Total Cost: US$ 163 Million (Loan) Status: Ongoing
Sector, policy, and capacity building reforms are helping Bangladesh Railway become more commercially focused. Three loan tranches have supported investment subprojects, including double-tracking of the 65 kilometer Tongi-Bhairab Bazar section of the Dhaka-Chittagong rail corridor, and upgrading of signaling and loop-lines in Western Bangladesh between Ishurdi and the Indian border in Dharsana.
Total Cost: US$ 39 Million (Grant) Status: Ongoing
About 180 kilometers of the southern east-west highway in Bhutan is being upgraded or constructed under this project: (i) Manita-Raidak, (ii) Raidak-Lhamoizingkha, (iii) Pangbang-Amshingwoong (Nganglam), (iv) Tsebar-Mikuri-Durung Ri, and (v) Samdrupcholing-Samrang. These critical road sections provide access to border crossings, which in turn opens up opportunities for increased trade.
Total Cost: US$ 8 Million (Grant) Status: Ongoing
ADB is financing airport infrastructure to enhance safety, security, and capacity at three of Bhutan’s domestic airports — Bumthang, Gelephu, and Yonphula. The project will improve connectivity for less-developed regions of Bhutan, boosting the potential for tourism development and contributing to inclusive social economic growth.
Total Cost: US$ 425 Million (Loan) Status: Ongoing
This project will improve 430 kilometers of highway and state roads in North Bengal and the northeastern region of India, leading to faster and safer travel and boosting local and regional trade for business and local populations. This road corridor also plays a key strategic role in integrating South and Southeast Asia.
Total Cost: US$ 76 Million (Loan/Grant) Status: Ongoing
Poor connectivity is a major development constraint for Nepal. This project aims to improve the country’s road network by creating a north-south link from the north eastern region to the main East-West Highway (EWH). This will boost major international trade corridors in Nepal, and be complemented by enhanced customs systems and institutions.