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Project Dantak

Topics Covered: India and its neighbourhood- relations.

Project Dantak:


Context:

Project DANTAK completes 60 years in Bhutan.

About the project:

  • Project DANTAK was established on April 24, 1961.
  • DANTAK was tasked to construct the pioneering motorable roads in the Kingdom.

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.

Significance:

  • Over the years, DANTAK has met the myriad infrastructure requirements in Bhutan in accordance with the vision of Their Majesties and the aspirations of the people in a symbiotic manner.
  • The medical and education facilities established by DANTAK in far flung areas were often the first in those locations.
  • The food outlets along the road introduced the Bhutanese to Indian delicacies and developed a sweet tooth in them.

Sources: PIB.