About Thromde

Conveniently and strategically located on the Indo-Bhutan Border, Phuentsholing, the second largest city of Bhutan is considered the economic capital and the gateway to Bhutan. Given its economic vibrancy, it attracts traders and people of all walks of life from all parts of the country. It is the home to the country.

First instituted as Phuentsholing City Corporation in 1983.
Has its first elected Thrompon since 2011 in accordance to Local Government Act 2009.
Area: 15.6 square kilometres (structural plan)
Population: 23,925 (Structural survey 2013)
Number of constituency: 6

Roles and Functions of Thromde Tshogde
There are three types of powers and functions of Thromde Tshogde (Chapter 4, section 61, 62, 63 of LG Act 2009)
1.General Powers and functions

  • Formulate policies and priorities
  • Preserve and promote cultural, architectural and aesthetic aspect of the Thromde
  • Provide civic and other services
  • Carry out planned development within Thromde
  • Approve land use and development plans
  • Approve LAPs, Administer and manage government land
  • Purchase, lease, or otherwise acquire land and property or dispose it
  • Perform any other functions as may be prescribed by law.

2.Regulatory Powers and Functions

  • Frame and adopt rules and guidelines
  • Frame and enforce rules for protecting the health, safety and well being of the residents, preserving and promoting the quality of Thromde environment;
  • Regulate Advertisement
  • Prepare or amend urban development plans
  • Formulate guidelines for entertainment and recreational activities and venues
  • Regulate and enforce appropriate land uses
  • Control squatter settlement

3. Financial powers and functions

  • Review and approve annual budget, endorse budget proposals for submission to MoF
  • Use its budget, grants, local fees, service charges, fines and taxes;
  • Approve purchase, lease or otherwise acquire land and property or dispose it off
  • Raise, burrow, spend and invest money for the support of its functions
  • Levy taxes on land, property, property transfer, betterment charges and vacant land and underdevelopment;