Nepal Economic Corridor Urban Planning
Otak is closely collaborating with Nepal's Department of Urban Development and Building Construction (DUDBC, Ministry of Urban Development) in delivering this complex project which comprises four components i) preparation of a regional development plan, structural plan, and an integrated investment plan for the Birgunj-Simara Urban economic corridor, which is an industrial hub and the primary trading hub at the Indian border. Among other things, this required an integrated assessment of regional demographics, economics and trade, transport, infrastructure needs, spatial development, and disaster risk ii) developing the capacity of the DUDBC in managing, reviewing and approving City Development strategies, with a focus on 10 Cities during the project implementation period iii) preparation of a national Utility Arrangement Guideline document for standardizing the coordination and placement of buried utilities within the public right of way, in accordance with the urban road design standards. iv) Prepare a business plan for DUDBC to implement the recently adopted National Urban Development Strategy.
Client: Asia Development Bank
Project Manager: Niels van Dijk
Contract Value: $823,000
Type: Urban Planning, Infrastructure Needs Assessment,