SASEC Projects

 Number of
Projects
Total Project Costs
US$
OVERALL LOANS AND GRANTS61$13.58 billion
Transport41$11.20 billion
Trade Facilitation3$80.66 million
Energy12$1.58 billion
Economic Corridor Development3$697 million
Information Communication
and Technology
2$20.80 million
OVERALL TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE94$125.73 million
(As of August 2020)

SASEC Projects

Country Project Name Sector Year Type Cost US$ Funding Source Status
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BangladeshBangladesh: Transport Connectivity Improvement Preparatory FacilityTransport2020Loan$57 millionADF, Gov BangladeshOngoing
RegionalStrengthening the Implementation of Regional Cooperation and Integration Initiatives of SAARCTransport2020Technical Assistance$800,000TASFOngoing
BangladeshSASEC Dhaka-Northwest Corridor Road Project, Phase 2-Tranche 2Transport/Road2020Loan$498 millionADB, Gov BangladeshOngoing
BangladeshBangladesh: Preparing the SASEC Integrated Trade Facilitation Sector Development ProgramTrade Facilitation2019Technical Assistance$1,500,000TASFOngoing
NepalNepal: South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Mugling–Pokhara Highway Improvement Phase 1 ProjectTransport/Road2019Loan$254 millionADF, Gov NepalOngoing
NepalNepal: Enhancing Road Safety, Disaster Risk Reduction, and Project Implementation CapacityTransport/Road2019Technical Assistance$500,000TASFOngoing
RegionalRegional: Supporting the Implementation of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation InitiativesMultisector2019Technical Assistance$1,500,000TASFOngoing
RegionalRegional: Advancing Cooperation in the Maritime Sector in SASEC ProgramIndustry and Trade2019Technical Assistance$1,500,000ARTCFOngoing
MaldivesMaldives: South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation National Single Window ProjectTrade Facilitation2019Loan/Grant$12 millionADF, ADF, Gov MaldivesOngoing
MaldivesMaldives: South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation National Single Window ProjectTrade Facilitation2019Technical Assistance$1,000,000HLTF, TASFOngoing
Sri LankaSupporting Feasibility Study and Survey to Adopt LNG Power Generation to Diversify Energy MixEnergy2019Technical Assistance$225,000TASFOngoing
BangladeshBangladesh: South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Chittagong-Cox's Bazar Railway Project, Phase 1 - Tranche 2Transport/Rail2019Loan$450 millionADB, Gov BangladeshOngoing
Sri LankaSri Lanka: SASEC Port Access Elevated Highway ProjectTransport/Road2019Loan$703 millionADB, Gov Sri Lanka, JICAOngoing
Sri LankaSri Lanka: Expressway Operations Improvement ProjectTransport2018Technical Assistance$500,000TASFOngoing
NepalNepal: SASEC Power System Expansion Project-Additional FinancingEnergy2018Loan$20 millionADFOngoing
NepalNepal: South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Highway Improvement ProjectTransport/Road2018Loan$256 millionADF, Gov NepalOngoing
Sri LankaSri Lanka: Supporting Trade Logistics FacilitationTransport2018Technical Assistance$1,250,000JFPROngoing
NepalInstitutional Strengthening of Road Safety and Gender EqualityTransport/Road2018Technical Assistance$750,000TASFOngoing
BangladeshKnowledge Solutions for Inclusive and Sustainable DevelopmentMultisector2018Technical Assistance$2,000,000EAKPF, PRCF, TASFOngoing
IndiaIndia: SASEC Road Connectivity Investment Program-Tranche 2Transport/Road2018Loan$308 millionADB, Gov IndiaOngoing
IndiaSupporting Logistics Sector DevelopmentMultisector2018Technical Assistance$2,000,000EAKPF, TASFOngoing
