Project Name Second Roads Development
Project Number 29566-013
Country Mongolia
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Strategic Agendas
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Description The objective of the Project is to promote economic and social development through improved efficiency of the road sector by: (i) supporting policy and institutional reforms of the road sector institutions to enhance their capability to respond more effectively to market demands; (ii) upgrading priority sections of the State road network consistent with the plans established in the Medium-Term Road Master Plan, and (iii) developing capacity in local road construction and maintenance. The Project scope includes (i) assistance to strengthen policy and institutional efforts of the Government through advisory technical assistance (ii) civil works for the upgrading of about 200-km of State road between Nalaih and Choir; (iii) consulting services for detailed design and construction supervision, monitoring and evaluation, and capacity development; and (iv) procurement of road maintenance equipment.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Efficient, flexible and market responsive transport services are essential to support the development of domestic and international trade as Mongolia moves towards a market-based economy. To develop efficient transport services, the use of existing transport infrastructure must be optimized and steps taken to prevent its further degradation. The north-south road link interconnecting two border cities, Altanbulag at the border with Russia and Zameen Uud at the PRC boundary, emerged as one of the top priority roads for improvement in the Medium-Term Road Master Plan in view of its importance to support the growing trade with Russia, PRC, and other Asian countries. While the existing railway parallel to this road is suitable for carrying long haul, bulk cargoes, the road link plays an important role primarily for distribution of goods over relatively short distances, particularly high value goods, such as cashmere and semi-processed copper and gold between Ulaanbaatar and other cities along this road. This north-south road link traverses Ulaanbaatar, the capital, whose population is about 630,000 which is more than a quarter of the country's population and contributes over one half of the gross industrial production. It also connects with one of the PRC's national trunk highway corridors at the border, leading to Beijing and Tianjin port, which makes it an important international link for rapidly growing trade with the PRC. About 312-km of the road northwards from Ulaanbaatar to Altanbulag at the border with Russia is currently being improved under the ongoing Roads Development Project, and upgrading of the remaining north-south road link from Ulaanbaatar southwards to Zameen Uud at PRC border is essential for efficient transport of goods and passengers.

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Between Naliah and Choir in Central Mongolia

Safeguard Categories

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services About 288 person-months of consulting services for detailed design, construction supervision, capacity development, and monitoring and evaluation, comprising 48 person-months of international consulting services and 240 person-months of domestic consulting services, are required to implement the Project. The consultants will be engaged in accordance with the Bank's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants and other arrangements satisfactory to the Bank for the engagement of domestic consultants. Advance recruitment action was approved in May 1999 to expedite Project implementation.
Procurement Procurement proposed for Bank financing under the Project will include civil works for road improvement works and road maintenance and workshop equipment. All procurement to be financed under the Bank loan will be carried out in accordance with the Bank's Guidelines for Procurement.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer ADB Disclosure
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, EARD
Executing Agencies
Department of Roads
Mr. Ts. Bat-Enkh
Government Building 2, United Nations Str. 5-1, Ulaanbaatar


Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding 10 Mar 1999 to 26 Mar 1999
MRM 26 May 1999
Approval 30 Sep 1999
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 07 Dec 2006
Last PDS Update 22 Jan 2007

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