News List

Compiled features on recent developments in regional cooperation and integration in the SASEC region.

March 2023

Case Study: Roads Enhance Connectivity and Create Opportunities in Isolated Hills in Nepal

Road development is fundamental to boosting economic activity in Nepal and is a key element for strengthening growth and social inclusion. This case study undertaken by ADB looks at the Subregional Transport Enhancement Project and how it is improving access to goods and services, facilitating trade and cooperation, creating opportunities for small business owners, and empowering women in rural communities.

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Tags: Road Transport, Nepal, ADB, Trade

April 2022

Gorai Flyover along SASEC Highway in Bangladesh Opened in Time for Eid al-Fitr Holiday

The Gorai flyover in Mirzapur upazila, Tangail, was opened to traffic on April 25, 2022. "The flyover will ensure smooth movement of vehicles," said Mr. Noor-e-Alam, additional director of South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation (SASEC)-1 project, Bangladesh Roads and Highways Department.

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Tags: Bangladesh, SASEC, Road Transport, ADB, Economic Corridor Development

April 2022

Bangladesh Signs Intelligent Transport System Project under SASEC

The Bangladesh Roads and Highways Department signed an $18 million contract with NDE Ltd. and FiberHome Telecommunication Technologies Co. Ltd. for Bangladesh's first dedicated intelligent transport system (ITS) project. The project, under the SASEC Road Connectivity Project 2 (Package 15), is financed by the Asian Development Bank.

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Tags: Bangladesh, SASEC, Road Transport, ADB

September 2021

KOICA Supporting Bangladesh Road Connectivity Projects

The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), the Bangladesh Road Transport and Highways Division (RTHD), and Roads and Highways Department (RHD) held a knowledge sharing webinar on "Strengthening Road Maintenance & Management System of Bangladesh" via Zoom on 14 September 2021.

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Tags: Bangladesh, SASEC, Road Transport

July 2021

Contractor Set to Build SASEC Elenga–Rangpur Highway in Bangladesh

The Roads and Highways Department of Bangladesh has awarded to contractor Abdul Momen Ltd., also known as AML Construction, the project to widen the highway linking the town of Elenga and the city of Rangpur in northeast Dhaka in Bangladesh.

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Tags: Road Transport, Bangladesh, SASEC