Bhutan: Air Transport Connectivity Enhancement Project – Additional Financing

Additional financing for this project will build on the objectives of the original project design, further strengthening safety and security, and improving passenger convenience and service at Bumthang, Gelephu, and Yonphula domestic airports. The overall project supports development of a safe, reliable, and efficient air transport system connecting urban and rural centers in Bhutan, improving accessibility, and promoting tourism and high-value agriculture.


PROJECT DETAILS

Commitment Date

Funding Type

Country

Sector

Status

Total Cost

29 Jun 2016

Grant

Bhutan

Transport/Air

Ongoing

$4.42 million

KEY OUTPUTS

Bumthang Airport passenger terminal building constructed

Aviation security staff quarters at Gelephu airport constructed

Safety barrier for apron perimeter at Yonphula airport installed

FINANCING

$4 million (Asian Development Bank)

$420,000 (Government of Bhutan)