Regional: Subregional Transport Facilitation Project

This technical assistance aimed to improve subregional transport network and border facilities to reduce transport costs and customs processing delays. It also helped the Government prepare a project to strengthen road connectivity, promote domestic and international trade, and improve capacity building. These lowered import-export costs among Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, and other countries.


PROJECT DETAILS

Approval

Funding Type

Country

Sector

Status

Total Cost

19 Nov 2003

Technical Assistance

Regional

Transport Management

Closed

$600,000

KEY OUTPUTS

New access road for the rail Inland Clearance Depot at Birganj and Kakarbita developed

Road border at Biratnagar improved

Customs and freight handling facilities improved

FINANCING

$600,000 (Asian Development Bank, financed through the Japan Special Fund)