UIDP-Urban Infrastructure Development Project



Urban Infrastructure Development Project (UIDP): BHU: 2258


The Phuentsholing Thromde had received a fund of USD. 2.64million (Nu. 116.16Million) from the Asian Development Bank under Loan No: 2258 to improve the Thromde’s basic urban facilities. 


The main objective of Urban Infrastructure Development Project entails improving, upgrading, and expanding urban infrastructure facilities in Phuentsholing. Phuentsholing being a commercial hub and gate way of Bhutan faces the full force of urban migration and urban sprawl generated by limited job opportunities in rural areas. The Project was started in the year 2006 and completed in 2013.


Phuentsholing Thromde under this fund has developed a priority list of projects to improve conditions within the city boundaries and following activities were undertaken.


1.      Construction of Road from FCB Auction yard junction to WTP.

2.       Pedestrian Overpass near RICBL Junction:

3.       Pedestrian Bridge over Omchu      

4.  Road connecting Thimphu – Phuentsholing Highway to Gakilam.

5.  Development of Community Park in front of RICBL office 

6.Footpath from Thimphu Highway to Pemaling Housing

7.RICB Junction improvement

8.Widening of Norkhil Lam from Namgyel Phodrang Building (old Vegetable Market) to Dhuti Bridge

9.Parking near bus terminal

10Junction improvement near CMI Building (Lyonpo Leki's Building)

11.Drainage Improvement and road widening along Thuen lam.

The Project is being completed in all respect and the Project Completion Report was issued. 


Some of the photographs of developed facilities are shown.




photographs of developed facilities are shown here photographs