Mongolia: Western Regional Road Corridor Development Program - Tranche I

Sovereign Project | 41193-015 Status: Active


ADB is supporting a road project along a transport corridor that links Mongolia to the Russian Federation in the north and People's Republic of China in the south. The program will construct over 290 kilometers of roads and improve connecting local roads in Mongolia’s remote western region, build and equip road maintenance units, and provide training and capacity development.

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Project Name Western Regional Road Corridor Development Program - Tranche I
Project Number 41193-015
Country Mongolia
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2847-MON: Western Regional Road Corridor Development Program - Tranche I
Asian Development Fund US$ 45.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome Construction of 103.3 km paved road and the 20 km government financed access roads were completed
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Civil works completed.

No activity yet.

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Contract awards of $55.6 million (ADB share is $42.55 million) were completed in September 2012

Geographical Location

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects Project is environment category A. An environmental management plan will be implemented and monitored during construction to minimize environmental impacts.
Involuntary Resettlement Project is involuntary resettlement category C and is not expected to invlove any land acquisition nor resettlement.
Indigenous Peoples Project is indigenous peoples category C and no people that meet ADB's criteria for indigenous people are expected in the project area.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Major stakeholders include the Ministry of Roads, Transportation, Construction and Urban Development (MRTCUD), local governments, transport companies, local businesses, and residents. Consultation began during the preparation of the pre-feasibility study. Consultations were carried out in confirming alternative alignments during the (i) environmental impact assessment, and (ii) poverty and social analysis. The local stakeholder consultations and focus group discussions were held to help formulate enhancement measures for local businesses.
During Project Implementation A stakeholders consultation and participation strategy has been included in the social development action plan to strengthen the consultation and participation process during project implementation. The project implementation unit, with the help of field level staff at local level, will reach out to project households to a) share project information such as project scope, road construction schedules, b) consult the communities, and c) understand community concerns and issues. Community meetings will be undertaken during project implementation.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer David Fay
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, EARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Road and Transportation
11 Chinggis Avenue, Sukhbaatar District
Ulaanbaatar 14251 Mongolia


Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM 29 Sep 2011
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 30 Mar 2016

Loan 2847-MON

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
22 Dec 2011 20 Mar 2012 03 May 2012 30 Jun 2017 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 72.08 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 45.00 22 Dec 2011 41.51 0.00 100%
Counterpart 27.09 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 22 Dec 2011 38.66 0.00 93%

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