List of steps
(Total number of steps: 18)
Obtain location map  (1)
Obtain site clearance from Bhutan Power Corporation  (4)
Obtain environmental clearance  (3)
Obtain official site plan  (4)
Obtain construction permit  (5)
15
Site visit
Prepare architectural, structural and other drawings copy  (1)

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Summary of the procedure
 

Where to go? (3)

You will have to go to the following agencies. The number indicates how many interactions are required with each entity.
Any licensed architect/ engineer or architectural/ engineering firm (x 2)
1 18
Any licensed architect/ engineer or architectural/ engineering firm
Bhutan Power Corporation, Regional Corporate Office, Gelephu (x 4)
2 3 4 5
Bhutan Power Corporation, Regional Corporate Office, Gelephu
City Corporation, Gelephu (x 12)
City Corporation, Gelephu

What you will get (1)

The objective of the procedure is to obtain those documents.
Construction approval
17
Construction approval

Required documents 

The documents with green band will be provided to you during the procedure.

Electrical/ telephone connection drawings (x 2)
2 13
Electrical/ telephone connection drawings
Location map
2
Location map
Cover letter for site clearance from BPC
2
Cover letter for site clearance from BPC
Environmental clearance application form
6
Environmental clearance application form
Official site plan application form
9
Official site plan application form
Land ownership certificate (x 2)
9 13
Land ownership certificate
Authorization letter for official site plan
9
Authorization letter for official site plan
Building application form
13
Building application form
Official site plan
13
Official site plan
Architectural drawings
13
Architectural drawings
Structural drawings
13
Structural drawings
Sanitary/ sewerage drawing
13
Sanitary/ sewerage drawing
Plumbing/ water supply drawings
13
Plumbing/ water supply drawings
Site clearance from BPC
13
Site clearance from BPC
Authorization letter for construction permit
13
Authorization letter for construction permit

How much?

Cost of the procedure  BTN  3,500

Cost detail

Estimate your cost

BTN 1,500
EC fee for construction approval
BTN 500
BTN 1,500

How long ?

The estimated total time is calculated by adding the time spent: 1) waiting in queue, 2) at the counter and 3) between steps.
  Min. Max.
Total time (sum): 7 d 90 d
of which:
Waiting time in queue (sum): 0mn 1h. 30mn
Attention at counter: 10mn 1h. 30mn
Waiting time until next step (sum): 7 d 90 d

Legal justification?

The regulations which justify the procedure and its content
Bhutan Building Rules 2002 Bhutan Building Rules 2002
  Sections 4.2, 4.1 ,  Article 4.4
Bhutanese Architectural Guidelines 2014 Bhutanese Architectural Guidelines 2014
Thimphu Municipal Development Control Regulations-2004 Development Control Regulations-2004
  Sections 2.2.5, 2.2.6, 2.1.2, 2A ,  Article icle 2.0
Environmental Assessment Act, 2000 Environmental Assessment Act, 2000 Section 35 (sub-section 35.3) and section 63
  Article 35.5
Fee schedules to cover the cost of administering the environmental assessment act 2000 Fee schedules to cover the cost of administering the environmental assessment act 2000
  Article 5
Public Finance Act of Bhutan 2007 Public Finance Act of Bhutan 2007
  articles 171, 172
Regulation for the Environmental Clearance for Projects 2006 Regulation for the Environmental Clearance for Projects 2006 Annex II
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