Trail Bridge Support Unit


The Trail Bridge Support Unit (TBSU)/HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation provides Technical Assitance (TA) to the Trail Bridge Sector Wide Approach (TB SWAp) programme on behalf of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). 

As per the bilateral agreement signed between the Government of Nepal and the Government of Switzerland in November 2014, TBSU/HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation supports the trail bridge programme in:

  • Coordinating trail bridge related planning, budgeting, technical, social, financial and managerial activities
  • Quality assurance, monitoring and inspection of trail bridges
  • Assisting in Research and Development (R&D) in areas of improving the scope of Short Span Trail Bridges (SSTB) and Long Span Trail Bridges (LSTB)
  • Developing norms, standards and manuals for TB SWAp

​Technical assistance is provided to all 7 provinces. In province 2 Special Focus Units, have been set up to provide direct assistance to the local government. While in the remaining six provinces, staff have been situated for ‘accompanied capacity’ building with Regional Technical Assistance Providers (RTAPs) to provide back-support.