Mongolia: Ulaanbaatar Water and Sanitation Services and Planning Improvement

Sovereign Project | 43361-012 Status: Closed


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Project Name Ulaanbaatar Water and Sanitation Services and Planning Improvement
Project Number 43361-012
Country Mongolia
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7591-MON: Ulaanbaatar Water and Sanitation Services and Planning Improvement
Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction US$ 600,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

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

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome

TA completion date has been extended to 31 May 2012.

The Final Report was submitted in November 2011.

TA completion date was extended to 30 September 2012 to allow sufficient time to approve and process the final payment to consultants and to complete the procedural requirements to close the TA account.

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






Geographical Location Ulaanbaatar

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design The TA has been conceptualized in close cooperation with the government, the MUB, and related agencies. Meetings have also been held with main development partners, NGOs, local and international experts.
During Project Implementation

The TA has been implemented in close cooperation with Government agencies, Ulaanbaatar municipal agencies, local government, resident communities, and other donors and NGOs involved in the related sector.

Three workshops had disseminated the findings of each component, assuring stakeholders involvement in selecting investment proposals and institutional reforms. Extended consultation meetings and surveys have been undertook in the targeted locations for future investment. Several individual meetings took place with the mains related stakeholders and partners. Comments and suggestions collected during the consultation process has been reflected in the consultant reports.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services

The consultants involved in component 1 or hired through the supplementary provision for consultants will be engaged as individual consultants in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time). Individual international consultants (7 person-months) will be supported by four national consultants (12 person-months). The supplementary individual consultants will provide an estimated 3 person-months of consultancy, distributed as 1 person-month of international consultancy and supported by 2 person-months of national consultancy.

The consultants for components 2 and 3 will be engaged through a consulting firm in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time). A consulting firm will be recruited for 9 person-months of international consultancy supported by 16 person-months of national consultancy. The firm will be selected based on the quality- and cost- based selection method based on the quality of the proposal (90%) and the cost (10%) of the services to be provided, using a simplified technical proposal. ADB's simplified technical proposal will be used to select and engage the consultants.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Arnaud Heckmann
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban and Social Sectors Division, EARD
Executing Agencies
Municipal Government of Ulaanbaatar
Mr. Bat Choimpog
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia


Concept Clearance 24 May 2010
Fact Finding 29 Mar 2010 to 02 Apr 2010
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 28 Jul 2010
Last PDS Update 21 Sep 2012

TA 7591-MON

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
03 Sep 2010 30 Sep 2010 30 Sep 2010 31 May 2011 30 Sep 2012 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 600,000.00 70,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 670,000.00 03 Sep 2010 562,046.98

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