Total Cost: US$ 750,000 (Technical Assistance) Status: Completed
This technical assistance prepared a proposal for a South Asia Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) regional power exchange to facilitate regional development of the power market and enhance power trading among SAARC member countries. It established the technical and economic feasibility of enhancing and expanding cross-border electricity trade in South Asia.
Total Cost: US$ 1 Million (Technical Assistance) Status: Ongoing
As the principal seaport of Bangladesh, handling about 92% of its import-export trade, Chittagong Port has an important role in the transport sector of the national economy. This technical assistance will prepare a master plan to improve port operation efficiency and intermodal transport logistics. It will create traffic forecast for Chittagong Port, assess port infrastructure and intermodal connectivity, and update the overall port development framework.
Total Cost: US$ 940,000 (Technical Assistance) Status: Completed
Nepal’s civil aviation sector needs to be better equipped and structured for long-term, sustainable development. This technical assistance enhanced capacity of Nepal’s air transport services. It further reassessed the institutional capacity of the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal by conducting a feasibility design to address civil aviation deficiencies and airport development needs.
Total Cost: US$ 960,000 (Technical Assistance) Status: Completed
This project enhanced interregional integration by increasing trade and travel among BIMSTEC South Asian countries – Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. It helped develop policy to address barriers in effective and efficient trade through identification of main transport and logistics constraints.
Total Cost: US$ 500,000 (Technical Assistance) Status: Completed
The four participating countries – Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal – of the South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation program agreed on the project design of the SASEC Information Highway to promote better ICT connectivity and closer cooperation. The investment project will reduce costs by improving better regional data exchange and in-country gateways.