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Project Overview

Phuentsholing Township Development Project (PTDP), erstwhile named as Amochhu Land Development and Township Project (ALDTP) is aimed to provide River training and flood protection structures along the Amochhu River, which during monsoon created catastrophic damage to the land and properties, especially along the left bank of the river. Given the immediate and long term benefits of the project to the country and people, Druk Holding and Investments Ltd. (DHI) have been mandated to take up the project. Construction Development Corporation Ltd. (CDCL), a subsidiary company under DHI will be implementing the project as the implementation agency (IA).

In line with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) procedure the International competitive bidding process was initiated by CDCL in early 2017, and the project was ready for implementation since November 2017. However, owing to some site handing taking issues the contract signing was delayed until July 18, 2018. The contract for River Training and Embankment works (CW-01) was signed with M/s AFCONS Infrastructure on July 18, 2018. The letter to proceed was issued to the contractor on September 12, 2018, followed by the site handover from September 27, 2018. The Contractor started mobilizing their manpower and equipments from mid-September 2018.

The contract for Project Implementation Consultants (PIC) was also signed with Egis International JV wth Egis India and Sub-consultant Gyaltshen Consultancy(Bhutan) as on July 18, 2018. The letter to proceed was issued on September 17, 2018 and PIC started their mobilization from October 29, 2018 with few experts deployed at the site as initial mobilization.

In order to take the project forward, CDCL formulated a team comprising of the Project Management Committee (CDLC Management), the Project Management Unit (PMU) stationed at Thimphu, and the Project Implementation Unit (PIU) stationed at Phuentsholing site. This team will oversee the overall implementation of CW-01, Zone-A.

01  Name of Project

Phuentsholing Township Development Project

02  Name of Work

Construction of River Training and Embankment Works.
(CW-01, Zone A)

03  Cost of Project

Nu. 2935 Million

04  Name of Executing Agency

Druk Holding and Investments Limited (DHI)

05  Name of Implementing Agency

Construction Development Corporation Limited (CDCL)

06  Project Start Date

November 01, 2018

07  Project End Date

May 01, 2021

08  Project Anticipated Impact

Impact 1: Balanced and sustainable development of human settlements ensured.

Impact 2: Smart growth principles applied in planning and development.

09  Project Anticipated Impact

Phuentsholing urban area protected from floods and expanded with improved amenities and services.

10  Project Outputs

Output 1: Flood and erosion protection measures installed.

Output 2: Municipal infrastructure constructed.

Output 3: Township management system installed.

Project Management Unit (CDCL)


Tshering Drupchu

Project Director
Thimphu, Bhutan

Project Implementation Unit (CDCL)

Kamal Dhakal

Kamal Dhakal

Project Manager
PIU Office, Phuentsholing

Lhendup Dorji

Dy. Project Manager
PIU Office, Phuentsholing

Dhan Bahadur Ghalley

Stakeholder / Public Relation Manager
PIU Office, Phuentsholing


Environmental Manager
PIU Office, Phuentsholing

Tshering Peldon

Administrative Manager
PIU Office, Phuentsholing

Thinley Yoezer

Site Engineer
PIU Office, Phuentsholing

Kezang Lhaden

Office Assistant
PIU Office, Phuentsholing

Rinzin Dorji

PIU Office, Phuentsholing

project Implementation Consultant (International: Egis International)


Edwin Aggrijatno

Deputy Team Leader
Egis International
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John Field

Hydrology / Sediment Specialist
Egis International

Lucila C. Periada

Contract Specialist
Egis International

Virgilio V. Dizon

Financial Management Specialist
Egis International

Prasanta Kumar Bhowmik

Structural Engineer
Egis International

Project Implementation Consultant (National: Gyaltshen Consultancy)


