Nepal Strategic Road Connectivity and Trade Improvement Project (WB-P170409)

  • Nepal
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Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
May 20, 2020
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Government of Nepal
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  • Industry and Trade
  • Transport
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 525.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 650.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please see updated project documentation for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Sep 10, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Jul 16, 2019

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Project Description

The proposed Project plays a significant role in improving Nepal’s transport and trade connectivity with its neighbors India and China and also Bangladesh and Bhutan (via India). The project will support "(a) Improvement of the existing Nagdhunga-Naubise-Mugling (NNM) Road (96 km on the pivotal north-south trade corridor connecting Kathmandu and Birgunj, plus construction of a new 2-lane bypass from Sisne Khola to Dharke (~12 km); and (b) Upgrading of the Kamala-Dhalkebar-Pathlaiya Road (KDP) Road of the East-West Highway from 2-lane to 4-lane."

Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)

Co-financiang: Borrower US$ 125 million

Contact Information

World Bank
Sri Kumar Tadimalla, Deepak Man Singh Shrestha
Senior Transport Specialist

Ministry of Finance
Shree Krishna Nepal, Joint Secretary

Implementing Agencies
Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport
Arjun Jung Thapa, Deputy Director General
Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Supplies
Navaraj Dhakal, Joint Secretary


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