Thimphu lone Thrompon candidate promises on five major issues
During the common forum last Tuesday, a lone Thimphu Thrompon candidate Kinley Dorji started his public debate with five major promises.
The promise included to provide better services through online services (ICT), to resolve clean drinking water shortages, waste management, better public transport and to start with second express way from other side of the Wangchhu River in Babesa.
He said that although during his tenure he have tried his best to provide better services but if given the chance for another five years, he will be providing with online system for people to avail services that people need not have to visit municipality office.
He said that during his term he had tried to provide clean drinking water and in order to resolve the issue he will tried to find suitable source to solve the problem. If he is given a term for 5 years he promises to provide 24 hours drinking water supply.
He also said with the problem of waste management in the capital. He added the problem with the Memelakha landfill which is affecting to environment and even to our drinking water.
He said that the waste will be segregate into degradable and non degradable. For degradable, he said that it will be used as manure and for non degradable, it will be marketed.
He added that if given the chance for another five years, he promises that only ten percent of the total waste will have to go to Memelakha.
He also said to improve the public transport, as the number of vehicles increases day after day which consume our time to reach to our place. For instance Kinley Dorji said that to reach to Thimphu town from Babesa, there is chances of taking more than hour to reach. So he promises to improve public transport services in the city. For that World Bank has funded with Nu. 300Million.
With this he said that the congestion of traffic will be reduced.
He also promises that the Thimphu Throm wants to make safe to live since many unproductive activities are happening this days. He said that he will be talking with bar owners to and the with the drug users. For the bar owners, they need to follows the rules and regulation.
He also said that for the people who work for the city like sweeper, for the long time they live under the tarpaulin make sheet. For them the Thromde has started the construction of sixteen units of house for them at Changangkha. It was funded by World Bank with about US$ 1million.
Even for the place at Kalabazar, if given another chance, he promises to improve the Kalabazar area as these places are prone to bird flu, prone to fire.
To increase the revenue and to keep our town clean, the meat shop across Norzin Lam and Chang Lam will be shifted to lower vegetable market. For that a three storied building will be constructed which can accommodate as many as twenty meat vendors. He also promises to priorities to have hygienic meat.
Meanwhile, the blackout period of 48 hours started from 8AM yesterday till the pool day tomorrow. During this period, the candidates are not allowed to do any public campaigning.