Project Name Subregional Transport Facilitation Project (previously Subregional Transport Facilitation - NEP)
Project Number 37027-012
Country Regional
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 6139-REG: Subregional Transport Facilitation Project (previously Subregional Transport Facilitation - NEP)
Japan Special Fund US$ 600,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Transport policies and institutional development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming

The TA is to assist the Government in improving transport efficiencies by preparing a project aiming to (i) strengthen the road connectivity; (ii) promote domestic and international trade by improving crossing border facilities; and (iii) capacity building.

The TA will assist the Government to prepare a project suitable for ADB financing to (i) improve the sub-regional route from Birganj to Hetauda along the Tribhuvan Highway and other border crossings to national highways; (ii) enhance crossing border facilities to improve trade flows with India, Bhutan, Bangladesh and third countries. The Project will improve the sub-region, including improvement of transport connections to Kokata and Haldia Port, and improve the domestic transport system in Nepal. These transport improvements will support growth in sub-regional trade and investment, and thereby contribute to economic growth and poverty reduction.

The TA is to help the Government to prepare a project for road improvements along approximately 85 km of national highways by construction of access control roads, construction of a new access road to the Inland Clearance Depot (ICD)/dry port in Birganj, improvements in traffic circulation at border crossings, and develop ICDs to serve customs and freight handling at three border crossings with India. The TA will assist the Government in conducting feasibility studies of the roads and ICD facilities, and improving Customs and ICD operations procedures, including technical options for roads improvement and ICDs, cost estimates, economic and financial analyses, social assessment, poverty analysis, resettlement plan and environmental assessment. The TA will review and incorporate where possible the findings and recommendations of other sub-regional trade and transport studies.

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)
Geographical Location

Safeguard Categories

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

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 Staffing inputs will be about 17 person-months of international consultants and 30 person-months of domestic consultants. The consultants will have expertise in road engineering, institutional strengthening, transport economics, financial analysis, transport services and trade facilitiation, customs and ICD operations, environmental assessment, poverty analysis, social development.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Yamaguchi, Hiroaki
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport
Singha Durbar


Concept Clearance 18 Mar 1999
Fact Finding 11 Aug 2003 to 22 Aug 2003
Approval 19 Nov 2003
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 09 Feb 2007

TA 6139-REG

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
19 Nov 2003 12 Jan 2004 12 Jan 2004 31 Jul 2004 30 Apr 2005 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
600,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 600,000.00 19 Nov 2003 505,100.54

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