With this background, in 2009, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved a technical assistance project for the Transport Efficiency through Logistics Development Policy Study, which carried out a comprehensive analysis of the PRC’s transport and logistics system and institutions.
Availability of accurate, reliable and consistent aviation data for States’ decision-making and accountability, and for operations transparency to all the air transport stakeholders and markets; and Availability of tools and forecasting necessary to measure and, to the extent possible, predict the various aspects of civil aviation development.
Asia - Asia - Transportation: Reference has already been made to the main transport systems that linked Asia and the Western world. Until the 19th century the land, or caravan, routes, supplemented by oceangoing vessels, were predominant. In the latter half of the 19th century there was a major shift to seagoing vessels. Rail and road transport has become important for moving passengers within.
ADB is helping Bhutan upgrade three domestic airports, Bumthang, Gelephu, and Yonphula, to enhance their capacity, safety, and efficiency. The project will include expanding terminal space and aircraft parking areas, new perimeter fencing, air rescue and firefighting services, navigational and communication aids, and drainage and flood protection systems.