Bhutan: Spatial planning & GIS coordination central to 12th 5-year Plan

In what could be taking the method of infrastructure planning to the next level, GIS will be used in the 12th Plan. That means any government agencies making plans for infrastructure development will need to inform the National Land Commission (NLC), the custodian of GIS. 

“GIS is important for the preparation of the 12th Five Year Plan,” Lyonchoen Tshering Tobgay said speaking at the first ever National Geo-Conference in Thimphu on December 15th. He said coordination among agencies in using GIS for planning activities was a major problem in the past and the conference is critical for Bhutan as GIS is important. 

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