34374-013: Rural Electrification Network Expansion

Project Data Sheet (PDS): Overview


The objectives of the proposed loan are to: (i) Expand the delivery of electricity from existing national hydropower stations as an important and necessary input to rural residents in Bhutan to improve their living standards, conditions for education, and health service delivery; and (ii) provide opportunities for the rural poor to increase their economic productivity, thus creating jobs and raising income. Read More

Country Bhutan
Project Number 34374-013
Type or Modality of Assistance Loan
Financing Public sector (Sovereign)
Status Approved
Approval Number Loan No. 2009
Approval Date 30 Sep 2003
Closing Date 19 Dec 2006
Geographical Location Districts of Chhukha, Lhuentse, Mongar, Pemagatshel, Punakha, Samtse, Sarpang, and Trashigang.
Sector Energy
Subsector Electricity Transmission and Distribution
Safeguard Categories Environment: B

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