Technical Assistance to RITH for supervision the construction infrastructure

Contract partner: GNHC / RGoB - Gross National Happiness Commission - Royal Government of Bhutan Country: Bhutan Funding amount: € 345.000,00 Project start: 01.01.2011 End: 30.06.2016

Short Description:

Overall goal

In accordance with Bhutanese development priorities in the 10th 5 Years Plan (2008-2013) the tourism sector will be strenghtened to create job opportunities and to increase high-quality - low-impact tourism and thereby foreign revenues. A central strategic investment in this regard will be Royal Institute fro Hospitality and Tourism (RITH), the first Bhutanese training institute in the tourism sector.

While the construction of the RITH has reached its final stages, the construction of the training hotel began only in March 2010. The whole construction work is managed by the Project Management Unit with the technical assistance from the local engineers and Austrian experts for management, supervision and the monitoring. The RITH has commenced its first diploma course on 2010/08/02 with 50 students (50% women).

The main objective of the project is to provide technical assistance to the Royal Government of Bhutan for the monitoring and supervision of the construction of the RITH and the training hotel. The expected results are

- the completion of the RITH and the training hotel as per design and quality standards

- the construction and commissioning of RITH and the training hotel shall take place within time schedule, budget frame and as per design, as well as quality standards are observed.

Planned activities are

- to closely monitor and guide the contractors in their performance as per their bills of quantities

- to ensure the quality of the construction and all parts thereof strictly in accordance with the approved drawing and specifications of the RIHT and the training hotel.

The target group is Royal Government of Bhutan and its Project Management Unit. Indirect beneficiaries are the students of the RIHT and future school leavers from grade 10 and beyond, who will be offered vocational education and professional training.

project number 2248-01/2011
source of funding OEZA
sector Tourismus
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