Project Data Sheet

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PDS Creation Date
PDS Updated as of 09 Aug 2011

Project Name Subregional Transport Facilitation Project (previously Subregional Transport Facilitation - NEP)
Country Regional
Project/Program Number 37027-012
Status Closed
Geographical Location
In preparing any country program or strategy, financing any project, or by making any designation of, or reference to, a particular territory or geographic area in this document, the Asian Development Bank does not intend to make any judgments as to the legal or other status of any territory or area.
Sector Transport and ICT
Subsector Transport Management and Policies
Strategic Agendas
Drivers of Change
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories


Type/Modality of Assistance Approval Number Source of Funding Approved Amount (thousand)
Technical Assistance6139Japan Special Fund600

Summary of Environmental and Social Issues

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

During Project Design
During Project Implementation


The TA is to assist the Government in improving transport efficiencies by preparing a project aiming to (i) strengthen the road connectivity; (ii) promote domestic and international trade by improving crossing border facilities; and (iii) capacity building. The TA will assist the Government to prepare a project suitable for ADB financing to (i) improve the sub-regional route from Birganj to Hetauda along the Tribhuvan Highway and other border crossings to national highways; (ii) enhance crossing border facilities to improve trade flows with India, Bhutan, Bangladesh and third countries. The Project will improve the sub-region, including improvement of transport connections to Kokata and Haldia Port, and improve the domestic transport system in Nepal. These transport improvements will support growth in sub-regional trade and investment, and thereby contribute to economic growth and poverty reduction. The TA is to help the Government to prepare a project for road improvements along approximately 85 km of national highways by construction of access control roads, construction of a new access road to the Inland Clearance Depot (ICD)/dry port in Birganj, improvements in traffic circulation at border crossings, and develop ICDs to serve customs and freight handling at three border crossings with India. The TA will assist the Government in conducting feasibility studies of the roads and ICD facilities, and improving Customs and ICD operations procedures, including technical options for roads improvement and ICDs, cost estimates, economic and financial analyses, social assessment, poverty analysis, resettlement plan and environmental assessment. The TA will review and incorporate where possible the findings and recommendations of other sub-regional trade and transport studies.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Development Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Towards Outcome

Outputs and Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Status of Development Objectives
Material Changes

Business Opportunities

Date of First Listing 2007 Feb 15
Consulting Services
Staffing inputs will be about 17 person-months of international consultants and 30 person-months of domestic consultants. The consultants will have expertise in road engineering, institutional strengthening, transport economics, financial analysis, transport services and trade facilitiation, customs and ICD operations, environmental assessment, poverty analysis, social development.
Procurement and Consulting Notices


Concept Clearance 18 Mar 1999
Fact-finding 11 Aug 2003 to 22 Aug 2003
Management Review Meeting
Approval 19 Nov 2003
Last Review Mission


Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Technical Assistance 6139 19 Nov 2003 12 Jan 2004 12 Jan 2004 31 Jul 2004 30 Apr 2005


Date Approval Number ADB (US$ thousand) Others (US$ thousand) Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards
Cumulative Disbursements

TA Amount (US$ thousand)

Approval Number Approved Amount Revised Amount Total Commitment Uncommitted Balance Total Disbursement Undisbursed Balance
Technical Assistance 6139 600 600 505 95 505 95

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer ()
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Transport and Communications Division, SARD
Executing Agencies Ministry of Physical Planning and Works


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