4th India-Bhutan Development Cooperation Talks for the 11th Five Year Plan held in New Delhi

Sep 3, 2015 09:05 IST

The fourth India-Bhutan Development Cooperation Talks for the 11th Five Year Plan of Bhutan was held on 2 September 2015 in New Delhi.

The Indian delegation was led by Sujata Mehta, Secretary (M&ER) and the Bhutanese delegation was led by Dasho Tshering Dorji, Foreign Secretary of Bhutan.

During the talks, both sides reviewed the overall progress of Project Tied Assistance (PTA)  projects and agreed to a reprioritized list of projects.

Further, the two sides agreed to hold the next annual Development Cooperation Talks in 2016 in the Bhutanese capital Thimphu.

About Annual Development Cooperation Talks

• These are the umbrella mechanism for discussing Government of India’s bilateral developmental assistance to Bhutan.
• India has committed 2800 crore rupees as PTA, 850 crore rupees for Programme Grant and 850 crore rupees for Small Development Projects (SDPs) for Bhutan’s 11th Five Year Plan (July 2013 - June 2018).
• A total of 85 PTA projects and 485 SDPs have been broadly agreed for implementation during the current Plan period.

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