South Asia Project Briefs
These 2-pager briefs highlight the innovative designs of recently approved projects and results of completed projects in South Asia.
Nepal: Community Groundwater Irrigation Sector Project
Marginal and small farmers, mostly from disadvantaged communities and holding less than 1 hectare of land, had increased their annual net income by NRs30,000 ($411) per hectare on average.
Sri Lanka: North East Community Restoration and Development Project
This brief gives an overview of a project that supported the restoration of basic services and livelihood activity in the north and east areas of the country by rehabilitating basic infrastructure in the education, health, water supply and sanitation, shelter, community development, roads, agriculture, and fisheries sectors.
Bangladesh: Padma Multipurpose Bridge Project
This brief gives an overview of a project that will build the first fixed crossing across the Padma River and will enhance freight and passenger transportation between Dhaka and major points in the southwest zone.
Bhutan: Green Power Development Project
This brief gives an overview of the Dagachhu hydropower development, a 114-megawatt run-of-river plant that will be a pilot case to catalyze private participation and accelerate hydropower development.
Bangladesh: Dhaka Clean Fuel Project
This brief gives an overview of a project that will create the initial infrastructure for the supply of compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel in Dhaka and contribute to the improvement of Dhaka's air quality.
India: Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprise Development Project
This brief gives an overview of a project that will improve micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSME) access to commercial financing, and provide capacity building services and market opportunities to foster MSME growth, competitiveness, and employment.