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Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation

The Governent of Switzerland, through the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) has been supporting the trail bridge programme for over four decades.

As stated in the Swiss Cooperation Strategy for Nepal (2013-2017), the overall goal has been to contribute towards the transformation of Nepal into an inclusive and democratic federal state and to promote social, economic and political opportunities that enable women and men alike to make their own choices and sustainably improve their well-being.

Within this context, trail bridges are a priority area for SDC. In 25 November 2014, SDC, on behalf of the Government of Switzerland, signed a bilateral agreement to provide grants for Technical Assistance of over 11.947 million Swiss Francs (CHF), equivalent to NRs 1.1 billion to the Government of Nepal for the Trail Bridge Sector Wide Approach (TB SWAp)-Framework-II (2014-2019).

Trail Bridge Support Unit/HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation will be providing technical assistance on behalf of SDC for trail bridge programme.

For more information visit: SDC Nepal Home Page