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Thimphu Thromde plans to construct a town hall in Changangkha in Thimphu in the next fiscal year.

Besides housing meetings, the town hall will accomodate the offices of the thrompon, the thromde executive secretary and thromde’s customer care offices.

The construction of the hall is estimated to cost Nu 200M (million).

The thromde’s executive secretary Passang Dorji said that the hall would be constructed in phases. For the initial construction phase, funds will be provided by the Indian government.

The thromde will propose to the government for additional budget to complete the town hall in the 12th plan.

Passang Dorji said that currently the thromde is renting the National Pension and Provident Fund building for its office space and there are congestion problems.

“We have to look for a hall whenever we are to hold a meeting with communities,” Passang Dorji said. “There are no proper parking spaces and there is traffic congestion in the area during the office hours.”

The thromde is in the process of designing the structure.

Passang Dorji said that the Prime Minister suggested the construction of the town hall during the thromde’s 11th Plan mid-term review last year.

Staff reporter

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