Regional: SASEC Transport Logistics and Trade Facilitation Project

This regional technical assistance will help 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 will conduct feasibility studies and economic analysis; the rail link component will review current practices of cross-border rail operations; and the cross-border regime component will review cross-border trucking operations and customs procedures.

PROJECT DETAILS

Approval12 Dec 2007
Funding TypeTechnical Assistance
CountryRegional
SectorTransport/Road
StatusClosed
Total Cost$1.22 million

KEY OUTPUTS

Feasibility study and preliminary design for the Kakarvitta-Panitanki-Fulbari-Banglabandha road and Agartala-Akhaura rail section conducted

Economic viability of the Chittagong-Akhaura-Agartala road corridor assessed

Operational framework, investment requirements, capacity-building needs, and training programs identified

FINANCING

$1 million (Asian Development Bank, financed through the Japan Special Fund)

$220,000 (Asian Development Bank, financed through the Technical Assistance Special Fund)