39225-034: South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Road Connectivity Project

Project Data Sheet (PDS): Overview


ADB and the Government of Bhutan are working together to bring safer roads and more opportunities to the southern part of the country. The South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Road Connectivity Project will build 68.3 km of the vital Southern East West Highway between the towns of Dewathang and Nganglam, which is one of the main crossing points between Bhutan and India. The new stretch of road will improve the connection between Bhutan' s main north south highways and India 's ... Read More

Country Bhutan
Project Number 39225-034
Type or Modality of Assistance Loan
Financing Public sector (Sovereign)
Status Approved
Approval Numbers Loan No. 3149
Grant No. 0400
Approval Date 31 Jul 2014
ADB Financing ($ thousand) 50,350
Sector Transport
Subsector Road transport (non-urban)
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth (ESG)
Inclusive economic growth (IEG)
Regional integration (RCI)
Drivers of Change Gender equity and mainstreaming (GEM)
Governance and capacity development (GCD)
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories Category 3: Some gender elements (SGE)
Safeguard Categories Environment: A
Resettlement: A
Indigenous People: C

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