Review curriculum of Environmental Friendly Road Construction(EFRC)
College of Science and Technology, Phuentsoling, Bhutan
January 2012 to June 2012
College of Science and Technology (CST), Phuentsoling is an institute located in Bhutan. The major objective of this assignment was to develop an Environment Friendly Road Construction (EFRC) curriculum for CST that reflects the widely applied EFRC techniques in Bhutan and elsewhere in the world that minimizes the impact on natural world from road construction and its operation.
Services provided by SW Nepal
In this regard, SW Nepal at first reviewed the draft curriculum and textbook materials prepared by the CST. Delegates from CST visited Nepal to study environment friendly road construction tools and practices. A 9 day workshop was organized by SW Nepal to discuss on the matter followed by a field visit to Araniko Highway, Lamosangu – Jiri Road and Mude – Tekanpur Road to observe large-scale of bio-engineering works. The team also visited Department of Road, Ministry of Physical Planning and Works, Civil Engineering Department of Kathmandu University and IOE Pulchowk to learn about the institutions experience in design and teaching of EFRC related courses and curriculum.
Following the study visit in Nepal, a 3 day workshop was organized in Paro, Bhutan to share and discuss the draft curriculum with the objective of arriving at draft final curriculum. The project resulted in a development of a comprehensive EFRC curriculum that contained an extensive package of EFRC elements and an updated/revised Highway Engineering Curriculum that incorporated the key EFRC elements.