials said.
Meanwhile, a total of 21 school buses will also arrive soon with some already having reached Phuentsholing. The cost of a bus is Nu 1.5 million, officials said.
The Government of India (GoI) is funding the central school development project. In total, GoI is funding 49 central schools across the country with Nu 4.3 billion in the 11th Plan.