What is Project Dantak?


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The Prime Minister 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 24 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.


Q1) What is the Border Roads Organisation (BRO)?

The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) is a road construction executive force in India that provides support to Indian Armed Forces. BRO develops and maintains road networks in India's border areas and friendly neighboring countries.

Source: PM praises initiative by Border Roads Organisation Project Dantak to commemorate 64th Raising Day