Project Name Rural Electrification Network Expansion
Project Number 34374-013
Country Bhutan
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2009-BHU: Rural Electrification Network Expansion
Concessional ordinary capital resources / Asian Development Fund US$ 9.40 million
Loan: Rural Electrification Network Expansion
Japan International Cooperation Agency US$ 1.70 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector

Energy - Electricity transmission and distribution

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some 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 Districts of Chhukha, Lhuentse, Mongar, Pemagatshel, Punakha, Samtse, Sarpang, and Trashigang.

Safeguard Categories

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

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

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Tumiwa, Samuel
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Bhutan Power Corporation
Suresh Nepal
[email protected]
PO Box 589
Thimpu, Bhutan


Concept Clearance 07 May 2002
Fact Finding 28 Apr 2003 to 09 May 2003
MRM 02 Jul 2003
Approval 30 Sep 2003
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 21 Nov 2006
Last PDS Update 31 Jul 2007

LoanĀ 2009-BHU

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
30 Sep 2003 15 Dec 2003 31 Mar 2004 31 Mar 2007 - 19 Dec 2006
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 11.10 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 9.40 30 Sep 2003 9.70 0.00 99%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 1.70 30 Sep 2003 9.76 0.00 100%

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