Economic Development

The post of Economic Development Officer (EDO) was created by the RCSC and the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MoEA) in January 2019. On 1st February, nine EDOs were placed in nine Dzongkhags, including one in Chhukha.


The Economic Development Sector will primarily be responsible for promotion of any form of economic development activity in the Dzongkhag under the permitted laws of the country. The sector will promote agri-business, serve as the focal person for identification and development of tourism in the Dzongkhag and also serve as the Focal Person for Priority Sector Lending (PSL) scheme among others.


The sector will initiate and identify business opportunities in agriculture and different sectors and will actively involve youth to take up business activities and to generate employment. The EDO of the Dzongkhag is Sangay Thinley and prior to joining the sector, he worked for 11 years as the Sr. Research Officer at the Centre for Bhutan Studies in Thimphu. He can be contacted ANY TIME by call or SMS at his cell phone number 1745-6660. You can also email him at sthinley@moea.gov.bt or add him on his WeChat sthinley4016 to leave voice messages.