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Bhutan: Road Network Project

sector: Transport | country: Bhutan

The project completion report (PCR) identified a few important lessons. One is the need to provide sufficient contingencies for similar projects in the future to avoid cost overruns. Another lesson is that adequate training on project management and implementation should be provided to concerned staff as implementation delays were mainly caused by slow and repeated procurement actions. The local competitive bidding adopted in the project provided an opportunity for domestic firms to learn international best practice. This validation offers an additional lesson for future projects. There is a need for realistic estimation of project costs and a more careful assessment of geologic conditions in the project area.

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