Bhutan Economic Forum for Innovative Transformation

The second Biennial three-day Bhutan Economic Forum for Innovative Transformation (BEFIT) Summit with the theme ‘Catalyzing Small and Cottage Industries to Drive Bhutan’s Economic Diversification ‘ started today at the Royal Thimphu College.  The UN in Bhutan is a proud partner.

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