With limited resources, government is prepared for all Thromdes
During the question and answer session in the 17th session of the National Council last Thursday, National Council Member from Trongsa Tharchin questioned Minister for Works and Human Settlement about the mobilizing the funds and other professional for the developing the 20 Dzongkhag Thromdes and 16 Yenlag Thromdes.
After explaining the background informa- tion on the 20 Dzongkhag Thromdes and 16 Yenlag Thromdes by the Parliament, Lyonpo Dorji Choden, Ministry of Works and Human Settlement responded to questions.
Lyonpo responded that question on the preparedness of the Government to finance and provide professional manpower to begin work on urban planning and development in all Thromdes, the Minister said the ministry with its’ limited resources and with the support from the World Bank, Asian Development Bank and the Government of India were able to provide road, water supply and local area plans to the Thromdes.
Lyonpo Dorji Choden said that an estimated Nu.30 Million was allocated to plan, map and design the remaining 10 Yenlag Thromdes.
With regards to the professional manpower, Lyonpo said that the Ministry has requested to the Royal Civil Service Commission for an ad- ditional 150 staff.
Lyonpo also added that the government has considered protecting agricultural lands falling within urban areas. Furthermore on the supplementary questions, she clarified on issues related to satellite Thromde, buffer zone and local area plans.
Deliberating on the National Budget for the Financial Year 2016-17, the House unanimously adopted the Supplementary Budget and Appropriation Bill for the financial year 2015-16 with 21 votes.
While deliberating on the sector allocation for FY 2016-17, the members suggested their views on agriculture, education and health sectors.
The House continued to deliberate on Budget and Appropriation Bill for the financial year 2016-17 and Revised Taxes and Levies Bill of Bhutan 2016 followed by a question and answer session with the Minister for Labour and Human Resources last Friday.