Secretarysaid this is because most ofthe development activitieshave been shifted to thelocal government from thecentral government.He added that mostof the ministries' budgetallocation has gone down.'Like for the ministry ofagriculture, the irrigationchannels could be done bythe local government andsimilarly for department ofroad the roads constructionshave shifted to the localgovernment and in the 12thPlan there is no huge projectlike construction of the east west highway,' he said.
Executing Agencies : Gross National Happiness Commission (GNHC
) and Ministry of Information and Communications (MOIC)
According to Lyonchhen, the government held its first meeting with the Gross National Happiness Commission (GNHC
) on Thursday and Friday and passed the 12th FYP.
In a scoping mission in October 2015, stakeholder consultations were organized by the GNHC
to undertake a scoping exercise and identify key sector priorities and concerns.
Theproject stakeholders'consultation meeting washeld in September andNovember 2017 and theproject was approved onJuly 23 and signed (amongUNDP, GNHC
, MoIC) on September 28, 2018.Feasibility studies were also carried out toidentify potential sites forthe installation of QCSin ThimphuThromde,Paro, Punakha andWangdue, of which 55sites were identified and23 are recommended forimmediate roll-out.Of the 23 electricstations, 12 will belocated in various areas ofThimphu, while the rest will be in Phuentsholing, Punakha, Paro, andWangdue.