Rural Connectivity Improvement Project (RCIP)

Rural Connectivity Improvement Project’s (RCIP) overarching goal is improving connectivity between rural communities, productive agricultural areas and socioeconomic centres in 16 districts namely Panchthar, Ilam, Jhapa, Morang, Sunsari, Dhankuta, Sindhui, Dolakha, Sindhupalchok, Kavreplanchok, Bhaktapur, Kathmandu, Chitwan, Parbat, Rolpa and Rukum of Nepal by improving rural roads and enhancing capacity of road implementation agency. RCIP will focus on improving 380.686 km rural roads to all-weather standards, serving the agricultural sector and 7.5 million rural population in 16 districts located in five provinces ensuring roads are maintained in sustainable manner. RCIP is a follow on project of Rural Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Sector Development Project (RRRSDP) and is being implemented with the loan assistance of Asian Development Bank (ADB) and counterpart funding from Government of Nepal (GoN). The total project duration is 5 years (2018 to 2022) and it is divided into two parts: first two years as a upgrading works/construction phase and then one year of defects liability period and remaining two years of performance based maintenance period.

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