Mongolia: Preparing the Western Regional Road Development Project

Sovereign Project | 39265-012

Summary

The TA's impact will be strengthened transport links between western Mongolia and the People's Republic of China and the Russian Federation. The TA will assist the Government to prepare a western regional road development project suitable for ADB financing by undertaking feasibility study and preliminary design.

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Project Name Preparing the Western Regional Road Development Project
Project Number 39265-012
Country Mongolia
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 4785-MON: Preparing the Western Regional Road Development Project
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 650,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector Transport - Road transport (non-urban)
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The TA's impact will be strengthened transport links between western Mongolia and the People's Republic of China and the Russian Federation. The TA will assist the Government to prepare a western regional road development project suitable for ADB financing by undertaking feasibility study and preliminary design.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The TA is consistent with ADB's country strategy and program (CSP) for Mongolia and regional cooperation strategy and program (RCSP) for Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC). The CSP for Mongolia and the RCSP update for CAREC reconfirm transport as a strategically important sector for ADB assistance. The CSP identifies the underdeveloped road nerttwork and inefficient cross-border raod transport as majpor transport sector issues. The TA will address these sector issues.
Impact
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Aimags (provinces) of Bayan-Olgiy, Hovd, and UVs
Safeguard Categories
Environment A
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples A
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 60.5 person-months of consultant inputs (18.5 international and 42.0 domestic). The international consultants' team will comprise (i) a road engineer/team leader, (ii) a transport economist, (iii) a trade and customs specialist, (iv) a road transport and logistic services specialist, (v) an environment specialist, and (vi) a social development specialist. The international consultants will be supported by domestic consultants with the expertise in road engineering, transport economics, trade and customs, road safety, road transport and logistic services, environmental assessment, and social and poverty analysis.
Responsible ADB Officer S. Lakshman Athukorala
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, EARD
Executing Agencies
Min of Roads, Transportation, Const. & Urb DevtMr. D Baasankhuu, Headbaasankhuu@mrtt.pmis.gov.mnDepartment of Roads, Government Building II United Nations Str-5/1 Ulaanbaatar 210646
Timetable
Concept Clearance 01 Aug 2005
Fact Finding 06 Mar 2006 to 11 Mar 2006
MRM -
Approval 10 May 2006
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 04 May 2006
Last PDS Update 16 Oct 2008

TA 4785-MON

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
10 May 2006 30 May 2006 30 May 2006 31 Mar 2007 31 Jul 2008 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
650,000.00 0.00 115,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 765,000.00 10 May 2006 617,769.59

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