The five throms of Thimphu, Samtse, Samdrup Jongkhar, Gelephu, and Phuentshogling, will be waste-free, pothole-free and have access to 24/7 water supply in a year’s time. The Prime Minister announced this in his address during His Majesty’s Birthday celebration at the Changlimithang today. Drawing motivation from the day, Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering said the government will commit to accelerate the improvement of infrastructure in these five throms.
The Prime Minister highlighted that water scarcity is one of the issues these throms are confronted with. Hence, the government will now instantly work to ensure a 24/7 water supply to these throms.
“Starting tomorrow, with the Minister and the experts from the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport, the government will do whatever it takes to provide 24/7 water supply to the people of these five throms,” said the Prime Minister.
Likewise, the government will fast-track the procurement and immediately work to ensure pothole-free roads and footpaths in these five major towns. Moreover, proper drainage and construction of footpaths will also be prioritised.
“The government also promises pothole-free roads and better footpaths and drainage in these five throms. After a month or two, we will request the public to inform or report the respective person in charge of any potholes in their towns.”
Moreover, the Prime Minister also talked about the persisting waste issues in the country, especially in the bigger towns. Therefore, the government committed to address this as well.
“The concern that their Majesties always share is waste management. So, in a span of a year, we commit to improve the waste management in these five throms by meeting international standards for waste management.”
The Prime Minister’s Office said that more details will be shared in the coming weeks.
In the meantime, the Prime Minister said that the best gift the people can offer His Majesty on a day such as today is to act beyond the rhetorics and chants and prove they are worthy citizens.