Total Cost: US$ 950,000 (Technical Assistance) Status: Ongoing
This technical assistance improves two project roads, the Bogra-Natore Road and Bhatiapara-Benapole Road, contributing to infrastructure development along the identified transport corridor. This improvement program helps meet increased demands for road transport, enhancing overall sector management capacity by providing equipment necessary for control of vehicle overloading, and accelerating the process of economic development.
Total Cost: US$ 1.22 Million (Technical Assistance) Status: Ongoing
This regional technical assistance helps South Asian Subregional Economic Cooperation countries prepare an investment project for improved cross-border transport infrastructure and introduction of modern cross-border management regimes. The project’s road corridor component conducts feasibility studies and economic analysis; the rail link component reviews current practices of cross-border rail operations; and the cross-border regime component reviews cross-border trucking operations and customs procedures.
Total Cost: US$ 800,000 (Technical Assistance) Status: Ongoing
This project preparatory technical assistance provided a continuation of the Road Connectivity Sector 1 Project, necessary in the preparation of project design and feasibility studies for the Road Connectivity Project (RCP). The RCP improved Nepal’s accessibility and connectivity to district headquarters and international markets through an upgraded/rehabilitated Strategic Road Network. It also created an alternative East-West highway link between eastern Nepal and the remainder of the country.
Total Cost: US$ 450,000 (Technical Assistance) Status: Completed
The technical assistance conducted an analysis of the tourism sector at the subregional and national level, and prepared a tourism development plan (TDP) draft framework based on themes of ecotourism and Buddhist circuits in Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, and Nepal (BBIN). The TDP strengthened the network of tourism partners in the region and achieved cooperation among BBIN tourism sectors.
Total Cost: US$ 600,000 (Technical Assistance) Status: Completed
This human resource development (HRD) technical assistance contributed to strengthening capacity of subregional and national centers of excellence by creating a common minimum training program and HRD strategies for tourism sectors in Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. It also established a web-based mechanism for networking to enable greater private sector participation.