Mongolia: Strengthening Electricity and Heat Supply Network in Ulaanbaatar

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Project Name Strengthening Electricity and Heat Supply Network in Ulaanbaatar
Project Number 46343-001
Country Mongolia
Project Status
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan: Strengthening Electricity and Heat Supply Network in Ulaanbaatar
Ordinary capital resources US$ 150.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Energy - Electricity transmission and distribution

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
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Description of Outcome
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Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
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Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects The project is classified category B for environment. The initial environmental examination (IEE) complies with ADB''s policies and requirements, including ADB''s Safeguard Policy Statement (2009), and identifies potential adverse impacts. During construction, such risks would include (i) soil erosion; (ii) construction noise and dust affecting local residents; (iii) treatment of old transformers; (iv) inappropriate storage of construction materials and wastes; (v) safety to construction workers; and (vi) traffic congestion and other community disturbance nearby construction areas. The power transmission route is determined to avoid any areas of the Bogd Khan Special Protected Area, however at two locations it passes the transition zone of the Man and the Biosphere under United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization. During operation, limited adverse impacts are anticipated, except for occupational and communal health and safety due to unexpected accident like failure of power line collapse. The IEE concludes that those impacts can be mitigated through the implementation of the environmental management plan, which specifies mitigation measures, monitoring requirements, and institutional responsibilities for ensuring proper environmental management throughout the project's construction and operation. Meaningful public consultation was done in accordance with ADB''s Safeguard Policy Statement. The Ministry of Energy, National Power Transmission Grid, Ulaanbaatar Electricity Distribution Network, and Ulaanbaatar Heating Distribution Network are committed to managing the identified environmental risks and have agreed on a comprehensive set of environment-related loan covenants and a training program with strong emphasis on environment safeguards. The IEE will be posted on ADB website in March 2016. Environment safeguard documents were disclosed to the affected people. Potential environmental complaints or disputes will be handled in accordance with the grievance redress mechanism established for the project. A rapid climate risk assessment concludes that climate risk is medium, and the most significant risk to the project areas and their vicinities relates to flood and permafrost. Engineering designs have been modified for power transmission and distribution lines as well as heating pipelines and will be further reviewed during the detailed design. Due diligence confirmed that right-of-ways of those power and heating lines do not involve permafrost.
Involuntary Resettlement The project is classified category C for involuntary resettlement and indigenous peoples. The project does not entail permanent or temporary land acquisition, land use restriction, demolition of any structure, or relocation of people. Electricity transmission line is routed along barren lands or grasslands, which are state-owned lands; heat transmission pipeline is routed along existing road right-of-ways and installed underground; and all replacement and rehabilitation in electricity distribution are done in existing premises and routing.
Indigenous Peoples The project will be implemented in a large urban area with no ethnic minority communities; various ethnic groups are mixed and together and there is no significant difference on lifestyle, socioeconomic status, or vulnerability between individuals of ethnic majority and minorities. Thus, it is not expected to have any impact on ethnic minorities.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design ADB and the Ministry of Energy will disclose all relevant project information. At the minimum, this includes all information regarding the bidding process, bidders, contract awards, use of funds disbursed under the project, environment and social safeguard monitoring, and physical progress.
During Project Implementation During project implementation, contractors and loan implementation environment consultants will consult with relevant authorities, residents in affected communities, and other stakeholders, if necessary, to accommodate any environmental concern and to check effectiveness of mitigation measures through regular dialogues, impact surveys, and/or grievance redress mechanism.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services All consultants will be recruited according to ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants. The terms of reference for consulting services are detailed in Section 6 of the Project Administration Manual. An estimated 240 person-months (131 international, 109 national) of consulting services are required to support the Project Management Unit, National Power Transmission Grid, Ulaanbaatar Electricity Distribution Network, and Ulaanbaatar Heating Distribution Network during project implementation and to assist them in (i) detailed engineering design, (ii) procurement which includes assistance in tender document preparation, bid evaluation, and contract negotiation, (iii) social and environment impact monitoring, and (iv) amorphous transformer-related activities including project design and development preparation and validation, and monitoring and certification. Consulting firms will be engaged using the quality- and cost-based selection method with a standard quality cost ratio of 90:10.
Procurement All procurement of goods and works will be undertaken in accordance with ADB''s Procurement Guidelines (2015, as amended from time to time). Except as ADB may otherwise agree, the following process thresholds shall apply to procurement of goods and works. ADB-financed civil works contracts, costing $5 million or more, and goods contracts costing $2 million or more, will be procured through international competitive bidding procedures using ADB's standard bidding documents. Goods contract packages costing more than $100,000 and less than $2 million will be procured using national competitive bidding, as well civil works contracts costing more than $100,000 and less than $5 million. Civil works and goods contract packages costing less than $100,000 will be procured using shopping procedures. The relevant sections of ADB's Anticorruption Policy (1998, as amended to date) will be included in all documents and contracts.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Shigeru Yamamura
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, EARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Energy
Government Building 14, Khan-Uul District
Chinggis Avenue, 3-r khoroo
Ulaanbaatar, 17060 Mongolia

Timetable

Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 30 Mar 2016

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