Mongolia: Public Transport Information and Communication Technology

Sovereign Project | 43529-012 Status: Closed


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Project Name Public Transport Information and Communication Technology
Project Number 43529-012
Country Mongolia
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7556-MON: Public Transport Information and Communication Technology
Republic of Korea e-Asia and Knowledge Partnership Fund US$ 500,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Information and communication technology - ICT industries and ICT-enabled services

Transport - Urban public transport

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

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome To be assessed during TA implementation. TA implementation progress is satisfactory.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) Consultants were fielded on 15 June 2011 and inception report has been submitted. Consultant presented the draft TA interim report at the workshop that was held on 30 August 2011 and submitted the interim report to ADB and the EA on 10 September 2011.
Geographical Location Ulaanbaatar

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design The consultants will (i) define the objectives of introducing ICC ticketing and AVL systems; (ii) assess the options and develop a framework for introducing alternative bus fare structures, including zonal and distance-based fare systems, and analyze the impact of such changes on the bus sector fare revenue, ridership, and the financial burden on riders, especially the poor; (iii) assess the possibility of introducing promotional and transfer discounts based on the ICC ticketing system; (iv) develop a code of rules and procedures for bus operators for participation in the ICC ticketing and AVL systems; and (v) prepare a policy framework and brief for ICC ticketing that includes regulatory and institutional requirements and responsibilities based on consultation with government agencies and other stakeholders.
During Project Implementation Three stakeholder workshops conducted at inception, midterm, and final tripartite meetings during months 1 to 6

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services

The TA will recruit the following international consultants (15 person months): (i) Information Technology Engineer/Team Leader; (ii) ICC Ticketing Specialist, (iii) AVL System Specialist, (iv) Financial Management Specialist, (v) Procurement Specialist.

The TA will recruit the following national consultants: (i) Public Transport Specialist/Deputy Team Leader, (ii) IT Engineer/ICC Ticketing Systems, (iii) IT Engineer/AVL and GPS Systems, (iv) Financial Management Specialist, and (v) Financial and Cost Accounting Specialist.

Procurement TA equipment will be procured by the consultants in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines, and will be retained by MGU upon TA completion.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Antonio Ressano Garcia
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban and Social Sectors Division, EARD
Executing Agencies
Municipal Government of Ulaanbaatar
Sukhbaatar Square-11
Ulaanbaatar-46, Mongolia


Concept Clearance 31 Jan 2011
Fact Finding 26 Oct 2009 to 31 Oct 2009
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 16 Jul 2010
Last PDS Update 21 Dec 2011

TA 7556-MON

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
29 Jun 2010 24 Jul 2010 24 Jul 2010 28 Feb 2011 30 Sep 2012 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 500,000.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 600,000.00 29 Jun 2010 420,722.35
Title Document Type Document Date
Public Transport Information and Communication Technology TA Completion Reports May 2013
Public Transport Information and Communication Technology Technical Assistance Reports Jun 2010

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