Project Data Sheets (PDS) contain summary information on the project or program: Because the PDS is a work in progress, some information may not be included in its initial version but will be added as it becomes available. Information about proposed projects is tentative and indicative.
|PDS Creation Date||17 Nov 2006|
|PDS Updated as of||22 Dec 2011|
|Project Name||Subregional Transport Facilitation (NEP)|
|Geographical Location||Birgunj, Bhairahawa, Kakarbhitta|
|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
|Drivers of Change||–|
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories||–|
|Type/Modality of Assistance||Approval Number||Source of Funding||Approved Amount (thousand)|
|Loan||2097||Asian Development Fund||20,000|
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The contractors complied with the provisions related to the minimum wages, child labor and other legal requirements. DOR submitted the updated progress report on land compensation and resettlement, including its verification by an external monitoring agency/consultant on 12 May 2010.
Review mission conducted from 10 to 19 May 2010.
|During Project Design
|During Project Implementation
|The principal objective of the Project is to reduce transportation costs associated with Nepal's imports and exports, and to improve the efficiency and organization of transit trade documentation and data exchange. It also aims at promoting sub-regional economic cooperation through improved trade facilities and transit logistics under the SASEC Program.|
|Transit logistics and trade facilities play a critical role for economic development and cooperation for Nepal as well as the SASEC subregion. To achieve economic development through international trade, physical and procedural obstacles hindering the competitiveness of export industries need to be reduced to the largest extent possible to reduce major barriers to foreign markets; promote a greater integration of developing countries in the global economic and attract foreign direct investment to least developed countries. Nepalese tradeable goods face one of the highest transport costs in the region, impeding the country's ability to improve competitiveness of its export goods and expand foreign trade. To improve reliability of delivery of goods and reduce transport cost, it is necessary to have rationalized transit agreements, improved border roads, transit practice and facilities, simplified and modernized customs clearance procedures and documentations, and modern data exchange system. Consistent with ADB's policies and HMGN's 10th Five-year Plan, the project is part of international efforts to help Nepal to improve transit logistics and trade facilitation that can be implemented in the country and yet it will have a big impact on trade and transit transport development between Nepal and other countries within SASEC to promote economic growth and poverty reduction. The ADB-sponsored South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) program comprising Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal developed action programs for subregional economic cooperation in six priority sectors: transport, energy, tourism, environment, trade, investment and private sector cooperation and information and communication technology. The Transport Working Group under the SASEC program identified six major subregional transport corridors, two involving Nepal, that need to remove institutional and physical impediments (choke points) to enhance subregional transport connectivity and economic integration.|
|Description of Outcome
|Progress Towards Outcome
|Description of Project Outputs
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
|Status of Development Objectives
|Date of First Listing||2006 Nov 17|
About 37 person-months of international consultants and 301 person-months of domestic consultants will be required to assist the executing agency in (i) institutional capacity building with documents preparation and specification recommendation with respect to equipment for institutional capacity building component, and training on automation or cargo clearance improvement component; (ii) detailed design, bid preparation, procurement and construction supervision, and contract administration for two access roads and ICD, (iii) study and recommendation of toll level and collection methodology, and (iv) assisting the executing agency in monitoring and verifying resettlement action plans, environment management plans, HIV/AIDS and human trafficking program. Consulting firm will be recruited using ADB's quality- and cost-based selection procedure in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants and other arrangements satisfactory to ADB on the engagement of domestic consultants.
All civil works contract packages will be procured in accordance with ADB's Guidelines for Procurement following international competitive bidding procedures. Equipment for international shopping will be accepted for supply contracts valued at less than $500,000, and direct purchase will be applied for small or off-the-shelf items valued at less than $100,000.
|Procurement and Consulting Notices
|Fact-finding||24 May 2004 to 04 Jun 2004|
|Management Review Meeting||03 Aug 2004|
|Approval||04 Nov 2004|
|Last Review Mission||–|
|Loan 2097||04 Nov 2004||19 Jan 2005||10 May 2005||01 Jul 2010||–||21 Sep 2010|
|Date||Approval Number||ADB (US$ thousand)||Others (US$ thousand)||Net Percentage|
|Cumulative Contract Awards|
|20 Aug 2014||Loan 2097||17,342||0||99.00%|
|20 Aug 2014||Loan 2097||17,540||0||100.00%|
Covenants are categorized under the following categories—audited accounts, safeguards, social, sector, financial, economic, and others. Covenant compliance is rated by category by applying the following criteria: (i) Satisfactory—all covenants in the category are being complied with, with a maximum of one exception allowed, (ii) Partly Satisfactory—a maximum of two covenants in the category are not being complied with, (iii) Unsatisfactory—three or more covenants in the category are not being complied with. As per the 2011 Public Communications Policy, covenant compliance ratings for Project Financial Statements apply only to projects whose invitation for negotiation falls after 2 April 2012.
|Sector||Social||Financial||Economic||Others||Safeguards||Project Financial Statements|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Nianshan Zhang (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
|Responsible ADB Department||South Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Divisions||Transport and Communications Division, SARD|
Ministry of Physical Planning and Works
Mr. Purna. P. Kadariya
|List of Project Documents||http://www.adb.org/projects/37027-013/documents|