Protecting Bhutan’s cultural heritage

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A monk learns to use a fire extinguisher hydrant.
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End Poverty in South Asia
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http://blogs.worldbank.org/endpovertyinsouthasia/protecting-bhutan-s-cultural-heritage-0
Author
Dechen Tshering, Barbara Minguez Garcia, James P. Newman
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Regions Term
Summary

Cultural heritage preservation is one of the four pillars of Gross National Happiness, the guiding philosophy of Bhutan’s development. In this context, the Royal Government of Bhutan has made it a priority to sustain both tangible and intangible aspects of its culture.