SASEC Mini Dry Port Project to Help Ease Traffic in Phuentsholing, Bhutan
20 December 2016
Two of three South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) project components are seeing progress in Bhutan. A planned mini dry port project aims to provide cargo and other commercial vehicles a route that avoids the main roads in the border town of Phuentsholing, where motorists currently suffer heavy traffic.
Another component of the project expected to ease traffic congestion is a 2.66-kilometer (km) bypass to connect Bau Bazaar in Jaigon and the Phuentsholing-Thimphu highway. The bypass will be routed through the planned mini dry port.
Phuentsholing Thromde has submitted a report on the planned bypass to the Asian Development Bank (ADB), which has committed $12.95 million for the project.