Bhutan: Road Network Project II

The project will construct critical sections of the southern east-west highway, facilitating industrial development in the southern areas, and integrating them more effectively with their primary markets in India. By expanding the road transport network in the southern region, it will increase passenger and freight transport within the country and with India, and facilitate industrial development in the south, a remote area with high poverty incidence but high agricultural and industrial development potential.

PROJECT DETAILS

Approval10 Nov 2009
Funding TypeGrant
CountryBhutan
SectorTransport/Road
StatusClosed
Total Cost$38.90 million

KEY OUTPUTS

180 kilometers of critical road sections connected along the southern east-west corridor

Strengthened capacity of road engineering technologies and road asset management

FINANCING

$38.8 million (Asian Development Bank)

$100,000 (Royal Government of Bhutan)