Mongolia: Integrated Livelihoods Improvement and Sustainable Tourism in Khuvsgul Lake National Park Project

Sovereign Project | 48216-001 Status: Active


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Project Name Integrated Livelihoods Improvement and Sustainable Tourism in Khuvsgul Lake National Park Project
Project Number 48216-001
Country Mongolia
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 9183-MON: Integrated Livelihoods Improvement and Sustainable Tourism in Khuvsgul Lake National Park
Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction US$ 3.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture and Natural Resources - Agriculture, natural resources and rural development

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

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location

Safeguard Categories

Environment C
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects An environmental assessment and review framework (EARF) has been prepared and includes an environmental management plan (EMP), which describes the environmental safeguard screening, management and reporting procedures to be applied to all activities supported by the project.
Involuntary Resettlement The project does not involve involuntary resettlement or land acquisition.
Indigenous Peoples Khuvsgul aimag supports Mongolia''s only population of the Dukha ( reindeer people ), a vulnerable ethnic group. Their settlements are located over 50 kilometers west of the KLNP. Some families visit Khuvsgul Lake to sell locally-made or imported handicrafts (souvenirs) to tourists. They camp on access roads and do not stay long, partly due to the grazing feed requirements of their reindeer, which are not available in the lake area. The Dukha do not have permanent or regular seasonal settlements, or traditional migration routes, in the KLNP, and do not practice livestock herding. The project is not anticipated to result in impacts to the Dukha, but nonetheless, the design of eco-tourism activities will include culturally-sensitive approaches.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Khuvsgul Lake is revered in Mongolia and is a high-profile area subject to frequent media coverage. A project stakeholder communication strategy has been prepared. The strategy describes target audiences and media approaches, including public events and workshops.
During Project Implementation As above.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services The project is expected to require 3 person-months of one international consultant and 487 person-months of 16 national consultants for project implementation. These 17 positions comprise seven administrative staff (PMU manager, PIU field coordinator, Khankh officer, implementation specialist, accountant, procurement specialist, driver) and 10 specialists. The executing agency will engage all the consultants through individual consultant selection method, following ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time).
Procurement The PMU, on behalf of the executing agency, will be responsible for procurement. All procurement financed by the JFPR grant will be carried out in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2015, as amended from time to time) and Mongolia's Ministry of Finance (2014) Procurement Manual. The selection and engagement of contractors for works, goods, and/or consulting services to be financed by the grant will be subject to ADB approval.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Mark Bezuijen
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, EARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Environment, Green Development and Tourism
Government Building II, United Nation's
Street 5/2, Chingeltei District,
Ulaanbaatar 15160, Mongolia


Concept Clearance 08 May 2015
Fact Finding 04 Jun 2015 to 21 Jun 2015
MRM 22 Jul 2015
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 30 Mar 2016

Grant 9183-MON

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
07 Dec 2015 26 Jan 2016 16 Mar 2016 30 Jun 2020 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 3.18 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 07 Dec 2015 0.00 0.31 10%
Counterpart 0.18 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 3.00 07 Dec 2015 0.00 0.28 9%

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