Regional: Subregional Transport Facilitation Project

This technical assistance aimed to improve subregional transport network and border facilities to reduce transport costs and customs processing delays. It also helped the Government prepare a project to strengthen road connectivity, promote domestic and international trade, and improve capacity building. These lowered import-export costs among Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, and other countries.

PROJECT DETAILS

Approval19 Nov 2003
Funding TypeTechnical Assistance
CountryRegional
SectorTransport Management
StatusClosed
Total Cost$600,000

KEY OUTPUTS

New access road for the rail Inland Clearance Depot at Birganj and Kakarbita developed

Road border at Biratnagar improved

Customs and freight handling facilities improved

FINANCING

$600,000 (Asian Development Bank, financed through the Japan Special Fund)