The SNRTP basically the continuation follow-on of the RAIDP is the third IDA operation to support Nepal’s rural transport sector the past 15 years. The design of this operation reflects lessons learned from a sustained engagement. Without SNRTP’s follow-up interventions, RAIDP beneficiaries might lose much of the access they previously gained, insufficient and ineffective maintenance is the primary threat to the sustainability Of RAIDP investments.
SNRTP aligns with the Interim Strategy Note (ISN) for Nepal and forthcoming World Bank Group Country Partnership Strategy (CPS). The CPS specifically highlights improving connectivity throughout NEPAL as a key consideration for inclusive economic growth and rural poverty reduction. SNRTP’s strategic goals are to reduce extreme poverty and increase shared prosperity amongst the bottom 40% through increase in agricultural incomes for rural communities in participating districts.
Project Development Objectives (PDO):
The PDO is to enhance the availability and reliability of transport connectivity for rural communities and participating districts.