South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Dhaka-Northwest Corridor Road Project, Phase 2: Report and Recommendation of the President | Asian Development Bank

South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Dhaka-Northwest Corridor Road Project, Phase 2: Report and Recommendation of the President

Reports and Recommendations of the President | September 2017

The report and recommendation of the President to the Board of Directors (RRP) document describes the terms and conditions of a project for consideration and approval by ADB's Board of Directors. This document dated September 2017 is provided for the ADB project 40540-016 in Bangladesh.

The project will improve the road connectivity and efficiency of the Dhaka–Northwest international trade corridor. Three outputs will be delivered: (i) Dhaka–Northwest international trade corridor (Elenga–Hatikumrul–Rangpur) upgraded; (ii) institutional capacity of the Roads and Highways Department (RHD) for road operation and management enhanced; and (iii) stronger road safety and gender-responsive features, and the cost overrun for phase 1 of the Dhaka–Northwest international trade corridor (Joydeypur–Chandra–Tangail–Elenga) financed. To ensure the sustainability of the outcome, associated  technical assistance (TA) is proposed to assist the government in updating its master plan for roads and improving its planning capacity.