Total Cost: US$ 700,000 (Technical Assistance) Status: Ongoing
The South Asia Road Safety Program contributes to sustainable and cost-effective improvement in road safety. The first phase focuses on Bhutan and Nepal, and the second phase focuses on India, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh. The project aims to sustainably reduce the growing trend of road traffic fatalities by 2020, and enhance cooperation in addressing road safety in the region.
Total Cost: US$ 1.80 Million (Technical Assistance) Status: Ongoing
This technical assistance cluster (C-TA) assists the Govenment of India and Government of West Bengal prepare a detailed design for the SASEC Subregional Road Connectivity Project that will improve priority road corridors and land customs stations (LCS). The C-TA will further prepare a detailed engineering design of the project, including LCS layout and design; and finalize safeguard documents.
Total Cost: US$ 2.23 Million (Technical Assistance) Status: Ongoing
This technical assistance is based on previous efforts to identify regional transport projects among South Asian countries, including the SAARC Regional Multimodal Transport Study and the BIMSTEC Transport Infrastructure and Logistics Study. It promotes and increases investments in transport projects for subregional connectivity in South Asian countries; and further the goals of regional cooperation and integration through increased passenger and freight transport in the regional transport and distribution system.
Total Cost: US$ 1.25 Million (Technical Assistance) Status: Completed
This technical assistance helped prepare the Railway Sector Investment Program, which aimed to enhance Indian Railway's carrying capacity and organizational efficiency by double-tracking existing railway lines in critical sections and electrifying other lines. It further sought to create efficiency improvements by enhancing the commercialization of railway operations. The investment program’s design and the first two loans under the program were implemented under a multitranche financing facility.
Total Cost: US$ 1.50 Million (Technical Assistance) Status: Ongoing
This project preparatory technical assistance provides additional studies for processing the Investment Program, updates design by Bangladesh Railway, and supports the procurement phase of the project. The project could help create a logistics chain with possible private sector involvement linking the Inland Container Depot with Chittagong Port.