Survey and Design including EIA, Socio-economic and Geotechnical study of ADB funded, Phegpari – Thungkhar Farm Road(14Km) under JFPR programme.

The main objective of the JFPR project was to provide improved and sustainable access to economic and social services in the project area, leading to improved livelihoods and reduced poverty. The project had five components includes (i) developing selected farm roads, (ii) Institutionalize community management and maintenance of farm road, (iii) To provide small marketing infrastructure and equipment for the subsistence poor, (iv) Improve skills of poor farmers to access financial and technical services and (v) Grant management, monitoring and evaluation. In order to achieve the above objective, a reliable farm road was a prerequisite. The DOA, therefore, awarded the detailed survey and design of the Phegpari-Thunkhar farm road under Trashigang Dzongkhag to APECS consultant who had carried out the survey and Design works successfully. The project was successfully implemented by DoA as per the design.

Following were the major scope of the assignment:

• Risk Area and Activity Review.
• Technical requirement review.
• Detailed topographical and alignment survey which include establishment of benchmark, control points and staking out survey data.
• Detail feasibility study including geotechnical, environmental and social studies.
• Detailed design and working drawings including preparation of design report.
• Preparation of bill of quintiles and cost estimate and technical specifications.
• Preparation of Initial Environmental Examination and Environmental Management plan (EMP).
• Staking out survey data.
• Design of bailey bridge over Nyearama chhu(river).
• Preparation of contract bidding documents.

Detailed survey & Design of Farm Road (LOT 2: 68km) covering 08 Dzongkhag under farm Road Rehabilitation Program funded by GOI.

Farm Road Rehabilitation program, [LOT 2] length 68km was taken up by DOA under GOI assisted SDG. The existing roads were steep, narrow, and geometrically not designed. Therefore, DOA, awarded the survey and design work to a consortium which was successfully managed by APECS consultancy.

Following were the major scope of the assignment:

  • Field survey and  consultation with local leaders and road users’ to arrive at the consensus for change in the  alignment.
  • Realignment wherever techno-economically feasible to improve gradient
  • Improvement of road geometry including U turns
  • Achieving the standard road width as per farm road guidelines and
  • Standardization of road structures/furniture
  • Detailed Survey and Design
  • Preparation of cost estimate and bidding documents