It seems like "geological surprises" are not so uncommon - it is happening elsewhere too - not just in Bhutan.
The US$2.8 billion Hidroituango mega dam being built on the river Cauca in Colombia is all poised to collapse. For a full report, please read the following:
What is striking about the above case is that it is so, so similar to our own PHPA-I project that has been languishing in a state of limbo for years.
The case of Hidroituango dam should serve as a lesson for all Bhutanese who hanker after hydro-power projects.
I still say that it is time that we did a rethink on the doomed PHPA-I. We are still not late to avert an imminent catastrophe.