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Project DANTAK completes 60 years in Bhutan

  • Posted By
    10Pointer
  • Categories
    Science & Technology
  • Published
    27th Apr, 2021

Context

  • Project DANTAK is commemorating its Diamond Jubilee in Bhutan. Indian Ambassador to Bhutan Smt Ruchira Kamboj laid a floral wreath at the DANTAK Memorial in Simtokha on April 24, 2021.

What is Project DANTAK?

  • Project DANTAK was established on April 24, 1961 as a result of the visionary leadership of His Majesty the Third King and then Prime Minister Jawahar Lal Nehru.
  • Identifying the utmost importance of connectivity in spurring the socio-economic development and growth of Bhutan, DANTAK was tasked to construct the pioneering motorable roads in the Kingdom.
  • DANTAK completed the road connecting Samdrup Jongkhar to Trashigang in 1968.
  • In the same year, Thimphu was connected to Phuentsholing by DANTAK.
  • Many Bhutanese had also volunteered to work with DANTAK.