This Technology Transfer Advances Bhutan's
- Nationally Determined Contribution to promote a low carbon transport system by use of appropriate intelligent transport systems and improved mass transit.
The transport sector accounts for Bhutan's highest energy-related GHG emissions, totaling 44% of all energy related emissions and over 7% from the sector in the overall GHG emissions. Bad road quality and a difficult terrain, which hinders road expansion, creates challengs to managing transport. A stakeholder’s consultation during Bhutan's Technology Needs Assessment Project, recommended the use of advanced technologies as a part of the potential solution.
Requested CTCN Response
- Preparation of Mobility Plan for Thimphu City
- Detailed Project Report for Intelligent Transport System (ITS) implementation in Thimphu
- Building Professional Capacities on Managing and Operating ITS
- Pilot of ITS for Thimphu
Relevant Technologies and Approaches
- Officials and managers would have enhanced their knowledge and skills in public transport management and use of ITS
- Reduction in GHG emissions due to improved public transport and increased ridership- greater level of mode switching from harmful modes to more cleaner modes of transport
- Enhance co-benefits in terms of reduction in local air pollutants, noise pollution and road crashes
- Enhanced understanding of transport officials in public transport management
- Enhanced understanding of private bus operators in public transport operations