Thimphu Thormde plans newer address facilities
Thimphu Thromde has a good concept of making Thimphu addresses system much easier and convenient for the people living in and around Thimphu. The plan was thus started quite earlier in 2012 but lot of things lacked behind. The cities in the world have already had this system of addresses since ages.
The system is also known as Thimphu City business system. Thrompon Kinley Dorji said, “It’s a city address we have come up with. It’s a very long overdue project that we have taken up way back in 2012 started this project and it’s a hard time with.”
He said, so when we look at cities in the world they have address system, all the mail parcels are reached at the doorsteps but in Bhutan even it’s a capital city, we don’t have home address, we get deliver through the office wherever we go we have to say that their home and the office address is same because we don’t have a home address.
We do not get proper address where to deliver the mails or parcels, we have to take their numbers and find them and that’s where there is power failure.
Having this system upgraded he said, will have many other benefits. Norzin Lam has been taken as a pilot project where the Thromde will have not only city address system but have gone to the extension of installing mail boxes system at the cost of the property owner.
There will be also facility required by tenants and themselves. it has taken quite some time to roll it out to make this system functional and to known to each and everyone, he added.
He also said therefore to start this project as soon as possible. He said we must have seen all building with numbers, we would also install each and every streets name, and every road has to be named. This system would be easier to locate address with building given numbers with the road name will give a proper address. All of these are now in the process.
He said that people residing in Thimphu are expecting this system to be complete soon, however it will be completed soon but before we finish this we wanted to launch the mail-deliver system to Norzin Lam. Norzin Lam and Chang Lam have no problem. Most of the building has accepted mail boxes, so we are finding these days to start it.
Meanwhile, “We have the last meeting, let’s call all the possible user of the facilities, all the papers , all the finance institution, all the utility service providers, they will definitely need to send it out information, send out bills, all that centralize could be done by Bhutan post, so we want this to be understood and support for all agency who need service from Bhutan Postal Corporation, it will come by the fee and that fee will be much lesser than our own system to send people to deliver by yourselves that is one to one when its done. By compose it will be 10 or 15 to 1, so similarly the fee or charges will go down and system will be more efficient, all this benefits now will be realized.
He added, we want all Bhutan Post to be selfsustaining, by doing this if they run loss the system will not be sustainable. We need to support, we need to pay whatever is required to be paid, they can deliver the service to every home and cities, so therefore with this idea behind the meetings
“Currently we are looking at the mail boxes there in the Bhutan Post, which is one thousand six hundred approximately, we try to locate all the mail boxes and we are sure this is going to be at the core area”, he added.