Seminar on dam construction
A seminar on dam construction was organised by DGPC in Thimphu from April 18 to 19, 2019. The resource persons were invited from Soletanche Bachy, a French specialist foundation contractor with origins in dam constructions worldwide.
A total of 45 executives and senior officials from DGPC, KHEL, THyE, DHPS, PHPA-I and II, CDCL and WAPCOS attended the seminar.
The main objective of the seminar was to share past experiences, including challenges and solutions, from some of projects Soletanche Bachy has worked with. Their presentation covered cut-off wall projects, dam repair, tunnelling capabilities, landslide stabilisation and SB equipment. They also presented on the latest technology and methodology that can be applicable to some of the future projects in Bhutan, given the current challenges and issues with hydropower projects under construction in Bhutan.