Under the wise & far-sighted leadership of our Hon’ble Chairman, Dasho Ugen Dorji, the organizations under Lhaki has risen from humble beginning to greater heights over the past three decades. Having made its mark in diverse areas of Mining, Construction, Trading, and Manufacturing, Lhaki is a name to reckon not only in Bhutan but also in neighboring countries of India, Bangladesh and Nepal. This was possible through the noble vision of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo, which has broadened the scope of Bhutan’s economic growth through industrialization, development of private entrepreneurship and promotion of foreign trade.
Amongst others, one of the primary needs was to establish cement industry to ensure self-sufficiency in meeting requirements for development of infrastructure and meet soaring demand of construction materials. It was under this initiative that Lhaki Cement industry was established in 1992. Since then, Lhaki Cement has continued to contribute to the nation building by supplying quality cement to both projects and private constructions. In the arena of extraction and production, the compliance on the impact on environment has received topmost consideration and has been within the regulatory norms applied. Subsequently, Jigme Mining Corporation Limited (JMCL) in partnership with some potential Bhutanese investors was established in 2005 with sole mining rights received from the Royal Government. Consequently, Jigme Industries Private Limited (JIPL) a subsidiary company of JMCL was assigned to take up the processing of dolomite into chips of various sizes and powder for marketing to neighboring countries of India and Bangladesh.
Having established the core competence of organizations under Lhaki, Dasho Ugyen Dorji then promoted Lhaki Steels and Rolling Private Limited in 2006; the largest integrated steel plant producing billets and TMT re-bars through FDI undertaking. Further, the Hon’ble Chairman ventured into Tourism business in collaboration with some investor and established Bhutan Tourism Corporation Limited (BTCL), and at the same time also created chain of hotels like the Hotel Phuentsho Pelri & Hotel Lhaki (the most preferred accommodations by the tour & travel agents) in Thimphu and Phuentsholing respectively. New Edge Technologies is Lhaki’s latest venture into IT business.
I, as the Vice-Chairman of Lhaki organizations, am managing the operations and earnestly look forward in fulfilling the noble vision underlined by the Hon’ble Chairman through allocation of resources most efficiently without compromising the impact on environment, encouraging participatory management and ensuring proper accountability to customers and stakeholders.
Since the human capital brings in all the success we value greatly their participation and not only encourage active involvement of employees but also engage them at all levels in problem solving. The development of leadership skills and empowering of employees at all levels for proper responsibility & accountability is enhanced by providing tailor made trainings.