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ADB has supported Bhutan through various programs since 1982, with strong emphasis on renewable energy production, transport connectivity, and key urban infrastructure projects.

Bhutan Resident Mission (BHRM): Contacts and Holidays

Bhutan Resident Mission (BHRM) - Asian Development Bank (ADB)

2nd Floor, Royal Textile Academy Building
Norzin Lam, Chhubachhu, Thimphu - 11001

  Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Monday to Friday)

  Tel +975 339 150; 339-151
  Fax +880 2 9117925 to 26

About Us

Bhutan Resident Mission (BHRM) provides support to ADB Headquarters in:

  • country programming
  • project processing
  • project administration
  • tripartite portfolio review meeting

BHRM is also responsible for strengthening:

  • relations with the government, civil society, and the private sector
  • policy dialogue
  • country reporting
  • aid and development partner coordination
  • external relations and information dissemination


Kanokpan LAO-ARAYA (Ms)
Country Director
Tshewang NORBU (Mr)
Portfolio Management Specialist

Holidays 2020

The Bhutan Resident Mission will be closed on these dates:

Winter Solstice January 2 (Thursday)
Birth Anniversary of His Majesty the King February 21 (Friday)
New Year (Losar) February 24 (Monday)
Death Anniversary of Zhabdrung (Zhabdrung Kuchhoe) May 4 (Monday)
Lord Buddha's Parinirvana June 5 (Friday)
The First Sermon of Lord Buddha July 24 (Friday)
Blessed Rainy Day September 23 (Wednesday)
Thimpu Tshechu September 28 (Monday)
Descending Day of Lord Buddha November 9 (Monday)
National Day December 17 (Thursday)

Last updated: 3 March 2020