Sonam Tobgay K

Construction Manager / Quality Control Engineer
Gyaltshen Consultancy

Megay Dorji

Safeguard & Communications Specialist
Gyaltshen Consultancy

Dewarika Gotamey

Material Engineer
Gyaltshen Consultancy

Karma Dezang

Quantity Surveyor
Gyaltshen Consultancy

Karma Wangchuk

Deputation from CDCL

Tandin Wangmo

Lab Technician
Deputaion from CDCL

Yangchen Seldon

Lab Technician
Gyaltshen Consultancy

Sangay Thinley

Ass. Surveyor
Deputation from CDCL

Namgay Wangchuk

Deputation from CDCL

Prem Kumer Ghally

Site Inspector
Deputation from CDCL

Tashi Namgyel

Site Inspector
Gyaltshen Consultancy

Tshering Samdrup

Site Inspector
Depitaion From CDCL

Jangchu Pelden

Site Inspector
Depitaion From CDCL

Sangay Choizom

Office Manager
Gyaltshen Consultancy

Namgay Lhamo Tenzin

Ass. Office Manager
Gyaltshen Consultancy
pema (4)

Pema Namgay

Gyaltshen Consultancy

Phuntsho Namgyal

Gyaltshen Consultancy

Dorji Lhamo

Gyaltshen Consultancy

Choki Dirji

Gyaltshen Consultancy

Suresh Lhorung

Gyaltshen Consultancy

Visit by Honorable Minister of MOEA & meet with Project officials

BBS Team Visit Project Office to cover up Project Details

Meeting with PIU & Department of Forest

Visit by Honorable Prime Minister & meet with Project Officials

Ground Breaking Ceremony​

The Salang Tendrel (Ground Breaking Ceremony) of the PTDP was conducted on November 5, 2018 and was presided over by Venerable Tshugla Lopen of the Zhung Dratshang.
The Chairman of DHI graced the ceremony as the Chief Guest. Other dignitaries including Dasho CEO, DHI, Chhukha Dzongdag, Phuentsholing Thrompon, officials from DHI, CDCL, Phuentsholing Thromde, local leaders and representatives from other relevant stakeholders also attended the Ground Breaking Ceremony.

Asian Development Bank Inception Mission

The ADB team comprising of six members including the Team Leader made an inception mission for PTDP. The mission arrived in Thimphu on November 12 and met with the officials from DHI and CDCL on the same day.
While in Thimphu, the team met with PMU, PIU and PIC of PTDP at CDCL Conference Hall and discussed on some issues concerning the mobilization of project team, environmental concerns, ADB guidelines and procurement regulations as per ADB procedures. The team visited PTDP site on 16th and 17th November and met with contractor. While in Phuentsholing, the mission team met with local officials, including Dasho Thrompon and relevant officials of Phuentsholing Thromde. The team departed the country on November 22, after wrap up meetings with DHI, CDCL DoME and MoF in Thimphu.

Introductory Meeting with Phuentsholing Thromde

PTDP organized an introductory meeting with Phuentsholing Thromde on 26th November 2018 at the Thromde Conference Hall.
The meeting was conducted to officially introduce PTDP team including the contractor and consultant to Thromde officials so that smooth communications could be enhanced during execution of projects. In the meeting, the contractor highlighted on their plan on how to mitigate environmental pollutions, management of communities around and diversion and management of traffic around the project site.

Visit by Honorable Chairman and Board Directors of CDCL​

PTDP Physical Work Progress(CWO1) as of 30-09-2020(Q8)

CW01 Overall Physical Progress as of 30-09-2020:52.85%

2A. River Training Works: 78.82%

1. Diaphragm Wall: 93.63%
2. Cast in Citu Wall: 72.05%
3. Dead Man Anchor: 16.72%
4. Anchor Slab: 3.77%

2B. Embankmensts Works: 9.29%

1. Open Outfalls: 24.96%
2. Ducted Outfalls: 2.43%
3. Filling Works: 38.3%
4. Retaining Walls: 3.45%
5. Stone Wire Crates: 2.53%

2C. Generals Earth Filling: 63.54%

1. Filling Works: 63.54%

2D. Promenade Finishing Works: 14.32%

1. Upper Walkway: 14.42%
2. Lower Walkway: Less Than1%

2E. Irrigation and Landscape Works: 0%

PTDP (CW01): Financial Progress Curve as of 30-09-2020 (Q8)


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