Nepal: Urban Infrastructure Investment Project (AIIB-000028)

  • Nepal
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
Terai region, Nepal
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Financial Institutions
  • Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Bank Risk Rating
Risk rating varies among banks and may refer only to the particular investment and not to the risk for the project as a whole. Projects marked 'U' have an 'Unknown' risk rating at the time of disclosure.
Voting Date
Dec 1, 2018
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The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
  • Infrastructure
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 100.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please see updated project documentation for more information.
Bank Documents
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ AIIB website

Updated in EWS Mar 8, 2019

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Project Description

This project will fund the provision of infrastructure and basic services in the participating municipalities of Nepal's Terai region.


This project is part of AIIB's Project Preparation Special Fund.  According to AIIB's website, this Fund "provides grants to support and facilitate the preparation of projects to be financed by AIIB in eligible member countries (International Development Association recipients, including International Development Association Blend countries)." Additional information about the fund is available at:


Investment Description
  • Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
Contact Information

Contact Points
Sangmoo Kim
Team Leader/Investment Operations Specialist (Urban)
Tel: +86 10 8658 0380

Yug Raj Pandey
Under Secretary
Ministry of Finance

Implementation agency:
Padma K. Mainalee
Joint Secretary
Department of Urban Development and Building Construction (DUDBC)
Ministry of Urban Development



In addition, the AIIB has a Bank Oversight Mechanism. According to AIIB's policies, "people who believe they have been or are likely to be adversely affected by a failure of the Bank to implement the ESP may also submit complaints to the Bank's oversight mechanism in accordance with the policies and procedures to be established by the Bank for such mechanism." However, at the time of writing, it is unclear what the exact scope and function of this Oversight Mechanism will be.