Dagachhu HPP - Support for Preparation of Tender Documents

Contract partner: GNHC / RGoB - Gross National Happiness Commission - Royal Government of Bhutan Country: Bhutan Funding amount: € 600.000,00 Project start: 01.07.2007 End: 31.07.2009

Short Description:

Overall goal

In 2004, the Royal Government of Bhutan and the Republic of Austria agreed to undertake the Dagachhu HPP as a project to be funded under the Clean Development Mechanism. The preparation of the Feasibility Study and the Financial and Economic Analysis of the project were financed by Austria and were completed in 2006/2007.

Under this project, a grant assistance will be provided to the Royal Government of Bhutan to assist (Technical Assistance) the Department of Energy (DoE)/Dagachhu Hydropower Project Authority (DHPA) of the Ministry of Trade and Industry, Royal Government of Bhutan for the Preparation of Technical specification of works (Civil & Electro Mechanical) except pre-construction works (roads, bridges, construction power line), preparation of Bill of Quantities (BOQ) of works, preparation of tender level design and specification drawings, where necessary in additional to the existing feasibility study and assist the DHPA in terms of clarifying the design, specification etc. of the works till the award of contract to the successful bidders. Besides the project will also assist and support (Technical Assistance) the Dagachu Hydropower Project Authority during the tendering, tender evaluation and negotiation process including providing engineering and advisory services as part of technical backstopping support to DHPA during 2008 as per the progress of the project.

project number 2296-02/2007
source of funding OEZA
sector Energiegewinnung /erneuerbare Energiequellen
  • Policy marker: are used to identify, assess and facilitate the monitoring of activities in support of policy objectives concerning gender equality, aid to environment, participatory development/good governance, trade development and reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health. Activities targeting the objectives of the Rio Conventions include the identification of biodiversity, climate change mitigation, climate change adaptation, and desertification.
    • 1= policy is a significant objective of the activity
    • 2= policy is the principal objective of the activity
  • Donor/ source of funding: The ADA is not only implementing projects and programmes of the Austrian Development Cooperation , but also projects funded from other sources and donors such as
    • AKF - Foreign Disaster Fund of the Austrian federal government
    • BMLFUW - Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water
    • EU - Funds of the European Commission
    • Others - various other donors are listed in ADA’s annual business report.
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  • Purpose/ sector code: classifies the specific area of the recipient’s economic or social structure, funded by a bilateral contribution.
  • Tied/Untied: Untied aid is defined as loans and grants whose proceeds are fully and freely available to finance procurement from all OECD countries and substantially all developing countries. Transactions are considered tied unless the donor has, at the time of the aid offer, clearly specified a range of countries eligible for procurement which meets the tests for “untied” aid.