Staff Reporter 

The Government of India has released Nu 759 million of the funding committed under project tied assistance (PTA) for education, infrastructure development, agriculture and livestock enterprise development projects.

Out of this grant amount, Nu 188 million has been earmarked for the construction of 40km Halhalay-Dorokha-Namchukhola road in Samtse. The blacktopping and resurfacing works are expected to complete by June 2022.

An amount of Nu 280 million is for the Education Flagship Program projects that aim to enhance ICT skills of students, supply digital devices to schools and augment trainers’ competencies in computer coding.

According to a press release from the Indian Embassy in Thimphu Nu 170 million of the released budget is for the Improvement of Puili road in Dewathang and Nu 121.028 million for the livestock development activities.

For the 12th Five Year Plan, the Government of India has committed financial support of Nu 45 billion comprising Nu 28 billion of Project Tied Assistance, Nu 8.5 billion of assistance towards High Impact Community Development Projects and Nu 8.5 billion of Program Grant assistance.