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Bhutan: Enhancing Aviation Sector Development Capacity

Sovereign (Public) Project | 53278-002 Status: Approved

The knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will help enhance the development capacity of the civil aviation sector in Bhutan by formulating a civil aviation strategy and by providing advisory work and hands-on support to the executing agency and respective stakeholders. The TA will have three outputs: (i) civil aviation sector strategy plan prepared; (ii) regulatory, operational, and institutional capacity enhanced; and (iii) knowledge management and capacity building improved.

Project Details

Project Officer
Rocio Vico Talledo South Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Bhutan
Sector
  • Transport
 
Project Name Enhancing Aviation Sector Development Capacity
Project Number 53278-002
Country Bhutan
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9864-BHU: Enhancing Aviation Sector Development Capacity
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 2.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Sector / Subsector

Transport / Transport policies and institutional development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will help enhance the development capacity of the civil aviation sector in Bhutan by formulating a civil aviation strategy and by providing advisory work and hands-on support to the executing agency and respective stakeholders. The TA will have three outputs: (i) civil aviation sector strategy plan prepared; (ii) regulatory, operational, and institutional capacity enhanced; and (iii) knowledge management and capacity building improved.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Bhutan is a landlocked country with a rugged and mountainous landscape that presents unique challenges to the development and maintenance of surface transport facilities. Due to the geographical features of the country, aviation has been crucial for providing linkages between the capital, Thimphu, and the various administrative and commercial centers. Most international tourists use air transport to enter Bhutan. To meet future air transport demand and to provide alternative air connectivity for the country, it is necessary to formulate a comprehensive national civil aviation sector strategy and to elaborate a master plan consistent with the government's plans. There is a need for an expansion in air transport services to other international hubs and regional centers and for the upgrade of airport facilities to meet demand targets.
Impact Civil aviation sector in Bhutan improved
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Planning and preparation for enhancing air transport services in Bhutan improved
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Civil aviation sector strategy plan prepared

Proposal for regulatory, operational, and institutional capacity enhancement prepared

Knowledge management and capacity building improved

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Nation-wide
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 South Asia Transport and Communications Division will be responsible for the consultant's recruitment, following the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and its associated project administration instructions and/or staff instructions. An international firm will be recruited using quality- and cost-based selection with a 90:10 quality-cost ratio.
Procurement Procurement will follow the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and the Procurement Regulations for ADB Borrowers (2017, as amended from time to time).
Responsible ADB Officer Rocio Vico Talledo
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Ministry of Information and Communications
Government of Bhutan,
Thimphu, Bhutan
Timetable
Concept Clearance 27 Sep 2019
Fact Finding 06 Oct 2019 to 16 Oct 2019
MRM -
Approval 18 Nov 2019
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 20 Nov 2019

TA 9864-BHU

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
18 Nov 2019 - - 31 Aug 2022 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
2,000,000.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,100,000.00 18 Nov 2019 0.00

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