Project Name Urban Transport Development Investment Program
Project Number 39256-023
Country Mongolia
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan

Source of Funding / Amount
MFF Facility Concept: Urban Transport Development Investment Program
Global Environment Facility US$ 1.50 million
MFF Facility Concept 0070-MON: Urban Transport Development Investment Program
Ordinary capital resources US$ 95.70 million
Asian Development Fund US$ 120.20 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Urban transport

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects To comply with national laws and ADB requirements, an environmental assessment and review framework was reviewed by ADB's Regional and Sustainable Development Department and the MUB. Environment classification of project 1 is category B as it will not have significant irreversible or permanent negative environmental impacts during or after construction. To comply with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009), an initial environmental examination was prepared and disclosed. The environmental management plan will become an integral part of construction contracts. Assuming effective implementation of the mitigation measures and monitoring requirements outlined in the plan, project 1 is not expected to have significant adverse environmental impacts. Subsequent projects are expected to be classified environment category B.
Involuntary Resettlement Project 1 has been classified involuntary resettlement category B. A land acquisition and resettlement framework has been prepared for the investment program; it was endorsed by the MUB and disclosed on ADB's website. It specifies compensation eligibility and entitlements, land acquisition and related conditions for subproject implementation, and mechanisms for the preparation of land acquisition and resettlement plans (LARPs) for subprojects. Subsequent projects are expected to be classified involuntary resettlement category B. A LARP has been prepared for project 1 and endorsed by the government and the MUB, and has been disclosed to affected persons in the local language. The PIU will be responsible for implementing land acquisition and resettlement activities, and internal monitoring and reporting. An external monitoring agency will be engaged to investigate and assess LARP implementation, and results of monitoring will be reported to the MUB and ADB semiannually. The LARP has been posted on the ADB website. It will also be disclosed on the MUB website and made available to affected persons and communities at the local level.
Indigenous Peoples Project 1 has been classified category C for indigenous peoples. Subsequent projects are expected to be classified category C.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design

The project team will continue active dialogue with key project stakeholders to (i) sustain their support to the investment program, and (ii) ensure intermodal integration of the BRT and LRT modalities.

The potential initial stakeholders are users of public transport, including the urban low- and mid-income population groups, public transport bus services, private minibus services, residents using private vehicles, and the local government.

Consultation will be carried out with public transport service providers and operators, the general public, residents adjacent to the proposed BRT lines, and the local government. Focus group discussions will be held with members of the communities as well as several consultation workshops with transport providers and the local government.

During Project Implementation

Project implementation will require close coordination among the agencies including the Ministry of Finance; Ministry of Roads, Transportation, Construction and Urban Development; MUB; and the National Police Agency.

C&P plan for the project will include (i) focus group discussions, (ii) workshops, and (iii) mass media campaign.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services The project management consultant will help the MUB and PIU manage contracts under the investment program and provide training in project management and monitoring, financial management, disbursement, operation and maintenance, and reporting. The details of consulting services input and outline terms of reference for consulting services are in the FFA.
Procurement A procurement plan will be prepared for each tranche. Procurement to be financed from the ADB loan will be carried out in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2010, as amended from time to time). The civil works and materials have been packaged into contracts that will be procured through international and national competitive bidding procedures. ADB standard bidding documents will be adopted.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Ki-Joon Kim
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, EARD
Executing Agencies
Municipal Government of Ulaanbaatar
Sukhbaatar Square-11
Ulaanbaatar-46, Mongolia


Concept Clearance 23 Mar 2012
Fact Finding 23 Jan 2012 to 03 Feb 2012
MRM 31 May 2012
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 30 Sep 2014

MFF Facility ConceptĀ 0070-MON

Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 272.90 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 215.90 - 0.00 0.00 %
Counterpart 57.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 - 0.00 0.00 %

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