ADB Assistance

ADB's support to Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal (BBIN) in pursuing subregional cooperation was undertaken mainly through (i) capacity building and institutional strengthening of the SASEC Program, (ii) various regional cooperation initiatives, and (iii) ADB-financed projects and TAs.

List of ADB Technical Assistance Projects for SASEC (2000-2010)

Projects

Project no./Title Amount
(USD million)
Approval Date
Loan 2580-BAN/Loan 2578-IND/Loan 2579-NEP/Grant 0179-NEP: SASEC Tourism Infrastructure Development Project 89.50 Oct 2009
Loan 2661-BAN: Bangladesh-India Electrical Interconnection Grid Project 158.60 Aug 2010
Loan 2397-BAN/ Grant 0098-BHU/ Grant 0099-NEP: SASEC Information Highway Project 16.80 Dec 2007

Technical Assistance

TA No./Title Amount
(USD million)
Approval Date
TA 5936: Identification and Prioritization of Subregional Projects in South Asia 785 Sep 2000
TA 6010: South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) II 500 Dec 2001
TA 6297: South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation III 1,000 Dec 2005
TA 5971: Regional Roundtable on Information and Communications Technology 90 Dec 2000
TA 6090: Private Sector Cooperation in the SASEC Subregion - Phase I 150 Dec 2002
TA 6079: Exploring Sri Lanka's Subregional Economic Cooperation Potential 150 Dec 2002
TA 6112: Subregional Corridor Operational Efficiency Study in South Asia Sub region 250 Jul 2003
TA 6132: Private Sector Cooperation in the SASEC Subregion - Phase II 150 Nov 2003
TA 6131: SASEC Tourism Development Plan 450 Nov 2003
TA 6159: SASEC Regional Air Quality Management 400 Dec 2003
TA 6225: SASEC Human Resource Development and Capacity Building in the Tourism Sector 600 Dec 2004
TA 6232: SASEC ICT Development Master Plan 450 Feb 2005
TA 6361: Managing Hazardous Wastes 400 Dec 2006
TA 6433: SASEC Regional Information and Communication Technology Research and Training Network 4,400 Dec 2007 
TA 6504: Improving Connectivity and Destination Management of Cultural and Natural Resources in the South Asia Subregion 2,000 Dec 2008
TA 6358: Preparing the South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Information Highway 500 Dec 2006
TA 6362: Preparing the South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Tourism Development Project 950 Dec 2006
TA 6435: Preparing the South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Transport Logistics and Trade Facilitation Project 1,000 Dec 2007
TA 7491-REG: Support for South Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (SAREC) 1,500 Jan 2010