Geotechnical studies for the Reconstruction of Bridges at Chuzumsa, Nikachu and Zalam chu for the Department of Roads was taken up by JICA. The construction has been successfully implemented through technical and financial support of JICA for the reconstruction of bridges along the lateral /National Highways in Bhutan. Part of the geotechnical investigation was sourced to APECS which was successfully completed.

Following were the major scope of the assignment:

• To carry out Plate Load test, Trial pitting and other related field and laboratory tests for geotechnical Investigation report. (As a part of the investigation the associate partner conducted drilling works).
• To compute Soil bearing capacity of the soil for settlement studies and Laboratory tests .




Bhutan Engineering Power Co. Pvt. Limited DoR/ JICA


October 2014- October 2014