Six patrolling cars handed over to RBP by Japan
Ahanding taking ceremony for six community police patrol cars for the com- munity Police Centres in Thimphu was held last Thursday at the Royal Bhutan Police Headquarters, Thimphu. The six patrol cars were procured through the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Projects (GGP), Government of Japan. The patrol cars were handed by Mr. Yasuhisa Kawamura, Min- ister and Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Japan in New Delhi on behalf of the Government of Japan to Additional Chief of Police, Royal Bhutan Police Colonel Chimi Dorji. The ceremony was attended by representatives from the Embassy of Japan in India, JICA office, Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs, Gross National Happiness Commission, local government leaders and officers of the Royal Bhutan Police. The project cost amounting to US$ 78,969 provides six patrol cars to the six community police centres in Thimphu and is aimed at delivering prompt police services to the communities, fostering positive police public relationship and heightening the sense of safety and security in the communities. The Government of Japan hopes that six patrol cars provided through this project will contribute towards making Thimphu city safe and secure for people to live and further enhance the bonds of friendship and cooperation between Japan and Bhutan.