Regional: Development of Regional Cooperation Programs for Mongolia and the PRC

Sovereign Project | 40147-012

Summary

The RETA will proactively identify new subregional priorities and programs and pursue new initiatives of regional cooperation involving North and Northeast Asia covering the People's Republic of China (PRC), Mongolia, Republic of Korea (ROK), Japan and Russia. It will focus in areas of (i) transportation; (ii) energy security; (iii) environmental cooperation (e.g., dust and sandstorm mitigation and early warning and reduction of transboundary pollution from power stations); (iv) cooperation in financial sector and other service sectors; (v) customs cooperation; (vi) trade facilitation; and (vii) logistics industry development. Emphasis will also be on greater private sector involvement in subregional cooperation to complement the already well-developed government to government links. Likewise, the RETA will deliberate on how to engage non-traditional countries in regional cooperation activities.

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Project Name Development of Regional Cooperation Programs for Mongolia and the PRC
Project Number 40147-012
Country Regional
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 6370-REG: Development of Regional Cooperation Programs for Mongolia and the PRC
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 800,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector Public sector management - Economic affairs management
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The RETA will proactively identify new subregional priorities and programs and pursue new initiatives of regional cooperation involving North and Northeast Asia covering the People's Republic of China (PRC), Mongolia, Republic of Korea (ROK), Japan and Russia. It will focus in areas of (i) transportation; (ii) energy security; (iii) environmental cooperation (e.g., dust and sandstorm mitigation and early warning and reduction of transboundary pollution from power stations); (iv) cooperation in financial sector and other service sectors; (v) customs cooperation; (vi) trade facilitation; and (vii) logistics industry development. Emphasis will also be on greater private sector involvement in subregional cooperation to complement the already well-developed government to government links. Likewise, the RETA will deliberate on how to engage non-traditional countries in regional cooperation activities.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The RETA would support the development of regional cooperation initiatives that are rooted in national development strategies, strategies identified by CARs? RCSP, as well as by CSPs of Mongolia and the PRC.
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 PRC, Mongolia
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 The TA will engage a team of five international consultants at two person-months each (for a total of 10 person-months) including a (i) road transportation expert; (ii) rail transportation expert; (iii) energy cooperation expert; (iv) customs cooperation expert; and (v) trade logistics development expert. Five to ten domestic consultants, who will have backgrounds in the aforementioned five areas, will also be recruited for a total of 20 person-months. The international firm will be recruited under the quality-and-cost-based-selection (QCBS) method using the simplified technical proposal in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants.
Responsible ADB Officer Yuebin Zhang
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Public Mgt, Financial Sector and Regional Coop Division, EARD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development BankMr. Yuebin Zhangyuebinzhang@adb.orgAsian Development Bank (ADB) 6 ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong City Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance 21 Jul 2006
Fact Finding 11 Sep 2006 to 20 Sep 2006
MRM -
Approval 18 Dec 2006
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 31 Jul 2006
Last PDS Update 29 Apr 2010

TA 6370-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
18 Dec 2006 - 18 Dec 2006 30 Jun 2008 30 Apr 2010 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
800,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 800,000.00 18 Dec 2006 582,033.07

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