The Bhutan Kuen-Nyam party (BKP) announced Norbu Tshering from Semtokha, Thimphu, as its candidate from South Thimphu.
Norbu Tshering worked as the Chief Executive Officer of the West Nile Rural Electrification Company Limited, Uganda (South Africa) from November 2015 to November 2017. After joining Bhutan Power Corporation Limited (BPC) in 2002, he worked as Assistant Engineer, Project Manager, Unit Manager and Divisional Manager and finally as the General Manager of the Distribution and Customer Services Department (DCSD), BPC, from June 2011 to October 2015.
He holds Masters Degree in Engineering from the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangkok, Thailand.
Norbu Tshering pointed out that there is lack of proper planning for the nation and service delivery is also very poor. In addition, huge amount of budget is also wasted. Norbu Tshering said, “Majority of budget comes from the donor country and we can’t just waste the budget like that. So I would like to focus on proper planning, optimum uses of resources and better delivery to the nation.”
He said, “When I received a call from BKP, I considered it as a call from the nation for a qualified and experienced citizen like myself to come forward and take upon the responsibility to further strengthen good governance in Bhutan.”
“I did not hesitate when BKP called me”, he said. “It was easy to make this decision and it did not take me long to decide that I should join BKP seeing the wealth of experience BKP already acquired. On the other hand, the party is led by Dasho Neten, the woman whom I respect the most given the dignity and industry with which she carried her task as the chairman of the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC).”
“We cannot find refuge in self inflicted fear and shy away from politics. Individuals must express to a higher calling and we are happy that Norbu Tshering has reached out to BKP committing to serve a larger cause blazing a new trail to build a stronger Bhutan collectively,” BKP’s president Dasho Neten said during the press conference.
Norbu Tshering is supported by his wife, Tshering Yangden, from Dewathang, Samdrup Jongkhar. They have five children, four daughters and a son.