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Corporate Social Responsibility

CSR 2015

Druk Green continues to support the local communities in the vicinity of the power plants through a number of its Corporate Social Responsibility activities. In many of the power plants, Druk Green has established basic amenities such as schools, hospitals and community centers including Lhakhangs. Druk Green also provides school bus facilities, access to its ECCD centers and garbage collection facilities, and conducts annual religious activities for the benefit of Druk Green as well as the local communities. Druk Green further continues to support its “Being Green Initiatives” through plantation of trees, greening of its surroundings, and creating awareness on social and environmental issues that confront the hydropower sector.

Apart from the funds provided through budget allocation for such CSR activities, Druk Green employees also contribute generously to the funds and provide voluntary services. During 2015, Druk Green employees additionally contributed towards celebrating the 60th Birth Anniversary of the Fourth Druk Gyalpo, and to the Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund.

CSR 2014

Druk Green spent over Nu. 8.379 million for the construction and renovation of religious monuments; providing support to schools, institutions, and environmental causes; contributing to the socially disadvantaged sections of society; and other such causes. This include contribution to the Royal University of Bhutan of Nu. 1.83 million for addressing shortage of faculty and Nu. 1.7 million to Creative University network, and Nu. 3.652 million in performing annual drupchen at Chhukha. The employees of Druk Green also generously contribute to funding many of the activities undertaken under CSR.

CSR 2013

In our continued effort toward building a better nation, Druk Green spent over Nu. 1.74 million for the construction and renovation of religious monuments; providing support to schools and environmental causes; contributing to the socially disadvantaged sections of society; and other such causes. The employees of Druk Green also generously contribute to funding many of the activities undertaken under Corporate Social Responsibility.

Community Service for the youth

Two students, Leki Khandu and Rinchen Yangzom, from Joenkhar Community Primary School in Sakteng, Trashigang, are supported by Druk Green as a part of our CSR.

These two siblings are economically disadvantaged, living with their mother who was not in a position to support their education related expenses. Druk Green decided to support these two children in the form of school fees, school uniforms, books and stationeries, and other miscellaneous costs including travel expenses.

Nu. 30,000 have been spent on their school necessities so far. Druk Green has been supporting them since 2011.

Druk Green also supported a student from Royal Thimphu College in Thimphu. The student, Tashi Dhendup, studied at RTC from 2010-2013, and his tuition fees of Nu. 421,250 was borne by Druk Green from its staff welfare fund.

Floodlighting at Changlimithang

Flood-LightingAs a part of promotion of sports, the Royal Government of Bhutan (RGoB) desired to upgrade the facilities and infrastructures at the Changlimithang Stadium in Thimphu, which provides sporting activities for archery, cricket and football. The government desired for a floodlighting system.

Thus, Druk Green was directed to coordinate the project.

RGoB had planned to provide proper lighting facilities at the Stadium since 2006-07. After many studies were completed, the cost involved in installing such lighting system was found to be very high because of which the project couldn’t be materialised.

Following the visit of Mr Ratan Tata to Bhutan in February 2010, the subject of Tata Group assisting Bhutan was taken up. Tata Power Company Limited of India agreed to undertake the project as a Corporate Social Responsibility, thereby bearing the full expense of installing the floodlights at the Changlimithang stadium and provided it to Bhutan as a grant.

For the same, Memorandum of Understanding was signed between Druk Green Power Corporation Limited, Bhutan Olympic Committee (BOC) and Tata Power Company Limited on July 26, 2011.

Tata Power contracted the work to Bajaj Electricals Limited, India. Druk Green was entrusted to co-ordinate between Tata Power and RGoB for pursuing this project and other projects of common interest to RGoB and the Tata Group.

Total cost of installing the four 2 KW lighting fixtures at the stadium by Tata Power amounted to Rs. 13.23 million, which included procurement of goods from India like high masts, poles, luminaries, lamps, cables, main lighting panels, control gear racks, and all associated accessories. It also includes transportation charges, spares and performing other services.

Druk Green, in coordinating with BOC, Bhutan Power Corporation Limited, RGoB and other government departments and agencies, was to arrange for 415 volts, 3-phase, 4 core supply from the substation to the base of every high mast for the football ground, and 451 volts, 3-phase, 4 core supply from the substation to the feeder pillar for the archery range, including alignment of storm water drain around the football ground.

Druk Green supervised the flood lighting work carried out by the contractor. Druk green was also required to divert or remove any drains, cables and underground and above ground obstacles which may cause hindrance for the execution of the project.

Total cost of services rendered by Druk Green in carrying out the underground power supply networking works for the complete lighting system accrued to Nu. 1.38 million.

The floodlighting work was completed in 2011.