Bhutan seeks India’s support to build toilets

Published on May 24 2009 // Main News

Thimphu, May 24, 2009: Bhutan, which rests heavily on India for development, has now sought from this largest democracy to build toilets in the capital city. 

The government invited the Indian NGOs in the field of sanitation Sulabh International to a five-day sanitation symposium ended Saturday in Thimphu seeking support for constructing toilet complexes in the country.

The government expects that toilet complexes will help streamline sanitation system in capital and other parts of the country.

Chief of the NGO Bindeshwar Pathak attended the symposium to discuss with senior government officials for launching an intensive sanitation campaign. The NGO has already built one such toiled in Thimphu.

Speaking at the symposium Education Minister Thakur Singh Powdyel said government invited the NGO to create awareness among students and people about the importance of sanitation and expressed hope to utilize the expertise of Sulabh for country’s benifit.