RegionalRegional: Supporting Knowledge Solutions for New Development Strategies in South AsiaMultisector2018Technical Assistance$5,000,000EAKPF, TASFOngoing
RegionalRegional: SASEC Regional Energy CooperationEnergy2018Technical Assistance$2,000,000JFPR, TASFOngoing
RegionalRegional: Implementing Trade Facilitation Initiatives under the SASEC ProgramTrade Facilitation2018Technical Assistance$2,500,000TASFOngoing
RegionalRegional: Supporting Innovation and Knowledge Exchange for Transport Projects in South AsiaTransport2018Technical Assistance$2,450,000HLTF, TASF, TASFOngoing
MaldivesMaldives: Preparing the South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation National Single Window ProjectIndustry and Trade2018Technical Assistance$200,000TASFOngoing
BangladeshBangladesh: Capacity Development for Project Implementation ManagementTransport/Rail2018Technical Assistance$1,000,000TASFOngoing
IndiaIndia: Supporting the Preparation of a Comprehensive Master Plan for the Chennai–Kanyakumari Industrial CorridorEconomic Corridors2018Technical Assistance$1,600,000EAKPFOngoing
NepalNepal: Regional Urban Development ProjectEconomic Corridors2017Loan$214 millionADF, Gov NepalOngoing
BangladeshBangladesh: SASEC Dhaka-Northwest Corridor Road Project, Phase 2 - Tranche 1Transport/Road2017Loan$714 millionADB, ADF, Gov Bangladesh, JICAOngoing
NepalNepal: SASEC Customs Reform and Modernization for Trade Facilitation ProgramTrade Facilitation2017Loan$21 millionADFOngoing
NepalNepal: SASEC Customs Reform and Modernization for Trade FacilitationTrade Facilitation2017Technical Assistance$1,000,000JFPROngoing
BangladeshBangladesh: SASEC Chittagong–Cox’s Bazar Railway Project, Phase 1 - Tranche 1Transport/Rail2017Loan$799 millionADB, ADF, Gov Bangladesh, KeximOngoing
IndiaStrengthening Bridge Operation and Management ProjectTransport/Road2017Technical Assistance$900,000TASFOngoing
IndiaCapacity Development for Industrial Corridor Management in Andhra PradeshEconomic Corridors2017Technical Assistance$1,000,000TASFOngoing
IndiaIndia: Visakhapatnam–Chennai Industrial Corridor Development ProgramEconomic Corridors2017Loan$125 millionADBOngoing
IndiaIndia: Visakhapatnam-Chennai Industrial Corridor Development Program: Project 1Economic Corridors2017Loan/Grant$358 millionADB, Gov India, UCCRTFOngoing
NepalSASEC Power System Expansion Project – Additional FinancingEnergy2017Grant$20 millionSCFOngoing
NepalSASEC Roads Improvement ProjectTransport/Road2017Loan$257 millionADB, Gov NepalOngoing
RegionalRegional: Promoting and Scaling Up Solar Photovoltaic Power through Knowledge Management and Pilot Testing in Bangladesh and NepalMultisector2016Technical Assistance$1,814,000DCFREEERA, DCFREEERA, SCF, SCF, TASFOngoing
RegionalRegional Project Development Support for the SASEC Operational Plan, 2016-2025Multisector2016Technical Assistance$7,000,000RCIF, TASF, TASF, TASFOngoing
IndiaIndia: Bihar New Ganga Bridge ProjectTransport/Road2016Loan$715 millionADB, Gov IndiaOngoing
Sri LankaSri Lanka: National Port Master PlanTransport/Ports2016Technical Assistance$1,500,000JFPROngoing
BangladeshBangladesh: Rupsha 800 MW Combined Cycle Power Plant ProjectEnergy2016Technical Assistance$425,000TASF, TASFClosed
BhutanBhutan: SASEC Transport, Trade Facilitation, and Logistics ProjectTransport/Road2016Loan/Grant$23 millionADF, ADF, Gov BhutanOngoing
BhutanBhutan: Air Transport Connectivity Enhancement Project – Additional FinancingTransport/Air2016Grant$4 millionADF, Gov BhutanOngoing
