Project Name South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Customs and Logistics Reforms Program (Subprogram 1)
Project Number 54402-001
Country / Economy Nepal
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 4323-NEP: South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Customs and Logistics Reforms Program (Subprogram 1)
Concessional ordinary capital resources lending US$ 50.00 million
Operational Priorities OP2: Accelerating progress in gender equality
OP3: Tackling climate change, building climate and disaster resilience, and enhancing environmental sustainability
OP6: Strengthening governance and institutional capacity
OP7: Fostering regional cooperation and integration
Sector / Subsector

Industry and trade / Industry and trade sector development - Trade and services

Public sector management / Public administration

Gender Some gender elements
Description The proposed program will support continuing reforms in customs through implementation of the Customs Reform and Modernization (CRM) Plan 2021-2026 and improving trade logistics through the preparation and implementation of a new Trade Logistics Policy (TLP) 2022.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The proposed program intends to sustain the reforms implemented under the SASEC Customs Reform and Modernization for Trade Facilitation Program to be complemented by policy interventions that will (i) improve supply chain of critical goods during pandemics, (ii) enhance export competitiveness , and (iii) build capacities of public and private sector.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Nation-wide
Safeguard Categories
Environment C
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Not applicable
Procurement Not applicable
Responsible ADB Officer Khatiwada, Sameer
Responsible ADB Department Sectors Group
Responsible ADB Division Public Sector Management and Governance Sector Office (SG-PSMG)
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Finance
Concept Clearance 02 Dec 2021
Fact Finding 25 Feb 2022 to 05 Mar 2022
MRM 07 Dec 2022
Approval 28 Jun 2023
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 28 Jun 2023

LoanĀ 4323-NEP

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
28 Jun 2023 05 Jul 2023 09 Jul 2023 31 Dec 2023 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 50.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 50.00 03 Nov 2023 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 03 Nov 2023 50.00 0.00 100%
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