Sector: Transport/Road Total Cost: US$ 76 Million Status: Ongoing
Poor connectivity is a major development constraint for Nepal. This project aims to improve the country’s road network by creating a north-south link from the north eastern region to the main East-West Highway (EWH). This will boost major international trade corridors in Nepal, and be complemented by enhanced customs systems and institutions.
Sector: ICT Total Cost: US$ 26 Million Status: Ongoing
This project aims to make information communications technology more accessible and affordable to remote rural communities, entrepreneurs, and research and training institutes. It will help SASEC countries participate fully in the global information economy by creating regional and village ICT networks, and a research and training network across borders, using modern broadband information, communication, and knowledge services.
Sector: Transport/Road Total Cost: US$ 425 Million Status: Ongoing
This project will improve 430 kilometers of highway and state roads in North Bengal and the northeastern region of India, leading to faster and safer travel and boosting local and regional trade for business and local populations. This road corridor also plays a key strategic role in integrating South and Southeast Asia.
Sector: Transport/Air Total Cost: US$ 8 Million Status: Ongoing
ADB is financing airport infrastructure to enhance safety, security, and capacity at three of Bhutan’s domestic airports — Bumthang, Gelephu, and Yonphula. The project will improve connectivity for less-developed regions of Bhutan, boosting the potential for tourism development and contributing to inclusive social economic growth.
Sector: Transport/Road Total Cost: US$ 39 Million Status: Ongoing
About 180 kilometers of the southern east-west highway in Bhutan is being upgraded or constructed under this project: (i) Manita-Raidak, (ii) Raidak-Lhamoizingkha, (iii) Pangbang-Amshingwoong (Nganglam), (iv) Tsebar-Mikuri-Durung Ri, and (v) Samdrupcholing-Samrang. These critical road sections provide access to border crossings, which in turn opens up opportunities for increased trade.