Bhutan: Preparing the Bhutan Power Development Project

Sovereign Project | 37399-012 Status: Closed


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Project Name Preparing the Bhutan Power Development Project
Project Number 37399-012
Country Bhutan
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 4916-BHU: Preparing the Bhutan Power Development Project
Japan Special Fund US$ 1.60 million
Strategic Agendas Regional integration
Drivers of Change Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Energy - Energy sector development and institutional reform

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location

Safeguard Categories

Environment A
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples B

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services A total of 40 person-months of international and 32 person-months of national consulting services will be required for the TA to be implemented over 14 months. The consultant team will consist of eight (8) major expertise: (i) policy aspects, (ii) institutional aspects, (iii) engineering, (iv) economic analysis and evaluation, (v) financial analysis and arrangement, (vi) regulatory and legal aspects, (vii) environmental assessment and management, and (viii) social safeguard development. A consulting firm or consortium of firms will be engaged by ADB in accordance with the Guidelines on the Use of Consultants by Asian Development Bank and Its Borrowers, and the TA-financed equipment willl be procured under the ADB's Procurement Guidelines.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Kaoru Ogino
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Department of Energy


Concept Clearance 21 Jul 2006
Fact Finding 04 Oct 2006 to 19 Oct 2006
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 18 Apr 2007
Last PDS Update 07 Oct 2010

TA 4916-BHU

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
29 Jan 2007 27 Feb 2007 27 Feb 2007 30 Apr 2008 31 Dec 2009 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,600,000.00 0.00 310,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,910,000.00 29 Jan 2007 1,569,552.01

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