Development of Nepal’s Eastern Urban Corridor will improve the resilience and delivery of urban services and facilities in six municipalities in the southern Terai province bordering India.
The Regional Urban Development study will help facilitate more resilient and inclusive urban and regional economic development. SMEC has been appointed to undertake feasibility studies and a detailed project report, intended to guide a long-term Investment Program in the region by providing a framework for municipal infrastructure investments, urban planning, and institutional strengthening. The project is the first development study of its kind ever to be taken in the province and will be the seed for future planned studies.
The scope of the project is derived from six themes as follows:
Stakeholders include the Ministry of Urban Development (MoDU), the Provincial Project Planning Coordination Committee (PPPCC), Department of Urban Development and Building Construction (DUDBC), Regional Urban Development Project (RUDP), provincial government representatives and delegates from designated municipalities.
SMEC has partnered with Oriental Consultants Global (OCG) to assist the Department of Transport, Communications & Infrastructure of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) in undertaking project prioritization, readiness, and pilot-testing to prepare for the Asian Development Bank (ADB)-financed Sustainable Road Infrastructure Investment Project (SRIIP).
SMEC has been engaged to supervise civil works for upgrading the Central Cross Island Road (CCIR) in Samoa. The CCIR is one of the main economic arteries on Upolu Island and one of several key roads damaged when Tropical Cyclone Evan struck the Pacific Island nation in 2012. The project is being carried out in association with local sub-consultant MMSM Ltd for the Land Transport Authority (LTA) of Samoa and is funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
The Uzbekistan Ministry of Water Resources has appointed SMEC as Project Implementation Consultant for the Climate Adaptative Water Resources Management project. The project will combine investment from the Republic of Uzbekistan government and the Asian Development Bank to improve climate resilience in the Aral Sea Basin.