34374-013: Rural Electrification Network Expansion

Project Data Sheet (PDS): Overview


The objectives of the proposed loan are to: (i) Expand the delivery of electricity from existing national hydropower stations as an important and necessary input to rural residents in Bhutan to improve their living standards, conditions for education, and health service delivery; and (ii) provide opportunities for the rural poor to increase their economic productivity, thus creating jobs and raising income. Read More

Country Bhutan
Project Number 34374-013
Type or Modality of Assistance Loan
Financing Public sector (Sovereign)
Status Approved
Approval Number Loan No. 2009
Approval Date 30 Sep 2003
Closing Date 19 Dec 2006
Geographical Location Districts of Chhukha, Lhuentse, Mongar, Pemagatshel, Punakha, Samtse, Sarpang, and Trashigang.
Sector Energy
Subsector Electricity Transmission and Distribution
Safeguard Categories Environment: B

Results Delivered

Transmission lines installed or upgraded (kilometers) 1,260
Distribution lines installed or updgraded (kilometers) 1,343
New households connected to electricity (number) 9,206

The results data reported above are limited to ADB's core sectors, as defined under Strategy 2020 and tracked through indicators in the ADB Results Framework. For definitions of results indicators, please see the ADB Results Framework Indicators Definition.

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Project Data Sheets (PDS)

Responsible ADB Officer
Kaoru Ogino
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Responsible ADB Department
South Asia Department

Responsible ADB Divisions
Energy Division, SARD

Executing Agencies
Bhutan Power Corporation
Suresh Nepal

PDS Creation Date
21 Nov 2006

Last PDS Update
31 Jul 2007