Preparing the Bhutan Power Development Project

This technical assistance aimed to expand the national power supply and extend electricity to remote rural households through rural electrification, interregional transmission links, and Dagachhu hydropower development. This contributed to region-wide energy efficiency and cross-border economic cooperation. It further helped the Government promote private sector participation in hydropower development through the design of a policy and institutional framework.

PROJECT DETAILS

Approval29 Jan 2007
Funding TypeTechnical Assistance
CountryBhutan
SectorEnergy
StatusClosed
Total Cost$1.91 million

KEY OUTPUTS

Technical, financial, and economic assessment prepared

Cofinancing plan through public-private partnership and sector development map provided

Institutional framework for hydropower development and private partnerships developed

FINANCING

$1.6 million (Asian Development Bank, financed through the Japan Special Fund)

$310,000 (Government of Bhutan)