Bhutan: South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Road Connectivity Project

The project will promote regional connectivity with neighboring countries through investment in road construction and land ports with custom stations, facilitating cross border trade. The project will also expand Bhutan's national road network, providing access to remote areas in the eastern part of Bhutan, near the Indian border. This will open up access to better economic opportunities and social services.

PROJECT DETAILS

Approval31 Jul 2014
Funding TypeLoan/Grant
CountryBhutan
SectorTransport/Road
StatusOngoing
Total Cost$69 million

KEY OUTPUTS

68.3 kilometers of road along the Southern East-West Highway; 1.2 km of access road from border crossing point near Pasakha; and approximately 2.7 km of bypass road around Phuentsholing City;

Mini-dry port in Phuentsholing and Alay land custom station;

Draft engineering designs for Alay land custom station, and Phuentsholing City bypass road.

FINANCING

$50.35 million (Asian Development Fund)

$18.65 million (Royal Government of Bhutan)