$49 Million Nepal Road Project to Link Remote Communities, Boost Trade


Nepal, with assistance from the Asian Development Bank (ADB), is to step up road improvements and customs systems enhancement to link remote, rural communities to markets and services, and to boost cross-border trade.

The project will upgrade about 195 kilometers of roads, enhancing road capacity of major international trade routes and providing rural communities in the northeast with a north-south link to the east-west highway, one of Nepal's main trade corridor routes. This north-south link could eventually become a major transit route connecting India to the People's Republic of China.