Mongolia: Community-Based Local Road Upgrading and Maintenance in the Western Region of Mongolia

Sovereign Project | 39265-032

Summary

The impact of the JFPR project will be improvement in the quality of life in remote rural areas (soum centers) in the western region of Mongolia.

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Project Name Community-Based Local Road Upgrading and Maintenance in the Western Region of Mongolia
Project Number 39265-032
Country Mongolia
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 9121-MON: Community-Based Local Road Upgrading and Maintenance in the Western Region of Mongolia
Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction US$ 2.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector Transport - Road transport (non-urban)
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Description The impact of the JFPR project will be improvement in the quality of life in remote rural areas (soum centers) in the western region of Mongolia.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The ADB-assisted Western Regional Road Corridor will improve and pave the existing north-south road passing through the aimags of Hovd and Bayan-Olgiy, including the aimag centers of Hovd and Olgiy. A main benefit from the proposed Western Regional Road Corridor is increased cross-border trade among Mongolia, the PRC, and Russian Federation, which will contribute to regional cooperation and integration under the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Program. The proposed JFPR project will establish a sustainable and cost-effective community-based road maintenance system, and it will upgrade local-access/soum-center roads along the ADB-financed main road.
Impact Improved quality of life in remote rural areas (soum centers) in the western region of Mongolia.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Sustainable rural access and soum center roads provided.
Progress Toward Outcome The implementation period was extended up to 1 December 2013 to allow completion of the project. The revised project completion date is reasonable and all works are expected to complete by October 2013. Four out of the six soum centers were completed. The two remaining soum centers are nearing completion.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Local access and soum center roads improved.

2. Community-based system for rural access and soum center road maintenance established.

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) Nine civil works contracts awarded.
Geographical Location Western region of Mongolia
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects No significant adverse environmental impacts were found for any of the local roads and training sections.
Involuntary Resettlement

No household will lose land; houses; agricultural plots; crops; trees; fixed assets; business; incomes and livelihoods; or access

to facilities, services, or natural resources.

Indigenous Peoples No adverse impacts or significant changes to their livelihoods or culture are anticipated.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Meetings were held with stakeholders in the soums along the roads. In all of these meetings, the stakeholders indicated that the access roads were a top priority and enthusiastically pledged their support and willingness to take part in the construction and continued maintenance of these roads. Representatives of the local government; environmental, infrastructure, and inspection organizations; nongovernment organizations such as WWF and Altai-Sayan Eco-region project; and representatives of universities attended the Hovd and Olgiy workshops. Topics raised during workshop discussions related to socioeconomic benefits of the road, access roads, environmental impacts and their mitigation, and archeological and historical sites.
During Project Implementation During implementation, to achieve sustainable project benefits, local community organizations are being selected to perform services under the Project. The Project is being implemented in close consultation with the relevant local government agencies and with active participation by local beneficiaries.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Total input of international and national consultants will be 18 and 45 person months, respectively. A firm of consultants will be selected and engaged based on a simplified technical proposal using the quality and cost-based selection method (80% technical and 20% financial weightings) in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2007, as amended from time to time).
Procurement All procurement under the Project will be conducted in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2007, as amended from time to time). Civil works will be carried out by force account. For any purchases under force account, shopping procedures will be used.
Responsible ADB Officer Raushanbek Mamatkulov
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, EARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Road and Transportation11 Chinggis Avenue, Sukhbaatar District
Ulaanbaatar 14251
Mongolia
Min of Roads, Transportation, Const. & Urb DevtK Gantumurgantomorh@yahoo.comBarilgachdiin Talbai 3, Chingeltei Duureg, Ulaanbaatar 15170, Mongolia
Timetable
Concept Clearance 05 Mar 2011
Fact Finding 30 Oct 2007 to 05 Mar 2011
MRM -
Approval 10 Jul 2008
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 19 Jan 2009
Last PDS Update 31 Mar 2014

Grant 9121-MON

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
10 Jul 2008 01 Sep 2008 01 Sep 2008 29 Feb 2012 01 Dec 2013 01 Jul 2014
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 2.20 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 10 Jul 2008 0.00 1.78 89%
Counterpart 0.20 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 2.00 10 Jul 2008 0.00 1.78 89%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - - - Satisfactory

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