Thimphu Thromde achieves more than 50 percent of its target of 11th FYP
D espite of having more than 150,000 populations living in the capital, Thimphu Thromde could achieve more than 50 percent out of 44 key performance indicators of which 24 key performance indicators has been achieved so far for the 11th FYP.
It was presented last Sunday during the 11th FYP midterm review that out of 44 key performance indicators (KPIs) for the Thimphu Thromde, 24 were achieved by Thimphu Thromde, 14 are on tract and 6 at risk.
During the 11th Five Year Plan midterm review, Thrompon Kinlay Dorjee said about the waste management to reduce the waste, the target was only 36 metric tons (MT) monthly but the Thromde could collect 240MT monthly of degradable waste. The other waste which is non-degradable includes papers, plastics and metals which are being recycled in collaboration with the Greener way.
More than 90 percent of households are access to proper waste management system against the target of 90 percent only during the plan. However, Thrompon said that for those places where there is no proper road network such as Simtokha Dzong and Pamtsho there exist some problem as garbage truck could not sent to collect garbage but Thrompon added that they have placed dustbin in these area.
He also added that places which are not under the Thromde, they have also provide services by placing dustbin. For instance Kabesa areas and soon Debsi area will get the services.
Thimphu Thromde had also achieved with the number of improper dumping site by placing of waste bin as there is problems of illegal dumping at Taba and Olakha near hotel Ariya by installing CCTV.
Besides that, Thromde had achieved 80 percent of awareness and knowledge of segregation 3R’s ( Recycle , Reuse and Reduce) among Thromde residents by creating awareness and cleaning campaign.
With the development and maintenances of park, plantation along the express way, plantations from Samtenling to Motithang, providing of saplings to school about 3000 yearly and providing of seedlings to individual households about 300 yearly to keep the town with green, Thimphu Thromde could achieved more than 30 percent.
Functional streetlight has been installed in designated areas in about sixteen places and the target was only 13, the Thrompon said that the existing light will be replaced by light-emitting diode (LED) as it will be much cheaper as the consumption of energy is very less while the lighting system will be brighter. He added that currently Thromde is paying the electricity bill of Nu.700, 000 monthly.
With 14 percent of the planned projects on drinking water on track and some are under process, about 75 percent of population are access to safe drinking water for 24 hours.
Construction of functional gender friendly public toilets will be completed within the next two years. The Thrompon said that the functional gender friendly public toilets will be constructed at the crematorium ground, Chubachu near milk booths, YHS athletic ground and between IMTRAT and RBP( Hq).
Again within the next two years, the number of public transport routes and bus stop will be increased and about 42 routes will be completed within the period.
With the target of 40km of length of sewerage line needs to be constructed, out of that 27.3kms are being completed and leftover about 13km will be completed within the next two years.
For the new road development, the target was 50kms, but currently Thromde could complete about 41.73kms and remaining 6km will be completed within next two and half years and the 42km of proper drainage system has being completed out of 50km targeted.
While presenting the KPIs at risk, Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay said that it is very important for the government to look at it.
The KPIs at risk includes maternal and infant mortality incidences, morbidity incidences, crime incidences and abuse of drug related cases. So for that, Thrompon said that it needs government supports to address these issues.