Bhutan: Road Network

The project improved transport efficiency of Bhutan's trunk road network and expanded accessibility in rural areas, contributing both to expansion of economic opportunities and poverty reduction. It made provisions for the efficient and safe movement of freight and people over the national highway network, bringing better access to social services, markets, and other economic opportunities to rural populations.

PROJECT DETAILS

Approval20 Sep 2005
Funding TypeLoan
CountryBhutan
SectorTransport/Road
StatusClosed
Total Cost$34.20 million

KEY OUTPUTS

120 km of national highway section between Trongsa and Gelephu improved and 16 km of bypass constructed

Four feeder roads, totaling 102 km constructed for communities to be accessible to motorized transport

Road asset information systems enhanced

Road safety audit manuals and tools developed to enhance road safety capacity

FINANCING

$27.3 million (Asian Development Bank)

$6.9 million (Royal Government of Bhutan)