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Infrastructure: Need to give quality pride of place

The quality of public infrastructure in the country is a growing concern. Look at the roads in the urban centres and they have got a face and narrative of their own. And our highways are scarred with innumerable potholes that make for vastly cumbersome and risky driving.

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Conserving water

The works and human settlement minister attributed poor management as one contributing factor for water shortages in the country during the National Assembly’s question-hour session yesterday.

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Addressing corruption together

National Council’s (NC) recommendation to develop an integrated IT-based information sharing system to address corruption in the country comes at the right time. Lack of such a facility or system has cost the nation dearly as instances of corruption continue to unfold.

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A third operator?

Many of us may have cursed out of frustration at not being able to finish a conversation or at the amount of time wasted waiting for data to download onto a phone.

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Improving the public transport system

The need of a proper public transport system for the major urban centres has become urgent.

That the Bhutanese ego encourages ownership of vehicles and prevents one from considering the switch to public transport should not dissuade authorities from giving this service the required support.

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Openness to work together will help both government and media

Media freedom is important. Where press cannot be free, there will be corruption, lack of accountability and transparency. It is not for no reason that Edmund Burke said nearly two centuries ago that yonder in the reporters’ gallery is a fourth estate more important far than all the eminent and venerable branches of the government.

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