Mongolia: Urban Development Sector Project

Sovereign Project | 37697-013 Status: Closed

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Project Name Urban Development Sector Project
Project Number 37697-013
Country Mongolia
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2301-MON: Urban Development Sector Project
Asian Development Fund US$ 28.20 million
Loan: Urban Development Sector Project
Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Tech. Zusammenarbeit US$ 238,060.00
Deutsche Investitions und Entwicklungsgesellschaft US$ 1.20 million
Commercial Bank - Domestic US$ 659,000.00
Loan 2301-MON: Urban Development Sector Project (use of surplus funds)
Asian Development Fund US$ 7.03 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Finance - Inclusive finance

Transport - Urban roads and traffic management

Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Urban policy, institutional and capacity development - Urban sewerage - Urban solid waste management - Urban water supply

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

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome The project is physically completed with all civil works for improvement of basic urban services in aimag and soum centers finished at 18 sites. The project has provided direct benefits to over 293,000 residents in project aimags by expanding water supply, sewerage and heating supply systems, and constructing 12.3 kilometers urban roads in Ulaanbaatar, and thereby increasing access to safe and sustainable public services. 443 households in Erdenet, Arvaikheer, Bayankhongor and Altai towns received small loan facilities to finance housing improvements and connections to the public utility systems constructed under the Project.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

1.1 Water supply facilities: As of 1-Jul-2015, project constructed and put into operation 138 km of water supply transmission and distribution mains, 12 new water source boreholes, 10 reservoirs of various capacities, pumping stations and water chlorination facilities and constructed, rehabilitated and connected to the piped system in 91 water kiosks. Under the new subprojects identified in 2013-2014, 19.69 of hot water supply mains were built.

1.2 Sewerage facilities: Completed. As of 1-Jul-2015, project constructed and put into operation 28.06 km sewerage pipeline, rehabilitated 2 wastewater treatment plants (WWTP) and constructed 7 new small-scale WWTPs in soum centers.

1.3 Solid waste management facilities: Completed. Solid waste collection trucks and other public utility service equipment and machinery were supplied under the project and handed over to provincial PUSOs in May 2014.

2.1 Roads improvement: Completed. Three road sections (12.3 km) are put into operation in Ulaanbaatar, which have improved access to social services for remote communities, increased efficiency and effectiveness of public and private transport movement, enabled opportunities for new jobs and business, and contribute to reduced dust and air pollution.

3.1 Small loans: Completed. A total of $3.0 million was provided to the PFIs to implement the subproject. As of 1 July 2015, a total of MNT5.4 billion ($2.8 million) was sub-lent to 443 households in Erdenet, Arvaikheer, Bayankhongor and Altai towns. About 203 subloan recipients were women> Small loans were used to finance piped water and sewerage connections, construct heat-efficient houses and to improve housing conditions.

4.1 Implementation agency staff trained: Completed.

4.2 People trained in health and environment: Completed.

Geographical Location Mongolia

Safeguard Categories

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects

Initial environmental examinations (IEEs) were carried out for the core subprojects in accordance with ADB's Environment Policy (2002) and Environmental Assessment Guidelines. It was determined that the Project will not have significant adverse environmental impacts. The Project will not adversely affect natural resources and will greatly improve community health and living conditions. The Project will reduce environmental pollution. No detrimental effects will be caused on the flora and fauna. On a per capita basis, the Project will decrease the demands on energy resources by replacing truck water tankers with a piped system. Negative environmental impact may occur during construction, but its extent will be minimized by careful design and specification of project construction through mitigation measures identified in the IEE. The adoption of composting toilets will reduce groundwater pollution and, with correct management, will produce organic compost for small farmers. Improvement of the urban roads will reduce dust and noise. The summary IEE includes the environmental assessment and review procedures.

Project staff and consultants regularly monitor contractors' compliance with environment action plans. Independent environmental monitoring is in place.

Necessary mitigation measures to minimize negative environmental impacts were implemented adequately by civil work contractors' staff responsible for occupational health and safety and environmental issues. No complains or comments were received with regard to the construction of water supply and sewerage systems constructed under the project.

