44235-012: Regional Transport Development in South Asia | Asian Development Bank

Regional: Regional Transport Development in South Asia

Sovereign (Public) Project | 44235-012 Status: Active

To prioritize and prepare projects for improving regional connectivity to promote regional cooperation and integration.

Project Details

Project Officer
Sakai, Tsuneyuki South Asia Department Request for information
  • Regional
  • Technical Assistance
  • Transport
Project Name Regional Transport Development in South Asia
Project Number 44235-012
Country Regional
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7650-REG: Regional Transport Development in South Asia
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.10 million
Regional Cooperation and Integration Fund US$ 900,000.00
TA 7650-REG: Regional Transport Development in South Asia
Regional Cooperation and Integration Fund US$ 225,000.00
TA 7650-REG: Regional Transport Development in South Asia (Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 225,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Transport / Air transport - Rail transport (non-urban) - Road transport (non-urban) - Transport policies and institutional development - Water transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description To prioritize and prepare projects for improving regional connectivity to promote regional cooperation and integration.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The current RCSP for South Asia aims at helping the region realize its full economic and social development potential including enabling South Asia to integrate its cooperation initiatives with the neighboring regions.
Impact Promoted regional cooperation and integration among South Asian countries
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Investments of transport projects for subregional connectivity in South Asian countried promoted
Progress Toward Outcome TA completion date was extended until 31 Dec 2017.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

(1) Regional transport sector study producing regional transport master plan

(2) Pre-feasibility studies for high priority regional projects

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

- Activities under the consulting firm have been completed and the contract with the consulting firm was financially closed in Nov 2016. Key messages of the report were presented in the SASEC Trade Facilitation and Transport Working Group Meeting held in Singapore on October 2013.

a. Bangladesh. Feasibility study was submitted for Benapole and Burimari Land Ports in May 2012.

b. India. Feasibility study was prepared for Panitanki and Jaigaon (at Bolanchopati) land customs stations (LCS). Prefeasibility study was prepared for enhancing the impact of the state roads improvement in Manipur state.

c. Bhutan. Feasibility study was prepared for Bhutan for Phuentsholing mini dry port and Pasakha access road (border points to India).

- Activities by an individual consultant to support Tribhuvan International Airport enhancement projects in Nepal are ongoing.

Geographical Location Regional
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design The TA was based on past efforts in identifying regional transport projects among South Asian countries such as the SRMTS and BTILS. The TA will assist participating countries in prioritizing and preparing transport projects which form part of regional transport corridors and networks identified in earlier regional studies.
During Project Implementation A steering committee (or SASEC Transport Working Group) comprising senior officials of transport ministries/agencies from participating countries, is responsible for supervising the TA activities in their respective countries and for ensuring effective coordination with ADB in the TA implementation. Each country designates a focal agency to (i) liaise with relevant government agencies to collect information and other inputs for the TA, (ii) make the necessary arrangements for the conduct of a national consultative workshop, and (iii) provide office facilities and support staff for the TA.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services

Carried out and completed by a firm of consultants comprising experts on transport planning, logistics and supply chain management, trade economics, traffic engineer-cum-economist, engineering in transport infrastructure, customs, environment, social development and resettlement.

Additional inputs for project management and technical assessments are carried out by individual consultants.

Responsible ADB Officer Sakai, Tsuneyuki
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
Hiroaki Yamaguchi
[email protected]
6 ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Concept Clearance 23 Jun 2010
Fact Finding 23 Aug 2010 to 09 Sep 2010
Approval 16 Nov 2010
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 12 Jul 2010
Last PDS Update 28 Sep 2017

TA 7650-REG

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
16 Nov 2010 - 16 Nov 2010 30 Sep 2012 31 Dec 2017 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
2,450,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,450,000.00 16 Nov 2010 2,403,455.79

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Title Document Type Document Date
Regional Transport Development in South Asia Technical Assistance Reports Oct 2010

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