BangladeshBangladesh: Railway Sector Investment Program - Tranche 4Transport/Rail2016Loan$191 millionADB, Gov Bangladesh, JICA, KeximClosed
BhutanBhutan: SASEC Green Power Investment ProgramEnergy2016Technical Assistance$1,500,000JFPROngoing
IndiaSupporting the Preparation and Implementation of the Comprehensive Integrated Master Plan for the VCICEconomic Corridors2015Technical Assistance$2,030,000Gov India, JFPROngoing
BangladeshSASEC Second Bangladesh-India Electrical Grid Interconnection ProjectEnergy2015Loan$183 millionADB, ADF, Gov BangladeshOngoing
BangladeshBangladesh: Subregional Transport Project Preparatory Facility - Additional FinancingTransport2015Loan$36 millionADF, Gov BangladeshOngoing
BangladeshBangladesh: Capacity Development of Bangladesh Railway for Project ImplementationTransport/Rail2015Technical Assistance$1,000,000NDF, TASFOngoing
BangladeshBangladesh: SASEC Railway Connectivity: Akhaura-Laksam Double Track ProjectTransport/Rail2015Loan$997 millionADB, ADF, EIB, Gov Bangladesh, KeximOngoing
BhutanBhutan: Second Green Power Development ProjectEnergy2015Loan/Grant$198 millionADB, ADF, DGPC, Exim Bank, SBIOngoing
IndiaIndia: SASEC Road Connectivity Investment Program–Tranche 1Transport/Road2015Loan$425 millionADB, Gov IndiaOngoing
NepalNepal: Far Western Region Urban Development ProjectEconomic Corridors2015Technical Assistance$1,500,000TASF, TASFOngoing
BhutanBhutan: Acceleration of Hydropower Trading DevelopmentEnergy2015Technical Assistance$1,000,000TASFOngoing
BangladeshBangladesh: SASEC Railway Connectivity Investment ProgramTransport/Rail2014Technical Assistance$1,500,000TASFClosed
BangladeshSASEC Bangladesh-India Electrical Grid Interconnection Project IIEnergy2014Technical Assistance$200,000TASFClosed
RegionalSAARC Food Security through Control of Transboundary Animal DiseasesAgriculture2014Technical Assistance$2,000,000JFPRClosed
BhutanBhutan: SASEC Transport, Trade Facilitation and Logistics ProjectTransport/Road2014Technical Assistance$1,000,000TASFClosed
BhutanBhutan: South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Road Connectivity ProjectTransport/Road2014Loan/Grant$69 millionADF, ADF, Gov BhutanOngoing
NepalNepal: Supporting Rural Electrification Through Renewable EnergyEnergy2014Technical Assistance$500,000TASFOngoing
NepalSASEC Power System Expansion ProjectEnergy2014Loan/Grant$440 millionADF, EIB, Gov Nepal, Gov Norway, SCFOngoing
NepalSouth Asia Tourism Infrastructure Development Project - Additional FinancingTransport/Road2014Loan/Grant$51 millionADF, CEF, Gov NepalOngoing
IndiaIndia: North Eastern State Roads Investment Program (Project 2)Transport/Road2014Loan$157 millionADB, Gov IndiaOngoing
BangladeshBangladesh: Supporting Participation in the SASEC Trade Facilitation ProgramTrade Facilitation2013Technical Assistance$1,500,000JFPRClosed
BangladeshBangladesh: Institutional Strengthening of the Roads and Highways DepartmentTransport/Road2013Technical Assistance$1,500,000JFPROngoing
BangladeshSASEC Bangladesh-India Electrical Grid Interconnection Project: Additional FinancingEnergy2013Loan$40 millionADB, Gov BangladeshClosed
NepalNepal: South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Road Connectivity ProjectTransport/Road2013Loan$97 millionADB, Gov NepalOngoing
NepalNepal: Supporting Participation in the SASEC Trade Facilitation ProgramTrade Facilitation2013Technical Assistance$1,500,000JFPRClosed
BhutanGreen Power Development Project: Additional FinancingEnergy2013Loan$40 millionADB, Gov Bhutan and TPCClosed
NepalCapacity Strengthening for Sustainable Road TransportTransport/Road2013Technical Assistance$1,000,000TASF, TASFOngoing
