56 BRIDGE EX­PERTS IN THREE YEARS

Business Bhutan - - Money -

The coun­try will have 56 bridge ex­perts in three years. Ten ex­perts from Ja­pan In­ter­na­tional Co­op­er­a­tion Agency (JICA) will be train­ing en­gi­neers with the Min­istry of Works and Hu­man set­tle­ment (MoWHS).

An agree­ment between JICA and MoWHS was signed on Fri­day. The en­gi­neers will be trained on plan­ning, de­sign­ing, con­struc­tion and main­te­nance of bridge.

JICA said the con­crete and steel per­ma­nent bridges built 40-50 years ago have de­te­ri­o­rated due to lack of main­te­nance and that bridges built in 1970s and 1980s have out­lived their de­signs. The en­gi­neers will also be in­vited to at­tend a two-week train­ing in Ja­pan.

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