India: SASEC Road Connectivity Investment Program

This project is the first disbursement of a multitranche financing facility (MFF) investment program that will increase domestic and regional trade through North Bengal and the northeastern 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.

PROJECT DETAILS

Approval28 Mar 2014
Funding TypeLoan
CountryIndia
SectorTransport/Road
StatusOngoing
Total Cost$425 million

KEY OUTPUTS

Upgrading of about 300 kilometers of road subprojects, including 37 km of Asian Highway 2, and 97 km of Asian Highway 48

Upgrading of about 130 km of state roads extending the connection with Myanmar

FINANCING

$300 million (Asian Development Bank)

$125 million (Government of India)