NepalNepal: Project Preparatory Facility for EnergyEnergy2013Grant$26 millionADB, Gov NepalOngoing
BhutanBhutan: Supporting Participation in the SASEC Trade FacilitationTrade Facilitation2013Technical Assistance$1,500,000JFPRClosed
RegionalRegional: Trade Facilitation in South AsiaTransport2013Technical Assistance$2,775,000JFPR, RCIF, TASF, TASFOngoing
BangladeshBangladesh: South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Road Connectivity ProjectTransport/Road2013Loan$345 millionADB, ADFD, Gov Bangladesh, OFIDOngoing
BangladeshBangladesh: Dhaka-Chittagong Expressway Public-Private Partnership Design ProjectTransport/Road2013Loan$13 millionADB, Gov BangladeshClosed
RegionalRegional: South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Trade Facilitation ProgramTrade Facilitation2013Loan/Grant$48 millionADF, ADF, ADF, ADFClosed
NepalSubregional Electricity Transmission Capacity Expansion ProjectEnergy2012Technical Assistance$225,000TASFClosed
BangladeshBangladesh: Strategic Master Plan for Chittagong PortTransport/Ports2012Technical Assistance$1,250,000Gov Bangladesh, JFPRClosed
BangladeshBangladesh: Railway Sector Investment Program - Tranche 2Transport/Rail2012Loan$165 millionADB, Gov BangladeshClosed
BhutanBhutan: Air Transport Connectivity Enhancement ProjectTransport/Air2012Grant$8 millionADB, Gov BhutanClosed
IndiaIndia: Advanced Project Preparedness for Poverty Reduction (Subproject 25)Transport2012Technical Assistance$2,000,000UKGClosed
IndiaIndia: MFF - North Eastern State Roads Investment Program – Tranche 1Transport/Road2012Loan$110 millionADB, Gov IndiaOngoing
IndiaIndia: Railway Sector Investment Program - Tranche 1Transport/Rail2012Loan$343 millionADB, Gov IndiaClosed
NepalElectricity Transmission Expansion and Supply Improvement ProjectEnergy2012Loan/Grant$128 millionADB, Gov Nepal, Gov NorwayOngoing
NepalNepal: Gender-Focused Capacity Development in Clean EnergyEnergy2011Technical Assistance$250,000TASFOngoing
RegionalSASEC Subregional Energy Efficiency InitiativeEnergy2011Technical Assistance$225,000TASFClosed
RegionalRegional: South Asia Road Safety Programs (Phase 1: Kingdom of Bhutan and Nepal)Transport/Road2011Technical Assistance$700,000TASFClosed
BhutanGreen Power Development Project IIEnergy2011Technical Assistance$1,250,000Gov Bhutan, JFPRClosed
BangladeshBangladesh: Subregional Transport Project Preparatory FacilityTransport2011Loan$28 millionADB, Gov BangladeshOngoing
BhutanRoad Network Project II (Additional Financing)Transport/Road2011Technical Assistance$650,000Gov Bhutan, TASFClosed
NepalNepal: Subregional Transport Enhancement ProjectTransport/Road2011Loan/Grant$76 millionADF, Gov NepalClosed
NepalEnergy Access and Efficiency Improvement Project IIEnergy2011Technical Assistance$700,000Gov Nepal, JFPRClosed
BhutanBhutan: Air Transport Connectivity EnhancementTransport/Air2010Technical Assistance$650,000Gov Bhutan, TASFClosed
RegionalRegional: Regional Transport Development in South AsiaTransport/Road2010Technical Assistance$2,450,000RCIF, RCIF via ADB, TASF, TASFClosed
BangladeshBangladesh-India Electrical Grid InterconnectionEnergy2010Loan$159 millionADB, Gov BangladeshClosed
BangladeshBangladesh-India Electrical Grid Interconnection Project Energy2010Technical Assistance$285,000Gov Bangladesh, TASFClosed
NepalNepal: Air Transport Capacity Enhancement ProjectTransport/Air2010Loan/Grant$92 millionADB, Gov NepalClosed
RegionalStudy on a South Asia Regional Power ExchangeEnergy2010Technical Assistance$750,000RCIFClosed
