Project ID: 34420

Chinese Government provides $33 million grant for Phase 1 of Kathmandu Ring Road Improvement Project.

Commitment amount

$ 35408854.96

Constant 2017 USD

Summary

Funding agency [Type]

China Ministry of Commerce [Government Agency]

Recipient

Nepal

Sector

Transport and storage (Code: 210)

Flow type

Grant

Concessional

Yes

Category

Intent

Development (The next section lists the possible statuses.)

Commercial

Development

Representational

Mixed

Financial Flow Classification

ODA-like (The next section lists the possible statuses.)

Official Development Assistance

Other Official Flows

Vague (Official Finance)

Flows categorized based on OECD-DAC guidelines

Project lifecycle

Status

Completion (The next section lists the possible statuses.)

Pledge

Commitment

Implementation

Completion

Suspended

Cancelled

Milestones

Commitment year

2011

Implementation

2013

2013-06-25

Actual start

Completion

2018

2018-12-15

Actual

Geography

Description

In 2011, China agreed to provide $40 million in grant assistance for the first phase of the upgrading and widening the Kathmandu Ring Road. It agreed to help widen the entire 27-kilometer four-lane two-way roads around Kathmandu to eight lanes with a two-way bicycle lane and a pedestrian pathway, bus station, parking lots, maintenance of the main road stream bridges, construction of the new relief road stream bridge, construction of one simple urban flyover and three pedestrian overpasses. The road was to be upgraded in three separate phases, with the first stage being the 10.5 km Kalanki-Koteshwor section and the building of a new Kalanki Bridge interchange. The improvement of Ring Road was expected to ease traffic congestion in Nepal's capital city, which is home to 3.5 million people. The contractor was Shanghai Construction Group Co Ltd., Third Railway Survey and Design Institute Group Corporation was the design consultant. According to the Government of Nepal’s Aid Management Information System (AMIS), the Chinese Government had disbursed $33,154,069 for this project as of November 5, 2017. This project was initiated on June 25, 2013 and it was completed on December 15, 2018. It was formally handed over to the Nepali authorities on January 28, 2019. The Chinese Government announced that it would began work on Phase 2 (the Kalanki-Maharajgunj Section) of the Kathmandu Ring Road Improvement Project in early 2020. This 10.5 km segment of the Kathmandu Ring Road runs from Kalanki to Koteshwor. More detailed locational information can be found at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ring_Road_(Kathmandu)#/media/File:MapKathmandu.png.

Additional details

This project is also known as the Phase I of Kathmandu Ring Road Expansion Project. The Kathmandu Ring Road, which was originally built with aid from the Chinese government, was opened to traffic in February 1977.

Number of official sources

10

Number of unofficial sources

14

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Cofinanced

No

Receiving agencies [Type]

Government of Nepal [Government Agency]

Implementing agencies [Type]

China Railway Group Limited (CREC) [State-owned Company]; Government of Nepal [Government Agency]; Guangdong Construction Engineering Group Co. [State-owned Company]; Shanghai Construction Group General Co. [State-owned Company]