Bhutan: Air Transport Connectivity Enhancement Project

This project will support the government's plan to develop a safe, reliable, and efficient air transport system connecting urban and rural centers to help overcome the current limitations of road transport, and improve accessibility to less-developed regions of the country. It will strengthen safety, security, and enhance capacity at the domestic airports in Bumthang, Gelephu, and Yonphula.

PROJECT DETAILS

Approval21 Jun 2012
Funding TypeGrant
CountryBhutan
SectorTransport/Air
StatusOngoing
Total Cost$7.58 million

KEY OUTPUTS

Improved infrastructure, including runway asphalt overlay and all-weather access roads in Bumthang

Security infrastructure, all-weather access road, flood protection, and terminal expansion in Gelephu

Hillside leveling, security facilities, runway strip drainage repair in Yonphula

FINANCING

$6.9 million (Asian Development Bank)

$680,000 (Royal Government of Bhutan)