Involuntary Resettlement It is anticipated that land acquisition and resettlement will not be very significant and can be avoided for many subprojects. Some houses, gers, and fences will need to be relocated to nearby plots of land. To ensure that ADB policies on involuntary resettlement will be applied and affected people compensated, a resettlement framework has been prepared which sets out (i) the resettlement policy and Mongolian legal framework for land acquisition and resettlement, (ii) compensation standards and entitlements, (iii) procedures for formulating RPs, (iv) implementation arrangements, (v) consultation and participation, (vi) eligibility provision, (vii) a grievance redress mechanism, (viii) monitoring and evaluation, and (ix) provision of the resettlement budget. The PMU will be responsible for overall resettlement management and coordination, internal monitoring, and quarterly reporting to ADB. The PIUs will take primary responsibility for any resettlement consultation, notices, implementation, and timely delivery of entitlements. Because of limited experience with involuntary resettlement, some training and capacity building will be conducted under component D, and it was endorsed by the Government and disclosed to the affected people.
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation Consultations with stakeholders and project beneficiaries are conducted on a regular basis by the project staff and consultants on the topics of public health and hygiene, gender, labor, resettlement and environmental impact mitigation action plan.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services The Project will require a total of about 195 person-months of international and 82 person-months of national consulting services to support the PMU and PIUs in project implementation and management, feasibility study for the urban road improvement component, detailed design and survey, institutional development, and education and training. The ADB loan will finance 31 person-months of international and 82 person-months of national consultants. The international consultants will have expertise in (i) project management and procurement, (ii) finance and microfinance, (iii) institutional development and financial management, and (iv) sanitation. The national consultants will have expertise in (i) resettlement; (ii) environment; (iii) legal aspects; (iv) database development; (v) financial management; and (vi) construction supervision, feasibility studies for the remaining subprojects under component B, and detailed designs of components A and B. The consultants will be selected and engaged in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (April 2006, as amended from time to time). All international consultants and the national consultants for project management will be selected and contracted individually. National consultants for feasibility studies and detailed designs will be selected and contracted as firms using ADB's quality- and cost-based selection procedure among short-listed national consulting firms. German development cooperation through DED will provide 144 person-months of long-term international experts in community engineering (2 positions) and community development and training. German development cooperation through GTZ will provide a maximum of 20 person-months of short-term experts. These experts will be assigned at the PMU and the PIUs, and will be guided by and report to the respective PMU and PIU directors. DED and GTZ will select these experts in accordance with their own guidelines.
Procurement The procurement of goods and works financed under the loan will be undertaken in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (April 2006, as amended from time to time). International competitive bidding (ICB) will be applied to supply contracts estimated to cost $500,000 or more. Supply contracts with a value less than $500,000 will follow national competitive bidding (NCB), and those less than $100,000 will follow shopping procedures as reflected by particular circumstances of the contract packages. ICB will be used for civil works contracts valued at $1 million or more. Civil works contracts valued less than $1 million will be procured using NCB procedures. The selection and engagement of contractors will be subject to ADB approval. Before commencement of NCB procurement, ADB and the Borrower will review the Borrower's procurement procedures to ensure consistency with ADB requirements. Any necessary modifications or clarifications to the Borrower's procedures will be documented in the procurement plan. The internationally tendered equipment packages will include the necessary technical support for ensuring proper installation, testing, commissioning, and training of operational staff as part of the related contracts. In accordance with ADB requirements, foreign contractors may participate in bidding for NCB contracts

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Tuul Badarch
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Mongolia Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Construction and Urban Development
Mr. J. Bat-Erdene
Barilgachidyn talbai-3, State Property Building-5, Ulaanbaatar 211238
Ministry of Roads, Transportation, Construction and Urban Development
Mr. J. Bat-Erdene
Barilgachidyn talbai-3, State Property Building-5, Ulaanbaatar 211238

Timetable

Concept Clearance 14 Oct 2005
Fact Finding 21 Mar 2005 to 28 Mar 2005
MRM 14 Aug 2006
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 19 Jul 2006
Last PDS Update 07 Sep 2015

