Thim­phu lone Thrompon can­di­date prom­ises on five ma­jor is­sues

Bhutan Times - - Front Page - Sonam Pen­jor

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.

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