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Question Hour Highlights (21 November 2017)

Posted on : 21 November 2017

1. The Member from Wamrong Constituency asked the Minister for Works and Human Settlement if the works of double-laning of the East-West Highway can be completed within eight remaining months of the term of  the current government. Similarly, the Member from Nubi-Tangsibji Constituency asked the Minister for Works and Human Settlement as to why the progress of the widening works of the East-West Highway especially, between Tsheringma Drupchu (Tangjsibji Gewog)…....

National Assembly Passes the Agreement between the Royal Government of Bhutan and the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with Respect to Taxes on Income.

Posted on : 20 November 2017

The  38 National Assembly members present and voting  unanimously passed the Agreement between the Royal Government of Bhutan and the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with Respect to Taxes on Income today.

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Question Hour Highlights

Posted on : 17 November 2017

Question on  Kholongchhu Hydroelectric Project

The Opposition Leader asked the Prime Minister that, although the government had earlier informed the Parliament the Kholongchhu Hydroelectric Project had been started, it was recently revealed that even the concession agreement has not been finalized yet and as such no major construction works have been awarded so far. This indicated that the government has not been able to start even a single mega hydropower…....

His Excellency Mohamed Maliki, Ambassador to Bhutan calls on the Hon’ble Speaker

Posted on : 16 November 2017

The Hon’ble Speaker warmly welcomed Morocco’s Ambassador Mohamed Maliki to Bhutan and congratulated the Ambassador on taking up this esteemed post. The Speaker expressed that the two countries shared similar history of visionary monarchs and constitutional democracy among others.

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Three Bills tabled for First and Second Readings

Posted on : 16 November 2017

Three Bills - the Audit Bill 2017 (Private Member’s Bill), the Narcotic Drugs, Psychotropic  Substances and Substance Abuse (Amendment) Bill of Bhutan 2017 (Urgent Bill) and the Tourism Levy Exemption Bill of Bhutan 2017 (Money Bill) were tabled today for First and Second Readings.

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His Majesty The Druk Gyalpo Graces the Opening Ceremony of the 10th Session of the Second Parliament.

Posted on : 15 November 2017

Today, the Opening Ceremony of the 10th Session of the Second Parliament was kindly graced by His Majesty the Druk Gyalpo and received in a traditional Chipdrel ceremony.    The Ceremony was also graced by Her Majesty the Gyaltsuen, Members of the Royal Family, Foreign Dignitaries, Senior Government officials, students and public.

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Courtesy Call on by H.E. Mr. Gilad Cohen, Deputy Director General for Asia and Pacific Affairs, Israel to the Hon’ble Speaker

Posted on : 15 November 2017

H.E. Mr. Gilad Cohen, Deputy Director General for Asia & Pacific Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Israel and delegation called on to the Hon’ble Speaker today.

 

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Visit to Dechenphu Lhakhang

Posted on : 14 November 2017

 

Hon’ble Speaker, Members and Staff of the National Assembly visited Dechenphug Lhakhang and Tashichhodzong Dukhang this morning to offer prayers and seek blessing of guardian deities for the upcoming 10th Session of the Second Parliament scheduled from 15 November to 8 December, 2017.

 
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Presentation on Goods and Services Tax (GST)

Posted on : 08 November 2017

On the request of the Economic & Private Sector Development Committee (EPSDC), the Department of Revenue & Customs under the Ministry of Finance made a presentation on Goods and Services Tax (GST) to the Members of National Assembly. 

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Interactive session between National Assembly Committees and CSOs

Posted on : 03 November 2017

National Assembly Secretariat organized an Interactive session between National Assembly Committees and registered Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) on 3rd November, 2017. The first ever such session was attended by around 31 participants from various CSOs. 

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PRESS RELEASE

Posted on : 25 October 2017

On the invitation of His Excellency Mr. Antonio Tajani, President of the European Parliament, Tshogpon Jigme Zangpo, Hon’ble Speaker of the National Assembly, led a parliamentary delegation comprising of members from both the National Assembly and the National Council on an official visit to the European Parliament in Brussels from 17 to 19 October 2017.

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Call on to the Hon’ble Speaker by Denmark’s Ambassador to Bhutan, His Excellency Peter Taksoe-Jensen

Posted on : 25 October 2017

His Excellency Peter Taksoe-Jensen, Denmark’s Ambassador to Bhutan, called on to the Hon Speaker on 24th October, 2017. The Speaker warmly welcome the Ambassador and expressed his deep appreciation to the Government and People of Denmark for their developmental assistance and especially to the Parliament in the past.

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Preliminary Meeting for the discussion of the Agenda for the 10th Session of the Second Parliament

Posted on : 24 October 2017

A Preliminary meeting for the discussion and finalization of the Agenda for the 10th Session of the Second Parliament was held today at the Gyelyong Tshogkhang Conference Hall.

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Bhutanese Parliamentary Delegation visits Belgian and European Parliaments in Brussels

Posted on : 18 October 2017

A 5-member Parliamentary Delegation led by Tshogpon Jigme Zangpo is currently in Brussels, Belgium on the invitation of Mr. Antonia Tajani, President of European Parliament. The delegation met Mr. Siegfried Bracke, President of the House of Representatives of the Belgian Federal Parliament and discussed on areas of Parliamentary collaboration. 

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Consultation workshop on review of the Strategic Development Plan 2014- 2018 and the way forward for new Strategic Development Plan beyond 2018

Posted on : 21 September 2017

A one-day consultation workshop is being held with the staff of the National Assembly Secretariat at the Le Meridien to review the current Strategic Development Plan and prepare a new Strategic Development Plan beyond 2018 for the National Assembly of Bhutan. 

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