The much awaited moment finally arrived on the 20th of july 2017. Prime Minister of Bhutan His Excellency Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay together with the Professor Neil Gershenfeld , Director of Massachusetts Institute of Techonology, Hon´ble Koji Yamada, Chief Representative of Japan International Cooperation Angency, Representatives from Education Ministry, Representative from Labour Ministry, Representative from Mnistry of economic affairs, several representative from civil society of Bhutan – Bhutan Toilet Organisation , Bhutan Green Road, makers community Dumba 3_D works, rural and business communities have all gathered to officially launched the flagship fablab Bhutan.
Prime Minister of Bhutan His Excellency Tshering Tobgay shared his appreciation and the goal to have Fablab in 20 districts of Bhutan as well as every ecentral schools throughout Bhutan. Prime Minister also stated his concern. He exemplified that in rural villages, kids make their own toys but in urban places the availability of ready made toys seem to kill creativity in children .”I was concerned that we might lose it but the answer in Bhutan now is Fablab where ideas can be translated into reality”
Hon´ble Koji Yamada (JICA Chief Representative of Japan) shared his amazement over having seen Bhutan finally having it´s flagship Fablab and a dream come true. He stated,” What i can do from now on is to mobilize the whole JICA fraternities to make full use of the Fablab Bhutan as potential users and to prepare for the second and third Fablabs in the rural towns in Bhutan before i complete my assignment and leave the country.”
Fablab Bhutan would sincerely like to thank- Team fablab from other
-Central Monk body,
-Hotel Pedling for the catering and finally Doeger Phuensum for your assistance throughout the inauguration ceremony.
thank you all of you for making it a memorable one.