|Project Name||Ulaanbaatar Urban Transport Capacity Development|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector||
Transport / Urban public transport
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||No gender elements|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy|
|Impact||Improved capacity of Ulaanbaatar urban transport agencies in planning and managing urban transport in an integrated and sustainable way.|
|Description of Outcome||
1. Awareness and knowledge of sustainable urban transport enhanced among Ulaanbaatar urban transport agencies
2. More efficient and integrated decision making processes established for urban transport planning and management
3. Trained urban transport related staff are engaged in implementation of ADB-financed program.
|Progress Toward Outcome||The TA has been completed and the outputs were achieved during TA implementation. Eleven issues in the transport strategy were reviewed and policy directions and strategies recommended. One such issue is the difficulty to implement the improved transport planning and transport policy because different institutions handle the planning and policy tasks. The recommendation was to create a unified city transport agency, including a new transport planning and monitoring unit, to centralize the transport planning and policy tasks. Another issue is financing the transport investment and road maintenance programs, it was recommended that the already established city Road Fund be reviewed and expanded to include a wider revenue base, and a clearer separation from the City budget. It was also suggested to create a new Public Transport Fund to manage the proposed fuel levy and use its proceeds for public transport improvements. Through the consultations and workshops conducted, awareness of the transport issues and knowledge of sustainable urban transport planning and management among transport agencies in Ulaanbaatar was enhanced. Training on travel demand forecasting and the use of the software was useful in developing and maintaining the urban transport model for transport planning and simulating policy scenarios in Ulaanbaatar. The response of the representatives from transport agencies in the development of the travel demand model was overwhelming. In fact, a working group has been set up to oversee further development and management of the model, with representatives from the national CDTA team, the city authorities and the academic community. Transport network data is being inputted into the PTV Visum program, and a further household survey is being considered to gather more information for further development of the model.|
|Description of Project Outputs||
1. Diagnostic report on Ulaanbaatar urban transport situation, problems, issues, constraints and policy directions produced
2. Training materials for the six components produced and trainings provided
3. Improvement measures for the six components produced through in-house advisory activities and case studies
4. Guidelines for the six components produced on the basis of consulting services, workshops, training, and case studies
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||The implementation of the TA produced the intended TA outputs that benefitted the MGU, transport planners, and policy makers in the city by developing the traffic model and providing training for them. The capacity of the staff of the transport agencies in developing transport plans and strategies based on transport data and traffic model was improved.|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||Was assessed during implementation.|
|During Project Implementation||Senior officials from MGU and other relevant ministries and agencies were closely consulted and involved during implementation of the TA. They were invited to participate in the TA review workshops and discussions.|
The consulting services will focus on the following TA components: (i) Component 1: Sustainable Urban Transport; (ii) Component 2: Transport Planning and Engineering; (iii) Component 3: Traffic Management and Traffic Safety; (iv) Component 4: Public Transport Planning and Management; (v) Component 5: Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS); and (vi) Component 6: Financial Management and Procurement.
The consultants will perform their tasks in close consultation with the urban transport related government agencies to ensure full acceptance of the outcome of the TA. The TA requires 17 person-months international and 32 person-months national consulting services for the six components of the TA. Consulting firm(s) will be engaged by ADB in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time), using the QCBS selection process (ratio 80:20). Individual Consultants will also be engaged by ADB in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time).
|Procurement||TA equipment will be procured by the consultants in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2010, as amended from time to time) and transferred to MUB upon completion of the TA.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Pettersson, Anders|
|Responsible ADB Department||East Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Transport and Communications Division, EARD|
Ulaanbaatar Municipal Government
|Concept Clearance||11 Jul 2012|
|Fact Finding||19 Jul 2012 to 19 Jul 2012|
|Approval||08 Nov 2012|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||22 Sep 2017|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|08 Nov 2012||19 Dec 2012||19 Dec 2012||30 Nov 2014||30 Jun 2017||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|0.00||1,000,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||1,000,000.00||08 Nov 2012||797,618.78|
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