SASEC Projects

 Number of
Total Project Costs
Transport49$14.40 billion
Trade Facilitation7$380.65 million
Energy16$2.92 billion
Economic Corridor Development7$2.32 billion
Information Communication
and Technology
2$20.80 million
Health3$414.93 million
(As of December 2023)


Country Project Name Sector Year Type Cost US$ Funding Source Status
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RegionalRegional: Promoting Energy Transition through Regional Cooperation and Integration in South AsiaEnergy2023Technical Assistance$3,700,000CEF, TASFOngoing
RegionalRegional: SASEC Green Fuel Development InitiativeEnergy2022Technical Assistance$2,000,000JFPRAPOngoing
NepalNepal: Electricity Grid Modernization Project – Additional FinancingEnergy2021Loan$75 millionACF / Concessional OCR, Gov NepalOngoing
NepalNepal: Electricity Grid Modernization ProjectEnergy2020Loan$195 millionADF, Gov NepalOngoing
MaldivesMaldives: Strengthening Capacity to Design and Implement Energy Sector ProjectsEnergy2020Technical Assistance$2,000,000TASF, TASF, TASFOngoing
NepalNepal: South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Power Transmission and Distribution System Strengthening ProjectEnergy2020Loan/Grant$322 millionADF, Gov Nepal, Gov NorwayOngoing
NepalNepal: South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Power Transmission and Distribution System Strengthening ProjectEnergy2020Technical Assistance$5 millionATF NorwayOngoing
BangladeshBangladesh: Dhaka and Western Zone Transmission Grid Expansion ProjectEnergy2019Loan/Grant$750 millionADB, AIIB, Gov Bangladesh, PRCFOngoing
RegionalRegional: Deploying Solar Systems at ScaleEnergy2019Technical Assistance$3,500,000CEF, HLTFOngoing
Sri LankaSupporting Feasibility Study and Survey to Adopt LNG Power Generation to Diversify Energy MixEnergy2019Technical Assistance$225,000TASFClosed
NepalNepal: SASEC Power System Expansion Project-Additional FinancingEnergy2018Loan$20 millionADFOngoing
RegionalRegional: SASEC Regional Energy CooperationEnergy2018Technical Assistance$3,000,000JFPR, TASF, TASFOngoing
BangladeshSASEC Bangladesh-India Electrical Grid Interconnection ProjectEnergy2017Technical Assistance$225,000TASFClosed
NepalSASEC Power System Expansion Project – Additional FinancingEnergy2017Grant$20 millionSCFOngoing
RegionalRegional: Improving Institutional Capacity on Preparing Energy Efficiency InvestmentsEnergy2016Technical Assistance$2,000,000CEFClosed
BangladeshBangladesh: Rupsha 800 MW Combined Cycle Power Plant ProjectEnergy2016Technical Assistance$425,000TASF, TASFClosed
BhutanBhutan: SASEC Green Power Investment ProgramEnergy2016Technical Assistance$1,500,000JFPRClosed
BangladeshSASEC Second Bangladesh-India Electrical Grid Interconnection ProjectEnergy2015Loan$183 millionADB, ADF, Gov BangladeshClosed
BhutanBhutan: Second Green Power Development ProjectEnergy2015Loan/Grant$198 millionADB, ADF, DGPC, Exim Bank, SBIOngoing
BhutanBhutan: Acceleration of Hydropower Trading DevelopmentEnergy2015Technical Assistance$1,000,000TASFClosed
BangladeshSASEC Bangladesh-India Electrical Grid Interconnection Project IIEnergy2014Technical Assistance$200,000TASFClosed
NepalNepal: Supporting Rural Electrification Through Renewable EnergyEnergy2014Technical Assistance$500,000TASFClosed
NepalSASEC Power System Expansion ProjectEnergy2014Loan/Grant$440 millionADF, EIB, Gov Nepal, Gov Norway, SCFOngoing
RegionalRegional: South Asia Economic Integration Partnership - Power Trading in Bangladesh and Nepal (Subproject 1)Energy2014Technical Assistance$1,000,000ATF UKClosed
RegionalRegional: SASEC Cross-Border Power Trade DevelopmentEnergy2014Technical Assistance$500,000RCIFClosed
BangladeshSASEC Bangladesh-India Electrical Grid Interconnection Project: Additional FinancingEnergy2013Loan$40 millionADB, Gov BangladeshClosed
BhutanGreen Power Development Project: Additional FinancingEnergy2013Loan$40 millionADB, Gov Bhutan and TPCClosed
NepalNepal: Project Preparatory Facility for EnergyEnergy2013Grant$26 millionADB, Gov NepalOngoing
NepalNepal: SASEC Power System Expansion ProjectEnergy2013Technical Assistance$1,500,000JFPRAP, PRCFClosed
NepalSubregional Electricity Transmission Capacity Expansion ProjectEnergy2012Technical Assistance$225,000TASFClosed
RegionalRegional: Preparation of Energy Efficiency Policies and Guidelines for Bhutan and NepalEnergy2012Technical Assistance$225,000TASFClosed
NepalElectricity Transmission Expansion and Supply Improvement ProjectEnergy2012Loan/Grant$128 millionADB, Gov Nepal, Gov NorwayOngoing
NepalNepal: Gender-Focused Capacity Development in Clean EnergyEnergy2011Technical Assistance$250,000TASFOngoing
RegionalSASEC Subregional Energy Efficiency InitiativeEnergy2011Technical Assistance$225,000TASFClosed
BhutanGreen Power Development Project IIEnergy2011Technical Assistance$1,250,000Gov Bhutan, JFPRClosed
NepalEnergy Access and Efficiency Improvement Project IIEnergy2011Technical Assistance$700,000Gov Nepal, JFPRClosed
BangladeshBangladesh-India Electrical Grid InterconnectionEnergy2010Loan$159 millionADB, Gov BangladeshClosed
BangladeshBangladesh-India Electrical Grid Interconnection Project Energy2010Technical Assistance$285,000Gov Bangladesh, TASFClosed
RegionalStudy on a South Asia Regional Power ExchangeEnergy2010Technical Assistance$750,000RCIFClosed
NepalEnergy Access and Efficiency Improvement ProjectEnergy2010Loan/Grant$94 millionADB, CCF, CEF, Gov NepalClosed
BhutanGreen Power Development ProjectEnergy2009Loan/Grant$234 millionADB, ADF, AECA, CEFPF, Gov Bhutan, TPCIClosed
BhutanBhutan: Promotion of Clean Power Export DevelopmentEnergy2008Technical Assistance$1,512,000Gov Bhutan, RCIF, TASFClosed
NepalPreparing Electricity Connectivity and Energy Efficiency Project IEnergy2008Technical Assistance$180,000Gov Nepal, TASFClosed
NepalNepal: Preparing the West Seti Hydroelectric ProjectEnergy2007Technical Assistance$400,000Gov Nepal, RCIFClosed
BhutanPreparing the Bhutan Power Development ProjectEnergy2007Technical Assistance$1,910,000Gov Bhutan, JSFClosed
RegionalPreparing the Energy Sector Dialogue and SAARC Energy Centre Capacity Development Energy2006Technical Assistance$1,000,000TASFClosed
Returned 16 loans and grants projects with a total cost of $2.92 billion
Returned 30 technical assistance projects with a total cost of $37.19 million


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