India: Bihar State Highways Project
The Bihar State Highways Project aimed to rehabilitate and reconstruct about 820 km of state highways identified under the Bihar State Highway Development Program including the upgrading of existing roads to two lanes, strengthening culverts and bridges, constructing new bridges and cross drainage structures, and constructing structures for resettlement and rehabilitation. The project was intended to enhance the overall sector management capacity of Government of Bihar by providing (i) equipment necessary to enhance quality control, survey and design, road safety, and control of overloading and vehicle emissions; and (ii) technical assistance to support institutional development initiatives, especially for reform of the Road Construction Department and capacity development, including (a) modernization of road institutions, (b) improvements to Road Construction Department business processes, and (c) support for increasing private sector participation.
This report validates the completion report's assessment of the project. IED overall assessment: Successful.