|Project Title||Local Road Bridge Program-Phase IV|
|Project Period||January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2024|
|Total Budget of Project||Government of Nepal|
Federal Government shall provide necessary budget as per the annual program on cost sharing basis with the respective provincial government. The seven Provincial Government through their own development budgets shall provide necessary budget as per the annual program on cost sharing basis with the Federal Government.
|9,820,000 Swiss Francs (Approx. NPR. 1,266,780,000)|
|Development Partner||Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC), Switzerland|
|Brief introduction of project||Local Road Bridge Program aims to construct the bridges along non-strategic road networks for safe, dependable, and all-weather access. The project has been implemented in three different phases since 2011, and the third phase came to an end on July 2020 with no cost extension up to December 31, 2020. The agreement for LRBP-IV between Government of Nepal and Government of Switzerland has been signed on November 13th, 2020 with the major objective of completing 200 bridges within 4 years. For the implementation uniformity, MoFAGA/DoLI produces standards, norms and guidelines. Major achievements for phase so far are: Phase I (February 1, 2011 to November 30, 2014 (Extended till May 2016). SDC contribution for TA: NPR 658 Million 137 Bridge Construction Completed, 302 bridges construction supervision and quality control technical assistance provided in 62 districts, 172 bridge design verified and 359 bridges preliminary and detail design completed. Phase II (June 1, 2016 to February 28, 2017). SDC contribution for TA: NPR 340 Million 75 Bridge Construction Completed, 284 bridges construction supervision and quality control were carried out across the country and 55 design verification completed. Phase III (March 1, 2017 to July 31, 2020 (No Cost Extension upto December, 2020). SDC contribution for TA: NPR 1140 Million 190 Bridge Construction Completed, 247 bridges construction supervision and quality control were carried out across the country and 425 design verification completed.|
|Goal and Objectives of the project||Goal of the project:|
To enhance socio-economic status of the people in all seven provinces through better connectivity.
Objectives: To provide all weather access in local road network. To improve the livelihood of project beneficiaries To increase employment opportunities for local people.
|Major activities of the project||Preparation of DPR for motorable bridges. Construction of motorable bridges. Institutional technical strengthening.|
|Project Area||Nepal (Seven provinces)|
|Progress of project||Phase IV in initiation phase.|
|Relevant photographs of the bridges constructed under the project during the past phases|
|Major issues/challenges in implementation of the project and efforts made to address the issues||Issues/challenges Progress not being regularly reported from the implementing provincial and local levels. Projects are not being prioritized for execution by the implementing provincial government. Scarcity of budget. Efforts made to address the issues Continuous coordination with the concerned governmental agencies.|
Program & Projects
- Provincial and Local Roads Construction and Improvement Program (PLRCIP)
- Rural Connectivity Improvement Project (RCIP)
- SMALL IRRIGATION PROGRAMME (SIP)
- Local Road Bridge Program-Phase IV
- Small Irrigation Program, Phase I
- Rural Village Water Resources Management Project, Phase III
- Provincial and Local Governance Support Program (PLGSP)
- Trail Bridge Sector Wide Approach, TB SWAp- Framework-III