Roads Board Nepal
Roads Board Nepal (RBN) was established under the Roads Board Act 2058 (2002) with the aim of providing sustainable fund for planned maintenance of the roads. The aim of planned maintenance is to keep existing maintainable roads in serviceable condition, reduce vehicle operating cost and provide more comfort to the road users. RBN is a self gorverning, self sustaining and organized entity based on Public-Private Partnership [PPP] model. The major function of RBN is to collect, manage and allocate fund for road maintenance to the Road Agencies (RA). RBN is fully devoted in providing beter road service to the road users as they pay in the form of direct road toll, fuel levy and vehicle gegistration fee.
Moving goods, products, and people becomes prohibitively expensive without cost-effective road transportation in a land locked country with varied topography such as Nepal . It becomes expensive and time consuming. As a result, apart from other, tourism - main foreign currency earning sector - also suffers and the country's competitiveness is reduced. Economic development, commerce, and poverty alleviation are also negatively affected by underinvestment and inadequate management of road maintenance. Unfortunately, the amount of financing and technical skills needed to provide even a reasonable road service is simply not within the means of most public sector agencies.
Nepal's transport sector objective as defined in the National Transport Policy is to provide uninterrupted flow of goods and people with safety and transport services available at least cost, and help poverty reduction effort through broad based economic growth including balancing regional development by generating employment, providing access to the market to local products and accelerating the potential economic growth in other sectors like tourism and hydropower...