Total Cost: US$ 18 Million (Loan/Grant) Status: Ongoing
This project aims to make ICT more accessible, affordable, inclusive, sustainable, and useful to remote and rural communities, entrepreneurs, and research and training institutes in all SASEC countries. It will deliver and facilitate modern broadband information, communication, and knowledge services within and across borders to governments, businesses, research institutes, and rural and remote communities. It is expected to help the SASEC countries improve their productivity and efficiency and participate fully in the global information economy.
Total Cost: US$ 75.90 Million (Loan/Grant) Status: Ongoing
This loan and grant project will upgrade the country's road network to provide a north-south link between the North Eastern Region and the east-west highway, and improve major international trade corridors in the country in conjunction with the modernization of customs systems. The project will also strengthen the capacity of the road sector and customs authorities. The project seeks to boost the economy of the project areas and integrate them more effectively with their primary markets in India, and with markets beyond.
Total Cost: US$ 425 Million (Loan) Status: Ongoing
This project is the first disbursement of a multitranche financing facility investment program that will increase domestic and regional trade through North Bengal and the North Eastern Region of India by improving road connectivity and efficiency of 500 kilometers of international trade corridor (about 300 km under Project 1). The corridor is a key strategic thoroughfare integrating South and Southeast Asia, bordering Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar, and Nepal. Improvements in road connectivity will enable efficient and safe transport within India, and regionally.
Total Cost: US$ 69 Million (Loan/Grant) Status: Ongoing
The project will promote regional connectivity with neighboring countries through investment in road construction and land ports with custom stations, facilitating cross border trade. The project will also expand Bhutan's national road network, providing access to remote areas in the eastern part of Bhutan, near the Indian border. This will open up access to better economic opportunities and social services.
Total Cost: US$ 1.50 Million (Technical Assistance) Status: Ongoing
This technical assistance aims to create a modern Customs administration for Bangladesh through improved border clearance mechanisms and facilitation of trade information access for traders. It seeks to better align Bangladesh Customs procedures and practice with internationally accepted standards.