Mongolia: Ulaanbaatar Urban Services and Ger Areas Development Investment Program - Tranche 1

Sovereign Project | 45007-004 Status: Active

Summary

ADB is helping Mongolia upgrade basic infrastructure and services in “ger” or peri-urban areas of Ulaanbaatar, where majority of the capital city’s poor residents live. The project will expand roads and improve water supply, sewerage systems, and heating services. It will help create well-developed subcenters to provide jobs, housing, economic opportunities, and a sustainable living environment.

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Project Name Ulaanbaatar Urban Services and Ger Areas Development Investment Program - Tranche 1
Project Number 45007-004
Country Mongolia
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan

Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0380-MON: Ulaanbaatar Urban Services and Ger Areas Development Investment Program - Tranche 1
Urban Environmental Infrastructure Fund under the Urban Financing Partnership Facility US$ 3.70 million
Loan 3098-MON: Ulaanbaatar Urban Services and Ger Areas Development Investment Program - Tranche 1
Ordinary capital resources US$ 27.50 million
Loan 3099-MON: Ulaanbaatar Urban Services and Ger Areas Development Investment Program - Tranche 1
Asian Development Fund US$ 22.50 million
Loan: Ulaanbaatar Urban Services and Ger Areas Development Investment Program - Tranche 1
European Investment Bank US$ 28.38 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Energy - Energy utility services

Transport - Urban roads and traffic management

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

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
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Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
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Project Outcome

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

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Geographical Location

Safeguard Categories

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement A
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects Project 1 is categorized B for environment. An initial environmental examination was disclosed. It complies with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009) and is deemed adequate. Environmental impacts are anticipated during construction, including dust and noise (arising from earthworks, transport, and handling of aggregate materials and waste), temporary traffic disturbance, risks to community and occupational health and safety, and impacts of the heating subcomponent operations (gas emissions, ash, and slag). Mitigation measures defined in the environmental management plan, such as construction site management and regular monitoring of the project's environmental performance during construction and operation, will reduce anticipated impacts and other construction-related health and safety concerns to acceptable levels. Subsequent projects are expected to be categorized B for environment.
Involuntary Resettlement The resettlement framework prepared for the program outlines procedures required to prepare satisfactory land acquisition and resettlement plans (LARPs) and stipulates arrangements for consultation and public participation, grievance redress, and monitoring and evaluation. Project 1 is categorized A for resettlement. LARPs were prepared for Bayankhoshuu and Selbe subcenters and disclosed to the affected people in their local language. Copies of the LARPs are available in subdistrict and community offices in the project 1 area. While road design is optimized to minimize the resettlement impact, small strips of land (3,800 square meters) will be acquired to widen roads in the two subcenters. The project will affect about 12 residential structures, 32 toilets, 21 ground attachments, five gers, and 75 fences; and a total of 75 households and 379 people. The LARPs will be updated based on a census of affected persons and a detailed measurement survey during project implementation.
Indigenous Peoples Project 1 is categorized C for indigenous people. Subsequent projects are expected to be categorized C.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Consultation with initial stakeholders included ger area residents, private and public services, services providers in the subcenters, local government, Ulaanbaatar Municipal Government, public utilities (i.e., USUG and heating companies). The PPTA conducted a poverty and social analysis and addressed social safeguards. A socioeconomic survey, affordability survey, stakeholder workshops, focus group discussions and key informant interviews were also conducted during the PPTA.
During Project Implementation Relevant sections of the Facility Administration Manual such as social action plan, gender action plan, resettlement plan, environmental management plan, and stakeholder communication strategy provide information on stakeholder communication, participation, and consultation.

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
Sukhbaatar Square-11
Ulaanbaatar-46, Mongolia

Timetable

Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM 02 Sep 2013
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 27 Oct 2015

Grant 0380-MON

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
17 Dec 2013 30 Jun 2014 24 Sep 2014 30 Jun 2018 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 26.14 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 17 Dec 2013 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 22.44 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 3.70 17 Dec 2013 0.00 0.00 0%

Loan 3098-MON

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
17 Dec 2013 30 Jun 2014 24 Sep 2014 30 Jun 2018 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 27.50 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 27.50 17 Dec 2013 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 17 Dec 2013 1.58 0.00 6%

Loan 3099-MON

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
17 Dec 2013 30 Jun 2014 24 Sep 2014 30 Jun 2018 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 22.50 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 22.50 17 Dec 2013 7.62 0.00 38%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 17 Dec 2013 3.15 0.00 16%

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