August 18 2014
This morning, the Social and Cultural Affairs Committee (SCAC) conducted a stakeholders’ workshop on the Narcotic Drugs, Psychotropic Substances and Substance Abuse (NDPSSA) Bill 2014 in the Convention Center. Forty-eight participants from various stakeholders, including the Chairperson and Members of the National Council, and Secretariat staff participated in the workshop.
The Chairperson of the Committee cordially welcomed the participants and expressed his appreciation for their participation in the consultative workshop. He gave a brief background on the Bill, which had been endorsed by the National Assembly during its 3rd Session. The Bill, along with the National Assembly’s amendments had been assigned to the SCAC of the National Council in order for the House to deliberate on the same during the 14th session. Read More »
15th August 2014
A one-day seminar on the fundamentals of National Debt was held for the Members of the National Council at Terma Linca, yesterday. Organized on the request of the Economic Affairs Committee, the session was sponsored by the World Bank.
In the morning, Ms. Genevieve Boyreau, Resident Representative of the World Bank in Bhutan spoke on the fundamentals of debt and how debt affected a country’s economy. The discourse also looked into the need for assessment and framework of debt sustainability to understand debt dynamics. In the afternoon, the Joint Secretary, Ministry of Finance and the Director General, Department of Public Accounts presented Bhutan’s public debt situation and major activities undertaken for debt management. Read More »