a philanthropic, charitable association dedicated to active development
assistance to the Himalaya Kingdom of Bhutan

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the people of Bhutan, the most fascinating Kingdom in the Himalayas, in the fields of health, education of blind and hearing-impaired children and conservation of cultural heritage.

» Short List of our projects 1993 - 2017

“Pro Bhutan”, a private German philanthropic association, is recognized by and registered with the German tax authority (Finanzamt) of the town of Loerrach, Germany, under nr. 11007/14978, SG 02/02 as a non-profit association. Since 1993, we plan and execute, on a turn-key basis, the construction of buildings in the health, education and culture sectors.

» Our Projects
We finance our projects with the help of donations from generous private donors and other humanitarian partners. After handing over the buildings to the Royal Bhutanese Government, the competent Bhutanese institutions make use of them in an exemplary way for the benefit of the people in need of the respective services.

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Video on our projects

Experience our projects in the context of some beautiful aspects of Bhutan. It takes about 45 minutes, but we trust you shall not regret the time spent.

  Quick Contact

H. N. Nestroy
German Ambassador (rtd)
Executive Chairman of
Pro Bhutan Association

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Inquiries as to Practical Training, Voluntary Work:
more and more students, in particular of medicine, approach „Pro Bhutan“ asking assistance to be accepted for a period of practical training in the Punakha Hospital or in other institutions in Bhutan.

The same holds for good minded persons etc. offering their voluntary work either in the Punakha hospital or in other, particularly in social fields.

It is with great regret that “Pro Bhutan” is not in a position to help. Any person interested should approach the Royal Government directly, may be first searching in the government portal:

» www.bhutan.gov.bt or the web site of the Ministry of Health: » www.health.gov.bt

In any case, it may be mentioned that the chances for permission for any short term training or voluntary work in Bhutan are very reduced.


  Special reports

“The Coronation of H.M. Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck,
5th King of Bhutan or Druk Gyalpo (Dragon King) in the Punakha Dzong on 1. November 2008”
» PDF report

The new Cantilever Bridge of Punakha in the Kingdom of Bhutan
10th May, 2008
» PDF report

"Bhutan, the Himalayan Kingdom, sandwiched between India and China". See lecture presented by Harald N. Nestroy, German Ambassador (rtd.), to the members of the Royal Society for Asian Affairs, London
» Essay as PDF