Bangladesh: Preparing the SASEC Integrated Trade Facilitation Sector Development Program

The South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) Integrated Trade Facilitation Sector Development Program supports improvement of Bangladesh's border infrastructure and trade facilitation environment to contribute to national goals of promoting a favorable industrialization and trade policy regime. It supports Bangladesh's implementation of the World Trade Organization's Trade Facilitation Agreement, and related best practices on transport and trade facilitation. It also supports the Government of Bangladesh in establishing and improving border infrastructure as public goods to reduce the cost and time of cross-border transactions and handle international transit cargoes.

PROJECT DETAILS

Commitment Date

Funding Type

Country

Sector

Status

Total Cost

29 Dec 2019

Technical Assistance

Bangladesh

Trade Facilitation

Ongoing

$1.50 million

KEY OUTPUTS

Feasibility study of the the SASEC Integrated Trade Facilitation Sector Development Program

Engineering design and cost estimate

Safeguard and gender documents

Procurement plan and bidding documents

Coordination with the adjacent countries

FINANCING

$1.5 million (Technical Assistance Special Fund)