Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently praised the initiative by Border Roads Organisation Project Dantak to commemorate the 64th Raising Day.
About Project Dantak –
- Project Dantak is an overseas project of the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) under the Ministry of Defence of India.
- It was established on 24th April 1961 as a result of an agreement between Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, the third king of Bhutan and then Prime Minister of India Jawahar Lal Nehru.
- It is primarily focused on developing infrastructure and providing connectivity in remote areas of Bhutan.
- It was tasked to construct the pioneering motorable roads in Bhutan.
- It completed the road connecting Samdrup Jongkhar to Trashigang in 1968. In the same year, Thimphu was connected to Phuentsholing by Dantak.
- Some other 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.
- The project recruits local workers from Bhutan as well as Indian workers from adjoining districts along the India-Bhutan border.