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Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
  • Bhutan
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  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Status: Active
Bank Risk Rating: U
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Board Decision Date: 2013-12-12
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Borrower or Client: Ministry of Works and Human Settlement (MoWHS)
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  • Technical Cooperation
Investment Type(s): Grant
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Investment Amount (USD): $ 1.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.

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Original disclosure @ ADB website
Updated in EWS: 2017-09-15
Disclosure Date: 2017-03-29
Improved Urban Environmental Infrastructure Project

Project Description
This project provides assistance by creating proposals for physical and non-physical investments in 9 towns, including screening technical options, basic engineering designs for infrastructure, and water sensitive urban development and climate proofing aspects. Additionally, the technical assistance will include government assessment of the engagement area and institutional issues and mechanisms, as well as poverty reduction, social impacts assessment, gender action plan, safeguards assessments, and the development of frameworks and any plans in response to triggering safeguards.
Investment Description
Contact Information
Ministry of Works and Human Settlement (MoWHS) Post Box #278 Thimphu Bhutan ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF ADB The Accountability Mechanism is an independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who believe they are likely to be, or have been, adversely affected by an Asian Development Bank-financed project. If you submit a complaint to the Accountability Mechanism, they may investigate to assess whether the Asian Development Bank is following its own policies and procedures for preventing harm to people or the environment. You can learn more about the Accountability Mechanism and how to file a complaint at: http://www.adb.org/site/accountability-mechanism/main
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