Nepal: South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Mugling–Pokhara Highway Improvement Phase 1 Project
The project will develop the main road link from Pokhara to Kathmandu in Nepal, which feeds two SASEC corridors linking Kathmandu to Dhaka (Bangladesh) and Kolkata (India). The highway will be widened to four lanes to reduce travel times and lower transport costs. The project will increase access to domestic markets, jobs, and social services; give Nepal a wider gateway to international markets; and facilitate tourism to Pokhara. Design standards will feature enhanced pavement and drainage and an intelligent traffic system to improve sustainability and safety awareness.
10 Dec 2019
Road network upgraded and maintained
Awareness of communities and capacity of government staff on road safety, disaster risk reduction, and project implementation improved
$195 million (Asian Development Fund)
$59 million (Government of Nepal)
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