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National Assembly holds First Press Conference setting standard for transparency

National Assembly holds First Press Conference setting standard for transparency

The National Assembly held its first-ever press conference today, a significant milestone as in the past, only the National Council had conducted such conferences. The event focused on the agenda for the forthcoming First Session of the Fourth Parliament and was held at the Lhen-zom Khangzang, Gyelyong Tshogkhang.

The conference was led by Dy  Speaker, and the Chairpersons of the Standing Committees. The Dy. Speaker expressed gratitude towards the media for their support and participation. The media was then briefed on the Agenda for the upcoming session, the key legislative priorities and initiatives of the National Assembly.  

Questions pertaining to the intent and rationale on the deliberation of the Air Services Agreement between the Royal Government of Bhutan and the Government of State of Kuwait 2024, the Marriage (Amendment) Bill of Bhutan 2024, Impeachment Procedure Bill of the Kingdom of Bhutan 2024 and the National Assembly (Amendment) Bill of Bhutan 2022 were clarified by the concerned Chairpersons. 

The media also raised concerns on the  safety  and security of women and children,  water source management, human wildlife conflict and support to private sectors  and the plans of the National Assembly to address these issues. In this regard, the concerned Chairpersons of the Committees informed that the National Assembly is aware of  the issues highlighted and the Committees are working on it. 

The Press Conference saw the participation of  reporters from Kuensel, BBS, Business Bhutan and The Bhutanese. The press conference is aimed to foster a more open and transparent legislative process and engagement with the media to ensure that parliamentary activities are  effectively communicated to the public.    


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