Bhutan: Preparing Road Network Expansion Project

Sovereign Project | 32373-012 Status: Archived

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Project Officer
Widowati, Sri South Asia Department Request for information
  • Bhutan
  • Technical Assistance
  • Transport

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Project Name Preparing Road Network Expansion Project
Project Number 32373-012
Country Bhutan
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 4138-BHU: Preparing Road Network Expansion Project
Japan Special Fund US$ 500,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements

The TA is to assist the Government in improving transport efficiency by preparing a project aiming to (i) strengthen the road sector institutions; (ii) promote domestic and international trade by improving strategic road network; and (iii) improve the quality of life of rural communities by providing access roads.

The TA will assist the Government in (i) formulation of a mid-term road sector development framework, recommending steps for achieving the sector development objectives; and (ii) preparation of a road investment component that is economically viable, technically feasible, and socially and environmentally responsible.

The TA is to help DOR prepare a project of about 200 km of national highways for upgrading and capacity expansion, including improvement of geometric alignment and pavement strengthening as necessary, and about 130 km of new feeder roads for construction. The TA will assist DOR in conducting feasibility study of the roads, including technical options for roads improvement/construction, cost estimates, economic analysis, social assessment, poverty analysis, and environmental assessment.

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 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

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services Staffing inputs will be about 17 person-months of international consultants and 14 person-months of domestic consultants. The consultants will have expertise in institutional development, private sector development, transport economics, road engineering, geology, environment, and social development.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Widowati, Sri
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Department of Roads
Ministry of Communications


Concept Clearance 22 Apr 1999
Fact Finding 25 Mar 2003 to 03 Apr 2003
Approval 02 Jul 2003
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 18 Jul 2007
Last PDS Update 09 Feb 2007

TA 4138-BHU

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
02 Jul 2003 26 Aug 2003 26 Aug 2003 30 Apr 2004 30 Sep 2005 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 500,000.00 02 Jul 2003 429,077.08

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Title Document Type Document Date
Preparing the Road Network Expansion Project Technical Assistance Reports Jul 2003

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