Archive for January, 2011
January 16, 2011
bhutan+partners expands its 2011 activities. Next to the youth and sports program, support to the film industry and the release of its documentary , …86 centimetres by the end of January, bhutan+partners creates b2b networks promoting a sustainable economy in Bhutan and the Netherlands. For this project we support the chambre of commerce and the ministry of economic affairs in Bhutan and interested Dutch companies to develop a common strategy towards energy reduction, “passive” (energy neutral) housing construction and designing carbon emission free cities.
A report on this subject will be posted beginning of February.
A report on
January 11, 2011
During his recent visit to Bhutan Henk de Jong met with representatives of the Bhutan film industry. Bhutan+partners will support film productions houses developing into commercially vibrant enterprises, making films for the domestic as well for the foreign markets. March 2011 an film industry expert will work with Bhutan film makers on a roadmap to success. It is expected that in future Bhutanese films will enter the international film festivals more frequently.
January 11, 2011
De glacial lake outburst flooding doc., produced by bhutan+partners changed it’s title.
The working title of the documentary – Melting Roof, is now …86 centimetres referring to the water level brought down by 370 brave men and women from July – september 2009. Their work reduced the pressure on the moraine dam of Thorthormi glacial lake in the Bhutan Himalayan mountains. By October 2011 the water level should have come down by 5, 5 meters.
The documentary shows us the first success of extensive manual work aimed at preventing Bhutan from a disaster: when the moraine dam of the Thorthormi glacial lake breaks 50 million cubic meters of water will rush down the valleys.
The doc will be released by the end of January 2011. More info: bhutan + partners’s environment page