Bhutan: Road Network Project II

Sovereign Project | 39225-012 Status: Closed


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Project Name Road Network Project II
Project Number 39225-012
Country Bhutan
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7128-BHU: Road Network Project II
Japan Special Fund US$ 650,000.00
Strategic Agendas Regional integration
Drivers of Change Knowledge solutions
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
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 Sipsoo to Daipham, Bhutan

Safeguard Categories

Environment A
Involuntary Resettlement A
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 The TA will require the services of an international consulting firm, in association with a national consulting firm or proposing individual national consultants, to provide 18 person-months of international consultancy, and 15 person-months of national consultancy, with expertise in the areas of road/highway/bridge and geological engineering and road/transport economic. The international consultants are the (i) road/highway and pavement engineer and team leader (7 person-months), (ii) road/transport economist (3 person-months), (iii) road/highway structural and bridge engineer (5 person-months) and (iv) geotechnical/materials engineer (3 person-months). The national consultants are (i) road/civil/ structural engineer/deputy team leader (8 person-months), (ii) road/transport economist (4 person-months), (iii) geotechnical/materials engineer (3 person-months). Separately, (i) one individual national consultant (8 person-months) will be recruited to carry out a social analysis and resettlement assessment, and (ii) one individual international consultant (2 person-month) and one individual national consultant (4 person-month) to carry out an environmental assessment of the proposed project. The individual consultants will work in team in close consultation with the engineering consultants. The consulting firm will be selected according to quality- and cost-based selection procedures and a simplified technical proposal. ADB will recruit the consultants in accordance with its Guidelines of the Use of Consultants.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Hiroaki Yamaguchi
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Department of Roads
Mr. Sangey Tenzing


Concept Clearance 04 Feb 2008
Fact Finding 29 May 2008 to 03 Jun 2008
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 12 Mar 2008
Last PDS Update 18 Jan 2010

TA 7128-BHU

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
10 Sep 2008 24 Oct 2008 24 Oct 2008 30 Jun 2009 05 Oct 2009 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
650,000.00 0.00 165,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 815,000.00 10 Sep 2008 609,629.18

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