On 4th April, 2018 the Hon’ble Managing Director of BPC graced the handing & taking function for the construction of Regional Corporate Office building, Phuentsholing, which was attended by officials from Department of Immigration, Central Water Commission (CWC), GoI, RCO Phuentsholing and the contractor.
The project was awarded to M/s Kencho Dorji Construction Pvt. Ltd., Chhukha at a total contract price of Nu. 46 million. The scope of the work consists of main RCO building, annex building and site development works. The project duration is 30 months from site handing/taking and it is tentatively expected to complete by 3rd October, 2020.
To ease customers waiting in queue for a long time to pay BPC electricity bill, BPC in collaboration with BOB introduced its payment via BOB internet banking long time back. However, payment via Internet Banking required manual update in the BPC billing system taking at least a day to update in BPC system. Nevertheless, BPC and BOB has finally come up with a real time transaction that allows immediate update in both BOB and BPC system as and when the payment is made.
All the BPC bill payment done via BOB Internet banking from 21st March 2018 will be updated in BPC’s SAP system on real time basis. Unlike the previous provision through the same facility (Internet banking), the billing clerks in ESD-Thimphu need not download the bank statement from BOB website and update their SAP system taking a day to update which finally affects the due dates of the customers making payment at the last day.
Bhutan Power Corporation Limited conducted a cleaning campaign to mark one year anniversary of the adoption of Chubachu Stream near Chubachhu power substation and to mark the “WORLD WATER DAY” on 22nd March, 2018.
BPC adopted a section of stream near Chubachhu Power Substation to clean and maintain on a periodic basis last year on the “World Water Day”-22nd March 2017 which was launched as a pilot project to clean and maintain streams and rivers of Bhutan by the National Environment Commission Secretariat (NECS) in partnership with Bhutan Red Cross Society (BRCS), Royal Society for Protection of Nature (RSPN), Clean Bhutan, Thimphu Thromde and various stakeholders.
Environment & GIS Division, Corporate Services, BPC coordinated the cleaning program with about 30 volunteers from BPC head office and collected about 50 bags of waste from the area and handed over to Thimphu Thromde for proper dumping. The waste collected comprised of household wastes, old rugs and cloths, construction debris, tyres, baby dippers, sanitary pads, plastic and plastic bottles.
The Contract for the Site Development & Architectural Designs for BPC’s Residential Colony at Nakula, Semtokha, Thimphu vide Contract Agreement # BPC/DCSD/CWD/04(March 2018) was signed between M/s Gandhara Designs and Distribution & Customer Services Department on 19th March 2018, 10:00 AM at the BPC Board Room for a Contract Price of Nu. 810,000.00 (Ngultrum Eight Hundred Ten Thousand) only, and was endorsed by Honorable Managing Director.