The Earthquake Emergency Assistance Project (EEAP) supports the Government of Nepal to accelerate recovery and reconstruction works following the devastating earthquake of 25 April 2015 and the major aftershock of 12 May 2015. The project mainly support the rebuilding and rehabilitation of the infrastructures with strengthened and resilience to future disasters. The project envisaged during the project approval period, has four outputs (or components) and covers 12 districts out of the 14 mostly affected districts. The Central-Level Project Implementation Unit (CLPIU) under the Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development (MOFALD) is responsible for the implementation of the component for rehabilitation and reconstruction of district roads, one of the four components of the Earthquake Emergency Assistance Project (EEAP) financed by the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
ADB had approved Loan No 3260- NEP for the financing of the EEAP on 24 June 2015. The loan become subsequently effective on 10 September 2015. The project is estimated to total cost of US $232 million, of this total cost of US $200 million equivalent is financed from ADB’ Asian Development Fund. The GON provides $32 million equivalent to cover (i) land acquisition and resettlement costs, (ii) taxes and duties and (iii). Incremental recurrent costs; the remaining costs are financed by the ADB loan. The cost of the component for rehabilitation and reconstruction of district roads is estimated as $48.79 million, representing 23% of the EEAP base cost. The complementary grant of CHF 3.9 million (US $ 3.817 million) is being financed by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) for Technical Assistance (TA) for consulting services for design and supervision of roads of 12 districts to complements the ADB financing of this component.
The original plan of the output of the component rehabilitation and reconstruction of district roads was 450 km. A total of 25 potential road subprojects (474.7 km) have been identified for rehabilitation and reconstruction in 12 project districts under EEAP. The detail survey, design of 24 roads (466 km) have been completed. Out of which, the technical detail report (DPR) of 22 road subproject with 427 km have approved. Remaining within the currently allocated project funds for district roads, 17 road subprojects (290 km) has been accepted for rehabilitation and reconstruction.
Besides, EEAP's Output 2 (focused on rural roads), under SDC's financial support, DRILP-III is also constructing Trails in two EEAP districts Gorkha and Dolkha.