Due to become operational in mid 2014, the Dagachhu Hydropower Plant in southwestern Bhutan is already boosting incomes and providing opportunities for communities in the area.
The Dagachhu Hydropower Plant isn't up and running just yet but ongoing work at the 126-megawatt plant on the Dagachhu River in southwestern Bhutan is already boosting incomes and providing opportunities for communities in the area. And once it is fully operational in mid 2014, the revenue from the electricity sales should benefit the whole country.
The goal of the Road Improvement Project (RIP) was to contribute to poverty reduction in Bhutan by providing employment opportunities to the poorest segment of the country’s population, thereby improving their quality of life.
This project was ADB’s third loan-financed rural electrification project in Bhutan. The purpose of the project was to assist the government in providing electricity to 8,000 new rural consumers, as well as to hospitals, schools, and other public facilities.
The objective of the Basic Skills Development Project (BSDP) was to improve the quality and relevance of the TVET system to ensure that training is provided in the basic skills required for employment in Bhutan.
Expanded vocational training fills a yawning gap in indigenous skills, so that vulnerable people can earn the expertise to keep pace with Bhutan's fast-growing economy
Trashigang, Bhutan - Chimi Yuden does not mind getting her hands dirty. The 19-year-old from the eastern Bhutanese city of Trashigang spent 8 months in an auto-repair training course in the capital city of Thimphu after identifying a career opportunity.
A broad approach to Bhutan's complex power challenges has kept people healthier, allowed children to learn better, and fueled a nascent tech boom.
Thimphu, Bhutan- Nachu, a proud former military man who lives in a small village outside Bhutan's capital of Thimphu, built his home when there was nothing but a mule track leading to an empty expanse of raw land. The softspoken 82-year-old has since seen the road come in; electricity and clean, piped water followed.
Entrepreneurialism has a vital role to play in Bhutan's economic development, and loans can increase the chance of small business success.
Wangdue, Bhutan - Kinley Wangde grew up on a dairy farm. He has known since childhood how to produce good-quality milk and cheese, but for years he was not able to put those skills to use. He was a potato farmer who scratched his tiny income out of the earth.