Nepal: Urban Transport Planning and Management

Sovereign Project | 44238-012 Status: Closed


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Project Name Urban Transport Planning and Management
Project Number 44238-012
Country Nepal
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7948-NEP: Urban Transport Planning and Management
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 800,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Urban public transport

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome Comprehensive training on contract administration and management was conducted from April 21 to 30, 2014 and a training on urban transport and management on October 13 to 15, 2014.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

1. A comprehensive urban transport and land use strategy for Biratnagar has been developed. A training on urban transport and management in Biratnagar Sub-Metropolitan City was conducted on October 13 to 15, 2014.

2. Toolkits and guidelines in planning and management of urban transport have been prepared.

3. The comprehensive training on contract administration and management was conducted from April 21 to 30, 2014.

4. TORs for the proposed Urban Transport Division in MoUD and an Urban Transport Section in DUDBC have been prepared.

Geographical Location

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Consultation with key stakeholders, including the Ministry of Labor and Transport Management (MLTM), the Ministry of Local Development (MLD), the Ministry of Environment, the municipality of Biratnagor Submetropolitan City, public transport service providers, local communities, and development partners, was conducted during the consultation mission (4-8 July 2011) and fact-finding mission (15-19 August 2011). The stakeholders expressed support to the proposed TA.
During Project Implementation A participatory approach is required for preparing the urban transport master plan. Furthermore, a stakeholder consultation and coordination strategy should be included in the urban transport master plan.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services ADB has engaged a team of international and national consultants through a consulting firm, in accordance with its Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time). The TA requires about 42 person-months of consulting services (24 international and 18 national), and is expected to be completed in 18 months. The consultants were engaged following the quality- and cost-based selection method and using simplified technical proposals. Expertise of the consultants are in (i) modeling urban transport system, (ii) planning urban transport system and institutional enhancement, (iii) managing urban transport infrastructure, (iv) regulating public transport service, (v) non-motorized transport, and (vi) urban transport performance monitoring.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Andri Heriawan
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Urban Development
Singhadurbar, Kathmandu, Nepal


Concept Clearance 10 Aug 2011
Fact Finding 15 Aug 2011 to 30 Aug 2011
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 26 Mar 2015

TA 7948-NEP

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
07 Dec 2011 08 Feb 2012 08 Feb 2012 30 Jun 2014 31 Oct 2014 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
800,000.00 0.00 150,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 950,000.00 07 Dec 2011 713,096.83

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