Bhutan: Air Transport Connectivity Enhancement Project – Additional Financing

Additional financing for this project will build on the objectives of the original project design, further strengthening safety and security, and improving passenger convenience and service at Bumthang, Gelephu, and Yonphula domestic airports. The overall project supports development of a safe, reliable, and efficient air transport system connecting urban and rural centers in Bhutan, improving accessibility, and promoting tourism and high-value agriculture.

PROJECT DETAILS

Approval29 Jun 2016
Funding TypeGrant
CountryBhutan
SectorTransport/Air
StatusOngoing
Total Cost$4.42 million

KEY OUTPUTS

Bumthang Airport passenger terminal building constructed

Aviation security staff quarters at Gelephu airport constructed

Safety barrier for apron perimeter at Yonphula airport installed

FINANCING

$4 million (Asian Development Bank)

$420,000 (Government of Bhutan)