SASEC Roads Improvement Project

This project will improve transport connectivity in Nepal, with a focus on providing faster and better access to social services and economic opportunities. The project area is integral to the international and regional road network system connecting Nepal to India, and upgrading of the road sections is expected to have a transformational impact by facilitating closer trade integration and contributing to Nepal’s export competitiveness.

PROJECT DETAILS

Approval1 Dec 2016
Funding TypeLoan
CountryNepal
SectorTransport/Road
StatusOngoing
Total Cost$257 million

KEY OUTPUTS

160 km of roads rehabilitated or upgraded, with road safety features

Awareness-raising sessions on human trafficking and HIV/AIDS conducted

Road accident emergency response system, and road safety measures installed

FINANCING

$187 million (Asian Development Bank)

$70 million (Government of Nepal)