Could MPs have been another agency at the GLOF inception workshop

An inception workshop was conducted in Punakha with representation from various agencies of the Government and the UN system in Bhutan on January 14, 2010. I have come to understand that an Early Warning System (work-in-progress) was also discussed for the benefit of the people of the 5 dzongkhags.

GLOF stands as the biggest natural disaster threat to us and perhaps, involving elected representatives from the concerned dzongkhags would have been meaningful and helpful in the implementation of the project, however small the contribution may have been. The locals need to be sensitised in all ways possible and one could see some concerted effort towards that objective in addition. As someone who has visited the GLOF identified thothormi lake project site at lunana in Gasa, I can appreciate the effort agencies have been expending, however, teaming up in such matters can only bring benefits.

There could be other such matters where MPs could contribute in their little ways when it concerns their constituencies and much more. One might want to consider the Parliament as another agency in the country to contribute as team players and not an isolated and compartmentalized institution with a separate goal of legislation only.


About Sangay Khandu

Elected to Parliament of Bhutan twice. Previously worked with the Central Bank, the largest SoE (power utility) and international organization.
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2 Responses to Could MPs have been another agency at the GLOF inception workshop

  1. jetsün says:

    I totally agree. MPs should and need to be involved in the process of sensitizing the local populations concermed.

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