With most of its population still engaged in agriculture, Bhutan seeks to focus on agribusinesses. At present, agriculture in Bhutan still consists largely of farming and animal husbandry at a subsistence level. There is tremendous opportunity to introduce new agribusinesses and expand existing ones through innovation and the promotion of 'Brand Bhutan'.
Alternative Building Materials
With rapid increase in demand for construction materials and with the aim to reduce dependence on construction materials (such as timber), DHI is seeking partners to manufacture alternative building materials in Bhutan.
DHI is exploring the possibility of investing in Ecotourism projects within the country to hedge the seasonality of tourism in Bhutan. Given the country‚Äôs pristine environment and biodiversity, the protected areas (national parks, wildlife sanctuaries, and natural corridors) in Bhutan are considered ideal to set up ecotourism infrastructure.
Energy Intensive Industries
Availability of clean, green and competitively priced power in the region along with other potential minerals makes Bhutan an attractive place for investment in Energy Intensive Industries. DHI is looking at the possibility of setting up energy intensive industries in collaboration with foreign investors.
Based on the availability of surplus clean and green electricity at the lowest rates in the region, Bhutan is seeking to develop ICT and data centre related businesses.