The controversial Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal (BBIN) motor vehicle agreement are up for deliberation in a joint sitting of the Bhutan parliament.
The joint sitting will deliberate the National Council’s objections against the BBIN agreement, the aim of which is to facilitate cross-border seamless movement of cargo and passenger vehicles within the four countries. A joint parliamentary committee has been formed to resolve the differences between the two houses of Parliament.
The session will also introduce the 2017-18 budget on May 8.
The prime minister will present the annual report on the State of the Nation on June 15. He is expected to outline the government’s legislative plans and development priorities.
Besides the two international agreements – the European Investment Bank agreement and the BBIN agreement, the National Assembly will introduce yet another international agreement. The lower house will deliberate the Multilateral Agreement for the Establishment of an International Think Tank for Landlocked Countries.