Construction of the Hotel and Tourism Management Institute, 4th Phase

Contract partner: GNHC / RGoB - Gross National Happiness Commission - Royal Government of BhutanCountry: Bhutan Funding amount: € 83.398,00Project start: 01.01.2015End: 30.06.2016

Short Description:

Overall goal

A final fourth phase of the project Hotel and Tourism Management Training Institute will result in the finalization of the hotel and other construction works, the testing, commissioning and the issuing of the completion certificate. A second thrust of the contribution will focus on strengthening capacities for operation and maintenance of the facilities. These important objectives require further and continuous assistance of the international experts in order to complete the construction part of the project successfully.

The main results will be that a state-of-the-art tourism training institute comprising a school building, hostel, banquet hall and an attached training hotel with energy efficient features, will function as a regional center of excellence for tourism and hospitality education. The hotel with a capacity of 40 customers with restaurant facilities will provide 120 practice lessons per student per year. The banquet hall with capacity of 250 guests and the attached international professional training kitchen provide additional real-life training opportunities for 100 students per year.

The beneficiaries of this contribution are firstly the students of the RITH who are offered quality vocational education. 230 Students, 115 of them female, have already undergone education at an international competitive standard. Every year 50 additional graduates will enter the labor market with an envisaged employment rate of 95%. Consequently, the tourism industry will benefit as a whole, particularly the 125.000 tourists visiting Bhutan annually, will benefit from improved quality of services from the young well trained graduates.

The contribution is in line with the Austria-Bhutan Country Strategy 2014 – 2018 and objectives and targets of the Tourism Sector as laid down in the 11th Five Year Plan of the Royal Government of Bhutan.

project number2248-00/2015
source of fundingOEZA
sector Tourismus
modalityProject-type interventions
marker Gender: 1
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