Mongolia: Regional Transport Development Project

Sovereign Project | 41193-012

Summary

The ADB strategy for Mongolia identifies the underdeveloped transport network and inefficient cross-border transport as major transport sector issues. The regional cooperation strategy and program update for Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation identifies transport as a strategically important priority, and a key intervention for possible ADB assistance. The sector assistance program evaluation also identified transport as a key area for future support.

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Project Name Regional Transport Development Project
Project Number 41193-012
Country Mongolia
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7449-MON: Regional Transport Development Project
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.20 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector Transport - Air transport - Road transport (non-urban) - Transport policies and institutional development
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Description The ADB strategy for Mongolia identifies the underdeveloped transport network and inefficient cross-border transport as major transport sector issues. The regional cooperation strategy and program update for Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation identifies transport as a strategically important priority, and a key intervention for possible ADB assistance. The sector assistance program evaluation also identified transport as a key area for future support.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Under the overall framework for promoting sustainable development and inclusive growth in Mongolia, an improved, efficient, competitive, reliable, and safe transport system will be developed in Mongolia. The TA's final report will (a) prepare a project loan for the second phase of the Western Regional Road Project, including the specific components to be financed by ADB and the Government; (b) prepare a project loan for developing a logistics facility in Ulaanbaatar to be financed by ADB and the Government; and (c) conduct a comprehensive review of the civil aviation sector and prepare a sector development plan (2010-2020). The TA will take into consideration all previous studies done by the Government, ADB, other multilateral agencies, and bilateral agencies.
Impact An efficient, reliable, and competitive transport system is developed in Mongolia
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome A project design for second phase of Western Regional Road corridor and for logistics facility at Ulaanbaatar suitable for ADB-financing; and a sector development plan for civil aviation are agreed to by the Government and ADB
Progress Toward Outcome Western Regional Road Loan approved Dec 2011.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Component 1

1. Technical assessments completed

2. Project design requirements accomplished

Component 2

1. Technical assessments completed

2. Project design requirements accomplished

Component 3

1. Technical assessments completed

2. Sector development plan for civil aviation is prepared

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Component 1: Final report submitted and component completed satisfactorily.

Component 2: PPTA Consultant's have just commenced work.

Component 3: Still under discussion with the government.

Geographical Location
Safeguard Categories
Environment A
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Component 2 which is now under preparation will carry out stakeholder communication and engagement through focus groups, workshops etc.
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The PPTA will require about 69 person-months of consulting services (30 person-months for international consultants, and 39 person-months for national consultants). The consultants will be engaged by ADB in accordance with its Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2007, as amended from time to time). The three components will be implemented by three separate consulting teams. A consulting firm for each component will be selected and engaged following the quality- and cost-based selection method (quality-cost ratio of 90:10), and simplified technical proposals will be required. The international and national consultants will work together as a team.
Responsible ADB Officer Sharad Saxena
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, EARD
Executing Agencies
Min of Roads, Transportation, Const. & Urb Devt15170 Barilgachdyn Talbai
3 Chingeltei District
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Ministry of Road and Transportation11 Chinggis Avenue, Sukhbaatar District
Ulaanbaatar 14251
Mongolia
Timetable
Concept Clearance 28 Feb 2007
Fact Finding 20 Nov 2009 to 25 Nov 2009
MRM -
Approval 15 Dec 2009
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 30 Sep 2013

TA 7449-MON

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
15 Dec 2009 27 Jan 2010 27 Jan 2010 30 Jun 2011 30 Jun 2014 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,200,000.00 0.00 300,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,500,000.00 15 Dec 2009 598,963.51
Title Document Type Document Date
Regional Transport Development Project: Volumes 1-8 Consultants' Reports Oct 2010

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