257 new projects un­der 2nd SDPC ap­proved

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The Gov­ern­ment of In­dia has ap­proved 257 new projects in the 2nd Bhutan- In­dia small de­vel­op­ment project com­mit­tee ( SDPC) which was held on 19th Novem­ber 2014 at Thimphu.

A to­tal of 303 projects worth 4550 mil­lion have been ap­proved in­clud­ing those of the first batch projects. The re­main­ing Rs.3,950 mil­lion will be pro­grammed in sub­se­quent SDPC meet­ings, ten­ta­tively planned in June or July, 2015 for the 3rd batch projects and De­cem­ber, 2015 for the 4th batch projects

The meet­ing also re­viewed the im­ple­men­ta­tion sta­tus of the 1st batch of SDP projects ap­proved in March 2014 and con­sid­ered the project pro­pos­als sub­mit­ted for the 2nd batch.

Black­top­ping of Ge­wog con­nec­tiv­ity roads, con­struc­tion of farm road, ir­ri­ga­tion chan­nels, sus­pen­sion bridges, wa­ter sup­ply scheme and ad­di­tional fa­cil­i­ties for 12 schools un­der School Re- form Pro­gram were some of the ma­jor projects ap­proved.

With the ap­proval of 257 new projects in the 2nd SDPC meet­ing, a to­tal of 303 projects worth 4550 mil­lion have been ap­proved in­clud­ing those of the first batch projects. The re­main­ing Rs.3,950 mil­lion will be pro­grammed in sub­se­quent SDPC meet­ings, ten­ta­tively planned in June/July, 2015 for the 3rd batch projects and De­cem­ber, 2015 for the 4th batch projects.

The meet­ing stressed the im­por­tance of the projects for the peo­ple of Bhutan and called on all con­cerned sec­tors to en­sure their timely and ef­fec­tive im­ple­men­ta­tion. The leader of the In­dian del­e­ga­tion con­veyed the as­sur­ance of the Am­bas­sador of In­dia, Mr. Gau­tam Bam­bawale that the Gov­ern­ment of In­dia (GoI) would make all re­quired funds avail­able and re­lease them in a timely man­ner for the smooth im­ple­men­ta­tion of the projects. She at the same time con­veyed that the ob­jec­tive of the GoI is to support the de­vel­op­ment pri­or­i­ties of the Royal Gov­ern­ment and the needs of the Bhutanese peo­ple.

The leader of the Bhutanese del­e­ga­tion thanked the GoI for their con­tin­ued support, co­op­er­a­tion and good­will.

The Bhutanese del­e­ga­tion was led by Kinga Singye, Di­rec­tor Gen­eral, Depart­ment of Bi­lat­eral Af­fairs, Min­istry of For­eign Af­fairs and the In­dian del­e­ga­tion by Ms. Nina Tsh­er­ing La, Coun­sel­lor, Em­bassy of In­dia in Thimphu

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