Project Details
Cross-Border Trade and Transport Facilitation
Sector:Trade Facilitation
Summary:The goal of the technical assistance (TA) was to promote economic growth and reduce poverty in Afghanistan by enhancing cross-border and transit trade with neighboring countries.
Expected Outcome:
Expected Outputs:

Specific outputs included the following:

  • infrastructure investment options, including road and railways, to facilitate the cross-border movement of goods;
  • specific cost recovery measures (e.g., transit fees and tolls) for such investments, taking into account equitable sharing of the infrastructure investment burden between Afghanistan and its neighbors;
  • amended and/or new laws, rules, regulations, bilateral and multilateral agreements for the operation of the new/improved cross-border infrastructure and movement of goods; and
  • appropriate institutional arrangements at the concerned ministries and agencies for operating the new/improved cross-border infrastructure.

Date Approved:2004
Expected Completion:2006
Funding Type:Technical Assistance
Funding Amount:Asian Development Bank: $550,000
Government of Afghanistan: $50,000
Links/Documents:TA Completion Report