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.
27 Feb 2007
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
$1.6 million (Asian Development Bank, financed through the Japan Special Fund)
$310,000 (Government of Bhutan)