Incumbent vs two new comers in NC Trongsa race

1. Tharchen

The incumbent National Council member, Tharchen, 38 from Langthel gewog holds Masters in Educational Management and Administration. He has served as a principal in Trongsa for 10 years and NC member for 5 years.

He was also a chairman of Public Accounts Committee, member of Special Education Committee, member of Special Hydropower Committee and currently he is the chairman of Good Governance Committee of NC.

He said that, “People expressed their appreciation, trust and confidence in my performance in parliament and my service to them so far. So, I am confident in their trust, which they may exercise on the poll day”.

He said, his priority would be empowering LG to be more responsible and accountable for public service delivery and to review government and dzongkhag programs and related policy issues in trems of their impact on community development and their self sufficiency.

2. Gyem Dorji

Gyem Dorji, 42 from Dragteng gewog holds a double Degree Master of Science in Environmental Engineering and Environmental Technology for Sustainable Development. He was a recipient of the National Order of Merit Silver.

He has served more than 20 years as civil servant and has work experience in different levels. He served in Dzongkhag Administration, Samtse and Royal Mansa National Park. “My most credible experience was working closely with rural communities in the Dzongkhags”, he added.

“People have faith on me to represent their voices at any level, be it policy and developmental activities related to push forward. I have full confident that people will continue their blessing in final round”, he said.

Meanwhile, he said that, Mangdi Tshog Zhi is located on a highway where all walks of life are traveling through and two hydropower projects are being executed in the Dzongkhag, yet people of Mangdep are receiving less socio-economic development activities.

Therefore, “My focus and support would be on policies and plans to balance socio-economic development and make Trongsa one of the vibrant Dzongkhags”, he added.

Besides making law and review, he said, he would proactively act as a check and balance to the government in the interest of the Ts Wa Sum.

3. Tashi Samdrup

The third candidate is Tashi Samdrup, 42 from Nubi gewog holds a Msc in Mountain forestry and Bsc in Environmental management. He has served for 18 years under the Ministry of Agriculture and forest and as a social and environmental consultant under World Bank and FAO project, MoAF for 3 years.

He said that, “There is high scope for sustainable tourism promotion as the Dzongkhag is rich in bio-diversity and with highest forest cover”, adding that, therefore his top priority would be to support the policies in developing tourism product and revive tourism activities.

In the meanwhile, he said that, both his opponents are well experienced and capable of providing good opportunity to the people. However, “My expectation is to win the upcoming election and serve the Tsa-Wa-Sum”, he added.

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