NepalEnergy Access and Efficiency Improvement ProjectEnergy2010Loan/Grant$94 millionADB, CCF, CEF, Gov NepalClosed
NepalNepal: Road Connectivity Project (formerly Road Connectivity Sector II)Transport/Road2010Technical Assistance$800,000Gov Nepal, JSFClosed
BhutanBhutan: Capacity Building of the Department of RoadsTransport/Road2010Technical Assistance$500,000Gov Bhutan, TASFClosed
RegionalRegional: Support for South Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Multisector2010Technical Assistance$6,920,000TASF, TASF, TASF, TASF, TASFClosed
BhutanBhutan: Road Network Project IITransport/Road2009Grant$54 millionADF, Gov BhutanClosed
RegionalSouth Asia Tourism Infrastructure Development ProjectTransport/Road2009Loan/Grant$90 millionADF, Gov Bangladesh, Gov India, Gov Nepal, OCR, OFIDOngoing
IndiaIndia: National Highway Corridor (Sector) I Project (Supplementary Loan)Transport/Road2009Loan$339 millionADB, Gov IndiaClosed
BhutanGreen Power Development ProjectEnergy2009Loan/Grant$234 millionADB, ADF, AECA, CEFPF, Gov Bhutan, TPCIClosed
RegionalRegional: SASEC Information Highway Project (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal) ICT2008Loan/Grant$20 millionADF, ADF, ADF, Gov Bangladesh, Gov Bhutan, Gov India, Gov NepalClosed
RegionalRegional: Promoting South Asian Regional Economic Cooperation II Public Sector Management2008Technical Assistance$2,250,000TASF, TASF, TASFClosed
BhutanBhutan: Promotion of Clean Power Export DevelopmentEnergy2008Technical Assistance$1,488,000RCIF, TASFClosed
NepalPreparing Electricity Connectivity and Energy Efficiency Project IEnergy2008Technical Assistance$180,000Gov Nepal, TASFClosed
RegionalStrategic Partnerships for Policy Development and Action to Foster Regional CooperationPublic Sector Management2008Technical Assistance$700,000RCIF via ADBClosed
IndiaIndia: Railway Sector Investment ProgramTransport/Rail2008Technical Assistance$1,250,000Gov India, JSF via ADBClosed
NepalNepal: Civil Aviation Airport Project (formerly Civil Aviation Sector Development)Transport/Air2008Technical Assistance$940,000Gov Nepal, JSFClosed
RegionalRegional: SASEC Regional Information and Communication Technology Research and Training NetworkICT2007Technical Assistance$4,400,000RCIFClosed
RegionalRegional: SASEC Transport Logistics and Trade Facilitation ProjectTransport/Road2007Technical Assistance$1,220,000JSF, TASFClosed
BhutanPreparing the Bhutan Power Development ProjectEnergy2007Technical Assistance$1,910,000Gov Bhutan, JSFClosed
BangladeshBangladesh: MFF - Railway Sector Investment Program (Subproject 1)Transport/Rail2007Loan$163 millionADB, Gov BangladeshClosed
RegionalPreparing the Energy Sector Dialogue and SAARC Energy Centre Capacity Development Energy2006Technical Assistance$1,000,000TASFClosed
Regional Regional: SASEC Tourism Development ProjectIndustry and Trade2006Technical Assistance$950,000JSFClosed
RegionalRegional: SASEC Information HighwayICT2006Technical Assistance$500,000EAKPFClosed
BangladeshBangladesh: Development of Transport Corridors for Trade Facilitation Transport/Road2006Technical Assistance$950,000JSFClosed
RegionalRegional: Development Partnership Program for South AsiaPublic Sector Management2006Technical Assistance$12,701,000ATF Sweden, GNOR, Gov Australia, Gov Australia, Gov AustraliaClosed
RegionalRegional: BIMSTEC Transport Infrastructure and Logistics Study (BTILS)Transport Management2006Technical Assistance$960,000TASFClosed
RegionalWorkshop on Proposed SAARC Development FundFinance2006Technical Assistance$150,000ADBClosed
