Regional: South Asia Road Safety Programs (Phase 1: Kingdom of Bhutan and Nepal)

Sovereign Project | 45281-001 Status: Closed


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Project Name South Asia Road Safety Programs (Phase 1: Kingdom of Bhutan and Nepal)
Project Number 45281-001
Country Regional
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8027-REG: South Asia Road Safety Programs (Phase 1: Kingdom of Bhutan and Nepal)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 700,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Public sector management - Social protection initiatives

Transport - Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) The inception report was submitted on 1 March 2013. The Task 1 report which is about Road Safety Diagnosis and Recommendations was submitted on 27 June 2013; Task 2 - Road Safety Program on High Risk Corridors was on 31 May 2014; Task 5 - Policies and Business Procedure was on 6 June 2014; Task 6 - Sustainable Funding Arrangement was on 9 June 2014 and; Task 7 - Identify and Prepare for Subsequest Design and Implementation South Asia Road Safety Programs was on 25 September 2014; Task 9 - International Road Assessment Program Report (iRAP) was submitted on 14 June 2014.
Geographical Location

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation The Mid-Term Report was submitted on 1 July 2013. There has been satisfactory engagement with the government officials to develop the outputs of the TA. The Study Tour was also successfully delivered and completed in Sweden in October 2013. The final report has been submitted to ADB on 21 November 2014. The Final Statement of Eligible Cost will be prepared after the last claim on withheld items are processed.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services The TA will be carried out by a firm of international consultants in association with national consultants. Individual (international) consultant on the international road assessment program will be engaged to provide inputs in specialized areas of expertise. The firm will be engaged using quality- and cost-based selection with a quality cost ratio of 80:20. Simplified technical proposals will be requested. International experts will include a road safety expert and team leader (9 person-months), and road safety engineer (5 person-months). National experts (24 person-months in total) will include country-based highway design engineers (4 person-months in each of the two countries) and road safety experts (8 person-months in each of two countries). Around 65% of the international inputs will be provided in Nepal and 35% in Bhutan. The consultant will closely interact with the firm engaged under the ongoing road safety TA in Bangladesh to share experiences and lessons, and discuss and harmonize road safety solutions.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Tomoaki Kawabata
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, SARD
Executing Agencies


Concept Clearance 16 Sep 2011
Fact Finding 31 Oct 2011 to 11 Nov 2011
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 10 Mar 2015

TA 8027-REG

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
14 Dec 2011 - 14 Dec 2011 30 Jun 2013 30 Jun 2015 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
700,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 700,000.00 14 Dec 2011 697,897.14

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