Loan 2301-MON

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
19 Dec 2006 27 Aug 2007 26 Feb 2008 30 Jun 2013 01 Jul 2015 18 Dec 2015
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 46.33 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 35.23 19 Dec 2006 35.03 0.00 100%
Counterpart 9.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 2.10 19 Dec 2006 35.03 0.00 100%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - Satisfactory - Satisfactory
Title Document Type Document Date
Urban Development Sector Project Procurement Plans Jan 2013
Project Agreement for Urban Development Sector Project between Asian Development Bank and Hovsgol Aimag Government dated 16 December 2011 Project/Program Agreement Dec 2011
Project Agreement for Urban Development Sector Project between Asian Development Bank and Bulgan AIMAG Government dated 12 October 2011 Project/Program Agreement Oct 2011
Project Agreement for Urban Development Sector Project between Asian Development Bank and TUV AIMAG Government dated 14 October 2011 Project/Program Agreement Oct 2011
Project Agreement for Urban Development Sector Project between Asian Development Bank and Arhangay AIMAG Government dated 29 September 2011 Combined Resettlement Plan and Indigenous Peoples Plans Sep 2011
Project Agreement for Urban Development Sector Project between Asian Development Bank and Bayanhongor Aimag Government dated 10 May 2011 Project/Program Agreement May 2011
Project Agreement for Urban Development Sector Project between Asian Development Bank and Ovorhangay Aimag Government dated 10 May 2011 Project/Program Agreement May 2011
Project Agreement for Urban Development Sector Project between Asian Development Bank and Suhbaatar Aimag Government dated 10 May 2011 Project/Program Agreement May 2011
Project Agreement for Urban Development Sector Project between Asian Development Bank and Gobi-Altai Aimag Government dated 18 February 2011 Project/Program Agreement Feb 2011
Amendment to the Loan Agreement for Urban Development Sector Project between Mongolia and Asian Development Bank dated 26 March 2010 Loan Agreement (Special Operations) Mar 2010
Urban Development Sector Project Loan Change in Scope, Amount, and Implementation Arrangements Oct 2009
Loan Agreement for Urban Development Sector Project between Mongolia and Asian Development Bank dated 27 August 2007 Loan Agreement (Special Operations) Aug 2007
Project Agreement for Urban Development Sector Project between Asian Development Bank and Orhon Aimag Government dated 27 August 2007 Project/Program Agreement Aug 2007
Project Agreement for Urban Development Sector Project between Asian Development Bank and Ulaanbaatar Municipal Government dated 27 August 2007 Project/Program Agreement Aug 2007
Urban Development Sector Project Project/Program Administration Manual Dec 2006
Urban Development Sector Project Reports and Recommendations of the President Nov 2006

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards

Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.

