27th OCT 2020


India-assisted hydroelectric project in Bhutan wins UK engineers’ body award India-assisted Mangdechhu Hydroelectric project in Bhutan has been awarded the Brunel Medal-2020, an award conferred by the UK’s top engineering body, Institute of Civil Engineers. The 720-MW Mangdechhu run-of-river power project is built on the Mangdechhu River in Trongsa Dzongkhag district of central Bhutan at a cost of Rs 4,500-crore. The project was jointly inaugurated by the prime ministers of the two countries in August 2019, during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s state visit to Bhutan. Important takeaways for all competitive exams: Capital of Bhutan: Thimphu. Prime minister of Bhutan: Lotay Tshering. The currency of Bhutan: Bhutanese ngultrum.

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