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Country Overview_Bhutan

Country Overview_Bhutan

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UKP South Asia workshop
UKP South Asia workshop

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Urbanization and Challenges in South AsianCountriesCountry Overview Presentationon Bhutan
by 
Mr. Kinlay Dorjee, Hon’ble Mayor, Thimphu Municipality 
 
Mr. Kinzang Norbu, Director, Department of Human Settlement 
Ms Lhaden Pem, Chief Planning Officer, MoWHS20 
th
to 21
st 
March 2012, Colombo
 
1. Background
Country’s Development Vision are: Peace,
Prosperity and Happiness
Recognizes unique challenges of rapid demographictransition from a subsistence rural economy to anurban society. Hence rapid urbanization @ 7.3%
Estimated that by 2020, 70% of population will livein urban areas.
 
2. Strategic Framework of Happiness throughUrban Development
Must be prepared to meet the challenges posed by rapidurbanization
The challenges must be met by measures that respond
imaginatively to both “push” and “pull” factor.
Possess an economic base that establishes conditions for self sustaining growth.
Can be developed with minimum damage to theenvironment

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