Mongolia: Southeast Gobi Urban and Border Town Development Project

Sovereign Project | 42184-012

Summary

The TA and ensuing loan project will improve urban environment and bring about higher living standards in the aimag center of Dalangadzad, soum centers including Zamyn-Uud, Khanbogd, Tsogttsetsii, Mandah and Gurvan Tes, and the border points of Gashuun Suhayt and Shivee Huren.

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Project Name Southeast Gobi Urban and Border Town Development Project
Project Number 42184-012
Country Mongolia
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7216-MON: Southeast Gobi Urban and Border Town Development Project
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 400,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector

Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Urban policy, institutional and capacity development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The TA and ensuing loan project will improve urban environment and bring about higher living standards in the aimag center of Dalangadzad, soum centers including Zamyn-Uud, Khanbogd, Tsogttsetsii, Mandah and Gurvan Tes, and the border points of Gashuun Suhayt and Shivee Huren.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The proposed project supports the Government?s plans for the southeastern Gobi area, individual towns and border points, and supports the expected direction of the CPS during 2009-2013. Access to basic urban services at major population centers and border points is a prerequisite to an enabling environment for socially and economically sustainable growth in Southeast Gobi, and for efficient and sustainable trade between Mongolia and PRC. This is consistent with the Government?s National Development Strategy and investment planning.
Impact The impact of the TA and ensuing loan project will be an improved urban environment and higher living standards in the aimag center of Dalangadzad, soum centers including Zamyn-Uud, Khanbogd, Tsogttsetsii, Mandah and Gurvan Tes, and the border points of Gashuun Suhayt and Shivee Huren.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome The outcome of the TA is the design for an investment project suitable for ADB financing, as agreed with the Government. The TA will: (i) assess urban infrastructure needs in Omnogovi and Dornogovi, (ii) assess the likely impact of growth in mining and trade; (iii) develop a roadmap and investment program to improve urban infrastructure and service quality covering, inter alia, water, sewerage, solid waste management, in-town transportation, and (iv) prepare an investment project for potential ADB financing.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs The output of the TA will be (i) development of a roadmap and investment plan for sustainable urban growth in Southeast Gobi; (ii) development of an institutional framework and capacity building program to support urban infrastructure planning, financing and operation; and (iii) development of feasibility, due diligence, and financial structuring options for priority infrastructure investments.
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Omnogovi and Dornogovi aimags (provinces) of Mongolia
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C
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 Total consultants' inputs are estimated at 27 person-months (pms): 11 international and 16 national. The consultants will be engaged by ADB in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2007, as amended from time to time). They will be recruited as individuals because of the limited time available to process the proposed project before end of 2009. The international consultants will provide expertise in urban planning and economics (2 pms), financial structuring and institutional development (2 pms), economic and financial analysis (2 pms), civil/municipal engineering (3 pms), resettlement and social development (1 pm), and environmental safeguards (1pm). The national consultants will provide expertise in urban planning (3 pms), water supply, wastewater, roads and district heating engineering (6 pms), costing engineer (1 pms), environmental safeguards (2 pms), resettlement and social development (2 pms), and workshop preparation and facilitation (2 pms).
Responsible ADB Officer Shane J. Rosenthal
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Mongolia Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
National Development and Innovation Committee Mr. Ch. Khashchuluuninfo@ndic.gov.mnGovernment building 2, United Nations Street 5/1,
Timetable
Concept Clearance 20 Nov 2008
Fact Finding 31 Oct 2008 to 06 Nov 2008
MRM -
Approval 09 Dec 2008
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 03 Nov 2008
Last PDS Update 07 Oct 2010

TA 7216-MON

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
09 Dec 2008 07 Jan 2009 07 Jan 2009 30 Nov 2009 30 Nov 2010 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
400,000.00 0.00 75,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 475,000.00 09 Dec 2008 391,286.75
Title Document Type Document Date
Southeast Gobi Urban and Border Town Development Project Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Jun 2009

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