Syllabus Section: International Relations

Why in News?

  • Project DANTAK is commemorating its Diamond Jubilee in Bhutan. 


  • Project Dantak is Border Roads Organisation’s one of the oldest project.
  • Project DANTAK was established on April 24, 1961,
  • It was result of visionary leadership of His Majesty the Third King and then Prime Minister Jawahar Lal Nehru.
  • Dantak was tasked to construct the pioneering motorable roads in the Kingdom

Importance of the Project:

  • Project has helped in spurring the
  • socio-economic development and growth of Bhutan,
  • the Project has completed approximately 1600 km of blacktopped roads and 120 km of tracks in Bhutan with 5000 meters of bridges over them.
  • Some other notable projects executed under the project include the construction of Paro Airport, Yonphula Airfield, Thimphu – Trashigang Highway, Telecommunication & Hydro Power Infrastructure, Sherubtse College, Kanglung and India House Estate.
  • The medical and education facilities established by DANTAK in far flung areas were often the first in those locations.


About Border Road Organisation:

  • BRO was conceived and raised in 1960 by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru for coordinating the speedy development of a network of roads in the North and the North Eastern border regions of the country.
  • It works under the administrative control of the Ministry of Defence.
  • It has diversified into a large spectrum of construction and development works comprising airfields, building projects, defence works and tunneling and has endeared itself to the people.

Source: PIB

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