Bhutan: Poverty alleviation through road development in southern Bhutan
|Project location:||Dagana District, Bhutan|
|Consortium:||Advance Consulting, Himalaya Engineering & Management Consultants & Gonefel Options Consult|
|Project Budget:||€ 21.8 million|
|External financing:||ORIO Facility of Infrastructure Development|
|Project period:||2009 – 2012|
Peter Bleeker and Frank Joosten of Advance Consulting assisted the Royal Government of Bhutan with securing grant support for a road construction project from the ORIO Facility for Infrastructure Development. They prepared the original application in November 2009 and upon approval worked together and coordinated a team of Bhutanese consultants and engineers for the preparation of the actual road designs and the social and environmental impact assessments. In addition Advance Consulting was responsible for the assessment of the economic and development impact and the liaison with the Dutch ORIO programme management in The Hague on behalf of the Department of Roads and the Gross National Happiness Commission in Thimphu, Bhutan.