RegionalRegional: South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation III (SASEC III)Public Sector Management2005Technical Assistance$1,000,000TASFClosed
IndiaIndia: National Highway Sector IITransport/Road2005Loan$671 millionADB, Gov IndiaClosed
BhutanBhutan: Road NetworkTransport/Road2005Loan$34 millionADB, Gov BhutanClosed
RegionalEmpowering the Rural Areas through Community Centers under the South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation ProgramICT2005Grant$1 millionJFICTClosed
RegionalSASEC ICT Development Master PlanICT2005Technical Assistance$450,000TASFClosed
NepalNepal: Subregional Transport Facilitation Project (NEP)Transport/Road2005Loan$27 millionADB, Gov NepalClosed
BangladeshBangladesh: Chittagong Port Trade Facilitation ProjectTransport/Ports2005Loan$41 millionADB, Gov BangladeshClosed
RegionalRegional: SASEC HRD and Capacity Building in Tourism SectorIndustry and Trade2004Technical Assistance$600,000JSFClosed
IndiaIndia: National Highway Corridor (Sector) ITransport/Road2004Loan$760 millionADB, Gov IndiaClosed
RegionalRegional: Promoting South Asian Regional Economic Cooperation Public Sector Management2004Technical Assistance$655,000TASF, TASF, TASFClosed
IndiaIndia: North Eastern States RoadsTransport/Road2004Technical Assistance$800,000UKGClosed
RegionalRegional: Subregional Transport Facilitation ProjectTransport Management2004Technical Assistance$600,000JSF via ADBClosed
RegionalPreparing the Subregional Transport Connectivity (India)Transport/Road2003Technical Assistance$1,000,000Gov India, TASFClosed
BangladeshBangladesh: Chittagong Port Trade Facilitation ProjectTransport/Ports2003Technical Assistance$500,000JSFClosed
RegionalRegional: Private Sector Cooperation in the SASEC Subregion (Phase II)Public Sector Management2003Technical Assistance$150,000ADBClosed
RegionalRegional: South Asian Subregional Economic Cooperation Tourism Development PlanIndustry and Trade2003Technical Assistance$450,000TASFClosed
BhutanBhutan: Preparing Road Network Expansion ProjectTransport/Road2003Technical Assistance$500,000JSFClosed
IndiaIndia: East-West CorridorTransport/Road2003Loan$644 millionADB, Gov India, PrivClosed
IndiaIndia: National Highways Sector IITransport/Road2003Technical Assistance$300,000TASFClosed
RegionalSub-regional Corridor Operational Efficiency Study in the South Asia SubregionTransport Management2003Technical Assistance$250,000ADBClosed
IndiaIndia: National Highway Corridor (Sector)Transport/Road2003Technical Assistance$700,000Gov India, TASFClosed
RegionalRegional: Private Sector Cooperation in the SASEC Subregion Public Sector Management2002Technical Assistance$150,000TASFClosed
RegionalExploring the Maldives’ Subregional Economic Cooperation PotentialPublic Sector Management2002Technical Assistance$60,000ADBClosed
RegionalRegional: Exploring Sri Lanka’s Subregional Economic Cooperation PotentialPublic Sector Management2002Technical Assistance$60,000TASFClosed
IndiaIndia: West Bengal Corridor DevelopmentTransport/Road2002Loan$134 millionADB, Gov IndiaClosed
IndiaIndia: National Highway Corridor and Public Private PartnershipTransport/Road2002Technical Assistance$700,000TASFClosed
RegionalSouth Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Phase 2Public Sector Management2001Technical Assistance$500,000TASFClosed
BangladeshBangladesh: Regional Rail Traffic Enhancement ProgramTransport/Rail2001Technical Assistance$1,228,000Gov Bangladesh, JSF, TASFClosed
Returned 61 loans and grants projects with a total cost of $13.58 billion
Returned 94 technical assistance projects with a total cost of $125.73 million