Nepal: South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Highway Improvement Project
This project will support capacity, quality, and safety improvements of the East-West Highway (EWH), which is the main domestic and international trade corridor of Nepal and forms part of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) corridor 4 linking Kathmandu to Dhaka and Chittagong through India. The project will promote economic growth and contribute to improving the competitiveness of Nepal's exporting industries by enhancing the efficiency of the transport system, strengthening national and regional connectivity, and improving the safety of the road network.
20 Nov 2018
Rehabilitation and widening of about 87 kilometers of the EWH between Kanchanpur and Kamala in southeastern Nepal
Improvement in road safety, asset management, and gender equality and social inclusion (GESI) on the 1,027 km EWH
Strengthening of the road safety and GESI capacity of road sector agencies
$180 million (Asian Development Fund)
$76.4 million (Government of Nepal)