The Detailed Project Report of the Bhutan Education City is expected to be complete in about nine months. The two Indian companies, which will construct the education city, IL&FS Township and Urban Assets Limited and Infinity, have hired a consultant to work on the report.
The study has already begun. The report will cover infrastructure development and architectural design of the city.
“Whenever an opportunity in the public-private partnership comes up, we go by the value that is involved in the project and its socio-economic factors are also taken into consideration not just the commercial.”
IL&FS Township and Urban Assets Limited
Once the report is complete, the education city will be built on over a thousand acres of government land at Wangsisina in Thimphu. The site is currently abuzz with the construction of an access road from the main highway towards the site. Construction of a bridge within the site has also begun.
The project is divided into two phases. The construction cost is expected to be between Nu.15-20 billion.