“Project DANTAK” Completes 60 years in Bhutan

What is the News? Project DANTAK is commemorating its Diamond Jubilee i.e 60 years in Bhutan.

 About Project DANTAK
  • Project DANTAK was established in 1961 under the leadership of the Third King of Bhutan and then Indian Prime Minister Jawahar Lal Nehru.
  • Objective: It was established with the objective of developing roads, telecommunication networks and other such landmark infrastructure-related projects in Bhutan.
  • Nodal Agency: Border Roads Organisation(BRO)
Key Achievements of the Project:
  • Firstly, Project DANTAK completed the road connecting Samdrup Jongkhar to Trashigang in 1968. In the same year, Thimphu was connected to Phuentsholing.
  • Secondly, Some other notable projects executed by the project include the construction of Paro Airport, Yonphula Airfield, Thimphu – Trashigang Highway, Telecommunication & Hydro Power Infrastructure, Sherubtse College, Kanglung and India House Estate.
  • Thirdly, the medical and education facilities established by DANTAK in far-flung areas were often the first in those locations
  • Further, the project also established food outlets along the road. The famous Takthi Canteen midway between Phuentsholing and Thimphu is a compulsory stop for travellers.

Source: PIB

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