The Na­tional Assem­bly launches its new web­site

Bhutan Times - - Front Page - SONAM PEN­JOR & PEMA THIN­LEY

To ac­cess and to view the Par­lia­ment ses­sion live , Na­tional Assem­bly launched new bilin­gual web­site and Strate­gic De­vel­op­ment Plan (2014-2018) on 14th Jan­uary in the Cap­i­tal, funded by UNDP.

Dur­ing the launched of the web­site, Na­tional Assem­bly Speaker, Jigme Zangpo said that new web­site will be very ef­fec­tive and more over feed­back can be given through the new web­site.

“It will re­in­force the democ­racy in Bhutan as peo­ple can speak out their ideas, it will be in both Dzongkha and English,” said the speaker.

The speaker said that the gov­ern­ment agen­cies can share their feed­back and it will also help us to main­tain trans­parency and ac­count­abil­ity.

UN Res­i­dent Rep­re­sen­ta­tive, Ms Christina Carl­son, said that the launch of Strate­gic De­vel­op­ment Plan (2014-2018) will di­rect Na­tional Assem­bly for the next four years to strengthen and pro­mote democ­racy in Bhutan.

“NA web­site prof­fer a room to make vi­brant democ­racy in Bhutan through peo­ple’s par­tic­i­pa­tion,” said Ms Carl­son.

The UN Res­i­dent Rep­re­sen­ta­tive con­grat­u­lated the Na­tional Assem­bly on the oc­ca­sion and con­veyed that the new web­site and the Strate­gic De­vel­op­ment Plan re­flect the strong co­op­er­a­tion shared by the UNDP and the Na­tional Assem­bly of Bhutan.

With the web­site, the NA sec­re­tariat can also in­form to Mem­bers of Par­lia­ment (MPs) through SMS on other any ac­tiv­i­ties.

Ac­cord­ing to the Strate­gic De­vel­op­ment Plan (2014-2018) states that the first strate­gic ob­jec­tive is to strengthen the in­sti­tu­tional ca­pac­ity of the NA Sec­re­tariat and sec­ond strate­gic ob­jec­tive is that im­prov­ing the leg­isla­tive ca­pac­ity of the Na­tional Assem­bly, the third one is fol­lowed with to en­hance the over­sight ca­pac­ity of the na­tional assem­bly and the3 fi­nal one is to strengthen the Na­tional assem­bly’s rep­re­sen­ta­tion and out­reach ca­pac­ity.

Mean­while, the web­site for Na­tional Coun­cil (NC) will be launched soon and can be ac­cess the in­for­ma­tion and peo­ple can share their thoughts by us­ing the same URL: www.par­liamnent.bt.

The oc­ca­sion was graced by Hon’ble Speaker Jigme Zangpo and at­tended by Hon’ble Mem­bers of Par­lia­ment, UN Res­i­dent Rep­re­sen­ta­tive, UN Of­fi­cials and staff of the Na­tional Assem­bly Sec­re­tariat.

At the launch : Speaker Jigme Zangpo, Op­po­si­tion Leader Dr Pema Gyamt­sho with the UN Res­i­dent Rep­re­sen­ta­tive, Ms Christina Carl­son at the launch of the new web­site

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