Vir­tual Zomdu launched at the Na­tional Assem­bly

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The Na­tional Assem­bly of Bhutan launched the Vir­tual Zomdu or video con­fer­enc­ing at the Gye­ly­ong Tshokhang on 19th Au­gust 2015. The oc­ca­sion was graced by the Speaker Jigme Zangpo and UN Res­i­dent Rep­re­sen­ta­tive in Bhutan, Ms. Christina Carlson. Also present at the oc­ca­sion were Mem­bers of Par­lia­ment, Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment Lead­ers of Thim­phu Dzongkhag, media, of­fi­cials and other stake­hold­ers. In his state­ment dur­ing the launch, the Speaker said that the Vir­tual Zomdu is aimed at boost­ing the com­mu­ni­ca­tion link­ages be­tween the Mem­bers of Par­lia­ment and their con­stituents. He also in­formed that as of now 41 com­mu­nity cen­ters across the coun­try were con­nected with vir­tual zomdu equip­ments and the re­main­ing six cen­ters would also be con­nected soon. “Vir­tual zomdu will en­hance the dis­sem­i­na­tion of par­lia­men­tary in­for­ma­tion to the peo­ple” high­lighted the Speaker. The UN Res­i­dent Rep­re­sen­ta­tive men­tioned that the launch of vir­tual zomdu was a tes­ti­mony of the con­tin­u­ing part­ner­ship be­tween the UNDP and the Na­tional Assem­bly of Bhutan. She ob­served that the launch of vir­tual zomdu has drawn over­whelm­ing com­mit­ments from the stake­hold­ers and ex­pressed hopes that it would en­hance the out­reach ca­pac­ity of the Na­tional Assem­bly. Fol­low­ing the launch, the Mem­bers of Par­lia­ment in­ter­acted with peo­ple and lo­cal lead­ers in some of the con­stituen­cies. The Vir­tual Zomdu is funded by the UNDP which was pro­to­typed dur­ing July and Au­gust 2014.

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