Japan Boosts Bhutan Farm Road Initiative

    A muddy road in Bhutan. Japan is giving USD3 million to help Bhutan improve farm roads in the country's most remote regions. Photo by: hockadilly / CC BY-NC hockadillyCC BY-NC

    Japan is providing USD3 million to help Bhutan improve farm roads in some of its poorest and most remote regions.

    The grant will be drawn from the Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction, which is managed by the Asian Development Bank. It will be used to development some 40 kilometers of farm roads in two of Bhutan’s most impoverished districts. A portion of the money will be used to procure equipment and provide skills training to the beneficiary communities.

    Japan’s assistance will be implemented through Bhutan’s Farm Roads to Support Poor Farmers’ Livelihoods Project.

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