Nepal: Implementation Support to the South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Customs and Logistics Reforms Program

Sovereign Project | 54402-002

The proposed programmatic policy-based loan for the South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Customs and Logistics Reforms Program (Subprogram 1) in the amount of $50 million will help the Government of Nepal strengthen logistics sector in Nepal through reforms in regulations, business processes, and institutional and governance structure. It intends to sustain the reforms implemented under the previous policy-based loan which focused on reforms in customs and trade facilitation to be complemented by policy interventions that will improve enabling environment of the logistics sector and strengthened capacity of public sector to ensure achievement and sustainability of reforms.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Hayashi, Tadateru
    South Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    Nepal
  • Sector
    • Industry and trade
Project Name Implementation Support to the South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Customs and Logistics Reforms Program
Project Number 54402-002
Country / Economy Nepal
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 6847-NEP: Implementation Support to the South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Customs and Logistics Reforms Program
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

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

Public sector management / Public administration

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The proposed programmatic policy-based loan for the South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Customs and Logistics Reforms Program (Subprogram 1) in the amount of $50 million will help the Government of Nepal strengthen logistics sector in Nepal through reforms in regulations, business processes, and institutional and governance structure. It intends to sustain the reforms implemented under the previous policy-based loan which focused on reforms in customs and trade facilitation to be complemented by policy interventions that will improve enabling environment of the logistics sector and strengthened capacity of public sector to ensure achievement and sustainability of reforms.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The transaction technical assistance (TA) will help the Government of Nepal implement the South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Customs and Logistics Reforms Program specifically in building its capacity to execute the reform measures captured in the policy matrix.
Impact
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
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 ADB will recruit international and national individual consultants for the implementation of activities. ADB will consider output-based (lump-sum) contracts for consulting services, as appropriate. ADB will engage the consultants following the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and its associated project administration instructions and/or staff instructions.
Procurement Request for quotation for computers, software, and small office equipment.
Responsible ADB Officer Hayashi, Tadateru
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Regional Cooperation and Operations Coordination Div, SARD
Executing Agencies
Department of Customs
Tripureshwar, Kathmandu, Nepal
Ministry of Finance
The Government of Nepal
Singha Durbar
Kathmandu, Nepal
Ministry of Industry, Commerce & Supplies
Singha Durbar
Kathmandu
Nepal
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 02 Dec 2021
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 02 Dec 2021

TA 6847-NEP

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
02 Dec 2021 31 Dec 2021 31 Dec 2021 31 Oct 2025 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 17 Jun 2022 28,442.76

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Program Coordinator Individual - Consulting Closed 09 Jan 2022 15 Jan 2022
Logistics Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 09 Jan 2022 15 Jan 2022

Contracts Awarded

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Procurement Plan

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