|Project Title||Trail Bridge Sector Wide Approach, TB SWAp|
|Project Period||Start Date (Yearly program)|
(TB SWAp-III, 2019)
|Total Budget of Project||Gov. of Nepal||Grant|
|NRS. 20,290 million||NRS. 869 million|
|Development Partner||Government of Nepal, Swiss Government|
|Brief introduction of the project||With support from Swiss government, the construction of trail bridges is ongoing since 2009. The program is being implemented through sector wide approach modality with an aim to ensure easy transportation access at local levels all across the country. The government of Nepal (GoN) has prioritized the construction of trail bridges, as one of its major drives to help the local people living in remote areas to make a difference in their daily lives.|
The construction of the bridges has increased numerically after the implementation of this modality, with an average of 450 bridges built annually.
Achievements of TB SWAp-I showed that trail bridges had contributed significantly to improvement of access for the rural populations, with greater benefits accruing to disadvantaged groups. On average, 153 people were found to use bridges daily. Schools reported increased attendance rates between 5-20% and increment of 40% in the number of patients from across rivers accessing health facilities.
Similarly, TB SWAp -II showed that the trail bridges saved lives and 2.3 hours for a two-way journey. Over 1.3 million people cross trail bridges daily to access schools, perform household chores, seek treatment from health facilities and reach markets. Outcome studies recorded that trail bridges had led to 16% increment in student attendance, 23% increment in patients seeking health facilities, and emergence of new markets at 20% of bridge sites.
Currently, there are 8,444 trail bridges in the country and the demand is still high, with a further 4,000-5,000 bridges needed.
|Goal and Objectives of the project||Goal:|
To contribute towards a prosperous Nepal, with equitable socio-economic development, by strengthening all levels of the government to provide improved access to basic services and economic opportunities to rural communities, especially disadvantaged groups, by availing safer river crossings within 1-hour detour.
Objectives: To ensure the easy access of transportation to local people through the construction of trail bridges. Generation of Local employment during construction of trail bridges. Capacity building of Engineers, Consultants and Contractors
|Expected Outcomes of the project||Local people will have a trail bridge in their convenience place.|
|Major activities of the project||Construction of Trail bridges Maintenance and Rehabilitation of trail bridges Preparation of Detailed Project Report Procurement of Steel Wire Ropes, Bulldog grips and Fabricated Steel Parts|
|Project Area||Federal, 7 Provinces and 753 Urban/ Rural Municipalities|
|Progress of the project (up to December 2020)||Physical Progress; 409 nos. (74%)|
Financial Progress; 1783069000 (78.4%)
|Related photographs of the project|
Banke Khola, Sharlahi
Bangechaur-Aaduwabari Bridge (Baglung-Parbat), -Longest Suspension Bridge
|Major issues/challenges in implementation of the project and efforts made to address the issues||Major issues/challenges: Lack of physical and financial progress from provincial and local offices Insufficient budget for projects running from Local levels. Efforts made to address the issues: Continuous co-ordination with Local and Provisional Government regarding efficient implementation.|
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