Title Document Type Document Date
Urban Development Sector Project: Semiannual External Environmental Monitoring Report Environmental Monitoring Reports May 2015
Urban Development Sector Project: Semiannual External Environmental Monitoring Report Environmental Monitoring Reports Dec 2014
Urban Development Sector Project - Altai, Arvaiheer, Bayanhongor, Erdenet Public Urban Services Improvement Subprojects: Environmental Monitoring Report (December 2013) Environmental Monitoring Reports Dec 2013
Urban Development Sector Project - Hailaast, Baruunsalaa, Orbit Tahilt, Botanic Sharhad Road Improvement Subprojects in Ulaanbaatar: Environmental Monitoring Report (December 2013) Environmental Monitoring Reports Dec 2013
Urban Development Sector Project: Botanic-Sharkhad Road Subproject Resettlement Completion Report Social Monitoring Reports Oct 2013
Urban Development Sector Project - Hailaast, Baruunsalaa, Orbit Tahilt, Botanic Sharhad Road Improvement: Annual Environmental Monitoring Report Environmental Monitoring Reports Dec 2012
Urban Development Sector Project: Resettlement Completion Report of Bulgan Subproject (December 2012) Social Monitoring Reports Dec 2012
Urban Development Sector Project - Altai, Arvaiheer, Bayanhongor, Erdenet Public Urban Services Improvement: Annual Environmental Monitoring Report Environmental Monitoring Reports Dec 2012
Urban Development Sector Project - Bayankhongor and Govi-Altai Aimag Water Supply, Sewage System and Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvement: Semiannual Environmental Monitoring Report Environmental Monitoring Reports Dec 2012
Urban Development Sector Project: Bulgan Subproject Resettlement Completion Report Social Monitoring Reports Dec 2012
Urban Development Sector Project: Baruun Salaa and Orbit-Tahilt Road Improvement Subproject in Ulaanbaatar: External Environmental Monitoring Report (July 2012) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2012
Urban Development Sector Project: Water Supply, Sewage System and Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvement in Erdenet City, Orhon Aimag: External Environmental Monitoring Report (July 2012) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2012
Urban Development Sector Project: Erdenet Subproject Resettlement Completion Report Social Monitoring Reports Mar 2012
Urban Development Sector Project: Altai, Arvaiheer, Bayanhongor, Erdenet Public Urban Services Improvement Subprojects (2011) Environmental Monitoring Reports Dec 2011
Urban Development Sector Project: Botanic Sharkhad Road Improvement Subproject in Ulaanbaatar (Монгол хэл) Resettlement Plans Nov 2011
Urban Development Sector Project: Botanic Sharkhad Road Improvement Subproject in Ulaanbaatar Resettlement Plans Nov 2011
Urban Development Sector Project: Govi-Altay Subproject Resettlement Monitoring Report Social Monitoring Reports Nov 2011
Project Agreement for Urban Development Sector Project between Asian Development Bank and Arhangay AIMAG Government dated 29 September 2011 Combined Resettlement Plan and Indigenous Peoples Plans Sep 2011
Urban Development Sector Project: Ovorkhangay and Bayanhongor Subprojects Resettlement Monitoring Report Social Monitoring Reports Jun 2011
Urban Development Sector Project: Improvement of Basic Urban Services in Orhon Aimag Resettlement Plans Nov 2010
Urban Development Sector Project: Erdenet Basic Urban Services Improvement Subproject Resettlement Plans Nov 2010
Хот байгуулалтын салбарын төсөл : Нүүлгэн шилжүүлэлтийн төлөвлөгөө - Орхон аймаг Resettlement Plans Nov 2010
Urban Development Sector Project: Land Acquisition and Resettlement Plan for Improvement of Basic Urban Services in Bayankhongor Aimag Resettlement Plans Nov 2010
Хот Байгуулалтын Салбарын төсөл: Нүүлгэн шилжүүлэлтийн төлөвлөгөө - Баянхонгор аймаг Resettlement Plans Nov 2010
Urban Development Sector Project: Improvement of Basic Urban Services in Bayankhongor Aimag Resettlement Plans Nov 2010
Urban Development Sector Project: Improvement of Basic Urban Services in Ovorkhangay Aimag Resettlement Plans Oct 2010
Хот Байгуулалтын Салбарын төсөл: Нүүлгэн шилжүүлэлтийн төлөвлөгөө - Өвөрхангай аймаг Resettlement Plans Oct 2010
Urban Development Sector Project: Improvement of Basic Urban Services in Govi-Altay Aimag Resettlement Plans Oct 2010
Хот байгуулалтын салбарын төсөл: Нүүлгэн шилжүүлэлтийн төлөвлөгөө – Говь-Алтай аймаг Resettlement Plans Oct 2010
Urban Development Sector Project: Hailaast, Baruun Salaa and Orbit-Tahilt Road Subprojects Resettlement Completion Report Social Monitoring Reports May 2010
Urban Development Sector Project: Baruun Salaa Road Improvement Subproject in Ulaanbaatar Resettlement Plans Oct 2009
Urban Development Sector Project: Khailaast Road Improvement Subproject in Ulaanbaatar Resettlement Plans Oct 2009
Urban Development Sector Project: Orbit-Tahilt Road Improvement Subproject in Ulaanbaatar Resettlement Plans Oct 2009
Urban Development Sector Project: Erdenet Basic Urban Services Improvement Subproject Resettlement Plans Oct 2009
Хот Байгуулалтын Салбарын Төсөл: Нүүлгэн Шилжүүлэлтийн Төлөвлөгөө Resettlement Plans Oct 2009
Urban Development Sector Project: Land Acquisition and Resettlement Framework Resettlement Frameworks Jul 2009
Urban Development Sector Project: Resettlement Framework Resettlement Frameworks Oct 2006
Urban Development Sector Project: Construction of Road in the Hailaast Ger Area, Chingeltei District Resettlement Plans Oct 2006

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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