Bhutan: SASEC Transport, Trade Facilitation, and Logistics Project

This project will promote mobility and regional connectivity in the Phuentsholing area of Bhutan, close to the border with India, and enhance trade opportunities by linking to the Southern East-West Highway network. The trade facilitation and logistics component will focus on infrastructure improvement and provision to border crossing points of equipment to facilitate cross-border traffic and transit of goods and services, trade, and commerce.

PROJECT DETAILS

Approval31 Aug 2016
Funding TypeLoan/Grant
CountryBhutan
SectorTransport/Road
StatusOngoing
Total Cost$23.07 million

KEY OUTPUTS

3.3 kilometers of national highway constructed between Phuentsholing and Chamkuna

Procurement and installment of trade facilitation and logistics equipment

FINANCING

$19.61 million (Asian Development Bank)

$3.46 million (Government of Bhutan)