Bhutan: Strengthening Air Transport Regulatory and Operational Performance

Sovereign Project | 42238-012 Status: Active

Project Details

Project Officer
Heriawan, Andri South Asia Department Request for information
  • Bhutan
  • Technical Assistance
  • Transport
Project Name Strengthening Air Transport Regulatory and Operational Performance
Project Number 42238-012
Country Bhutan
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7945-BHU: Strengthening Air Transport Regulatory and Operational Performance
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 300,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Air transport

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

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome

The TA proposed a total separation of regulatory and operational functions throug the creation of a separate corporate organization to operate, maintain, and upgrade the national airports, and to operate the air traffic control services in Bhutan.

The TA has also developed a new Civil Aviation Law to replace an earlier, outdated, legal instrument.

Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

The new civil aviation law, titled Civil Aviation Act 2014, has been prepared as draft legislation to enable Bhutan to put in place a modern legal instrument that provides for all of the legal provisions that civil aviation regulation now requires.

DCA/DoAT staff have attended several trainings on airport operations.

Geographical Location

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 tbd
Procurement Extensive consultation was undertaken with the MOIC and DCA, including a workshop to discuss and conceptualize the assistance.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Heriawan, Andri
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Information and Communications
Government of Bhutan,
Thimphu, Bhutan


Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 24 Mar 2017

TA 7945-BHU

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
05 Dec 2011 27 Jan 2012 27 Jan 2012 31 Dec 2014 31 Dec 2017 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
300,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 300,000.00 05 Dec 2011 251,896.11

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Title Document Type Document Date
Strengthening Air Transport Regulatory and Operational Performance Technical Assistance Reports Dec 2011

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