Vision & Mission
Due to changing demands for infrastructure services both quantitatively and qualitatively, the guiding strategies for effective services will be pursued through wider application of commercial principals, encouragement of competition, decentralization and private sector participation, and increased user participation and user fees. These are nothing new but constitute the development strategies of the royal government. The role of the government is slowly shifting from being a provider to a facilitator.
Thus, the vision of the ministry is:-
“To be a professional organization, competent in enabling provision of physical infrastructure of excellent quality, environmentally sound and embodying the Bhutanese Cultural and traditional values to foster socio economic development”.
a) Excellent quality :- Physical infrastructure, which is technically of superior quality, cost effective and which contributes to the economic development of the country, engaging the state of technical know-how in construction.
b) Environmentally sound :- The physical infrastructure will not pose any threat to the pristine environment by its existence and during its construction. It shall draw upon the natural resources in an eco-friendly and sustainable basis from the environment.
c) Embodying the Bhutanese culture and tradition :- The physical infrastructure shall have deep reverence for the traditional designs and cultural values symbolized in the Bhutanese architecture. It shall blend and promote the cultural and traditional values manifested in the Bhutanese architecture.
Primary function of the Ministry
a. Formulate policies and develop plans related to physical infrastructures in the country.
b. Develop and implement Acts/regulations/standards related to physical infrastructure.
c. Engage in and coordinate capacity building of technical human resources in the country .
d. Set policies to promote appropriate construction industry.
e. Promote research and development that would serve to maintain a synergy between technology, environment and the traditional values.
f. Develop plans and policies for proper human settlements through growth centre