38350-013: South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Road Connectivity Project

Project Data Sheet (PDS): Overview


Nepal is a landlocked country. More than 70% of the area is mountainous terrain. Road transport is central to economic and social development, accounting for almost 90% of the country's passenger and freight movement. Poor road connectivity is a major constraint for Nepal. Its road density is low-14 km per 100 km2 or 0.9 km per 1,000 people. The so-called strategic road network (SRN), with a total length of about 14,490 km of national and feeder roads, is the core of Nepal's roads system. ... Read More

Country Nepal
Project Number 38350-013
Type or Modality of Assistance Loan
Technical Assistance
Financing Public sector (Sovereign)
Status Approved
Approval Numbers Loan No. 3012
TA No. 8413
Approval Date 30 Jul 2013
ADB Financing ($ thousand) 75,500
Sector Transport
Subsector Road transport (non-urban)
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth (ESG)
Inclusive economic growth (IEG)
Regional integration (RCI)
Drivers of Change Gender equity and mainstreaming (GEM)
Governance and capacity development (GCD)
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories Category 2: Effective gender mainstreaming (EGM)
Safeguard Categories Environment: A
Resettlement: A
Indigenous People: A

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