City Bus Access Project (WB-P156126)

  • Bhutan
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Specific Location
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  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Apr 7, 2016
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Government of Bhutan, Thimphu Thromde, City Bus Company
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  • Law and Government
  • Transport
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Investment Type(s)
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 4.45 million
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Bank reported
Converted using 2016-04-07 exchange rate.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Jul 21, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Nov 24, 2015

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Project Description
This project provides funding for the expansion of public transportation in Bhutan's capital city, Thimphu. Specifically, the project will finance the expansion of bus services in the city.
Investment Description

Contact Information
World Bank Contact: Dominic Pasquale Patella Title: Sr Transport. Spec. Tel: 458-4619 Email: Contact: Dechen Tshering Title: Disaster Risk Management Speci Tel: 5739+124 Email: Contact: Tenzin Lhaden Title: Operations Officer Tel: 5739+130 Email: Borrower/Client/Recipient Name: Ministry of Finance Contact: Lam Dorji Title: Secretary Tel: 975332722 Email: Implementing Agencies: Name: Thimphu Thromde Contact: Mr. Kinzang Title: Coordinator Tel: 975-1760-1601 Email: Name: City Bus Co. Contact: Pasang Tshering Title: Manager Tel: 97517603500 Email: ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF WORLD BANK The World Bank Inspection Panel is the independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who believe they are likely to be, or have been, adversely affected by a World Bank-financed project. If you submit a complaint to the Inspection Panel, they may investigate to assess whether the World Bank is following its own policies and procedures for preventing harm to people or the environment. You can contact the Inspection Panel or submit a complaint by emailing You can learn more about the Inspection Panel and how to file a complaint at: