Total Cost: US$ 800,000 (Technical Assistance) Status: Completed
This project preparatory technical assistance provided a continuation of the Road Connectivity Sector 1 Project, necessary in the preparation of project design and feasibility studies for the Road Connectivity Project (RCP). The RCP improved Nepal’s accessibility and connectivity to district headquarters and international markets through an upgraded/rehabilitated Strategic Road Network. It also created an alternative East-West highway link between eastern Nepal and the remainder of the country.
Total Cost: US$ 1 Million (Technical Assistance) Status: Ongoing
The Green Power Development Project II will export Bhutan’s hydropower to both Bangladesh and India, through Indian power traders. This project preparatory technical assistance will help address capacity assessment for executing and implementing agencies, and minimize procurement and financial management risks.
Total Cost: US$ 450,000 (Technical Assistance) Status: Completed
This technical assistance assisted South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) countries in preparing a SASEC communication technology master plan that identified potential areas of cooperation for information and communications technology (ICT) development on a regional level. This promoted regional connectivity in telecommunication networks, harmonization of technical standards, cooperation in ICT application development, and better ICT regional human resource development.
Total Cost: US$ 1.60 Million (Technical Assistance) Status: Completed
This technical assistance aimed to expand the national power supply and extend electricity to remote rural households through rural electrification, interregional transmission links, and Dagachhu hydropower development. This contributed to region-wide energy efficiency and cross-border economic cooperation. It further helped the Government promote private sector participation in hydropower development through the design of a policy and institutional framework.
Total Cost: US$ 500,000 (Technical Assistance) Status: Completed
This technical assistance recommended physical improvements in the Chittagong Port Authority (CPA) area to facilitate container clearance processes, as well as measures to improve CPA’s capabilities in environmental management. It also aimed to improve the work practices of CPA and Customs by improving processes and procedures, including simplification of documentation. Furthermore, the technical assistance prepared a master plan for electronic data interchange at Chittagong Port.