Mongolia: Road Database Development Using Geographic Information System

Sovereign Project | 42524-012

Summary

The impact of the TA will be improved road maintenance management in Mongolia. The outcome of the TA will be an improved road asset management system. The output of the TA will be (i) a GIS-based road database providing real-time information about road conditions to the Government and road users, (ii) a data center and web server; and (iii) a policy note and technical papers for strengthening the institutional capacity of the Department of Road (DOR) for road asset management.

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Project Name Road Database Development Using Geographic Information System
Project Number 42524-012
Country Mongolia
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Land-based natural resources management

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The impact of the TA will be improved road maintenance management in Mongolia. The outcome of the TA will be an improved road asset management system. The output of the TA will be (i) a GIS-based road database providing real-time information about road conditions to the Government and road users, (ii) a data center and web server; and (iii) a policy note and technical papers for strengthening the institutional capacity of the Department of Road (DOR) for road asset management.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The ADB Operations Evaluation Department evaluated the sector assistance program in 2008; highlighted that ADB should assist the Government in strengthening the road maintenance regime and achieving a balanced distribution of public funds. Such recommendations are being taken into account in preparing country partnership strategy for 2009?2013. The proposed TA will be the initial focus for support to improving asset management and one of ADB?s innovative programs in the transport sector in Mongolia, resulting great benefits both to the Ministry of Roads, Transport, Construction and Urban Development (MRTCUD) and to road users. ADB road sector support will build on the output of this TA in providing further assistance to the Government to overcome weaknesses in road asset management.
Impact Improved road maintenance management in Mongolia
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Road asset management system is improved
Progress Toward Outcome TA implementation has been completed and the outcome has been achieved satisfactorily.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

A GIS-based accurate and timely road database providing real-time information about road conditions to

the Government and road users is established.

Data center and web server are operational.

A policy note and technical papers are developed.

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) The Final Report was submitted on 30 June 2011. The GIS-based road database was established and the GIS expert is currently doing some final improvements. The data center and web server is now operational. The policy note and technical papers are developed.
Geographical Location Mongolia
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Consultation conducted in Mogolia during 11-13 November 2008. Detailed consultations was held during fact-finding mission in March 2009.
During Project Implementation Stakeholders participation were held at workshops and training conducted during the TA implementation.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services

The TA will require 42.5 person-months of consulting services (4.5 person-months international and 38 person-months national) to carry out the work. ADB will engage a national consulting firm using biodata technical proposal procedures and the quality and cost-based selection method based on the standard quality-cost ratio of 80:20; and two individual international consultants using the individual consultant selection method in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2007, as amended from time to time). The international maintenance expert (3 person-months) will have expertise in GIS-based road database management and road asset management systems, and the international information technology expert (1.5 person-months) will have expertise in the development of system architecture and intelligent transport systems.

The international maintenance expert's services will be provided in two stages. In the beginning of the TA the expert will be fielded at least a month earlier then the national consultants to (i) design the road database system, (ii) develop specifications for hardware and software and road condition data acquisition equipment, (iii) help the national consultants in procuring equipment, (iv) procure database software, (v) prepare guidelines for carrying out field surveys and measuring road conditions, and (vi) outline institutional improvements for the road asset management system. In a later stage the expert will (i) help the national consultants in calibrating database software and the survey outputs, and inputting the data into the database; and (ii) monitor operation of the database and take corrective actions as needed. The international information technology expert's input is required for a continuous period of 1.5 months; the expert will also start his or her services ahead of the national consultants to undertake the tasks described in the terms of reference. At the end of their services the experts will produce short reports and organize workshops to discuss their findings and recommendations with the project steering committee. A national consulting firm will undertake field surveys, customize software, upgrade the database, and establish a data center and web server.

Responsible ADB Officer Adrien Veron-Okamoto
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, EARD
Executing Agencies
Min of Roads, Transportation, Const. & Urb DevtKhuushaan Gantumurgantumur@mrtt.pmis.gov.mn15170 Barilgachdyn Talbai 3 Chingeltei District Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Timetable
Concept Clearance 16 Dec 2008
Fact Finding 09 Mar 2009 to 12 Mar 2009
MRM -
Approval 09 Jun 2009
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 07 Jan 2009
Last PDS Update 13 Dec 2011

TA 7297-MON

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
09 Jun 2009 17 Jun 2009 17 Jun 2009 31 Aug 2010 31 Oct 2011 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100,000.00 09 Jun 2009 481,476.31

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