Project Name Second Roads Development
Project Number 29566-013
Borrower/Company
Country Mongolia
Location Between Naliah and Choir in Central Mongolia
Approval Number 1700
Type or Modality of Assistance
1700 ADF US$ 25.00 million Approved
Strategic Agendas
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, EARD
Responsible ADB Officer ADB Disclosure
Project Sponsor(s)
Description The objective of the Project is to promote economic and social development through improved efficiency of the road sector by: (i) supporting policy and institutional reforms of the road sector institutions to enhance their capability to respond more effectively to market demands; (ii) upgrading priority sections of the State road network consistent with the plans established in the Medium-Term Road Master Plan, and (iii) developing capacity in local road construction and maintenance. The Project scope includes (i) assistance to strengthen policy and institutional efforts of the Government through advisory technical assistance (ii) civil works for the upgrading of about 200-km of State road between Nalaih and Choir; (iii) consulting services for detailed design and construction supervision, monitoring and evaluation, and capacity development; and (iv) procurement of road maintenance equipment.
Objectives and Scope
Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The project is consistent with the goals of National Poverty Alleviation Program and is in line with long-term strategy of the Government of Mongolia to construct horizontal roads, which will support poverty reduction and economic growth in rural areas along the road by improving access to domestic and foreign market, delivering social and public services and creating new jobs.

The road constructed under the project forms part of the Asian Highway Route AH3, which was selected by the UNESCAP within the overall framework of the Asian Highway Development Plan. This plan is aimed to developing road transport infrastructure linking Asia and Europe for economic and social development of countries in the region by facilitating trade, tourism and regional cooperation.

Safeguard Categories

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services About 288 person-months of consulting services for detailed design, construction supervision, capacity development, and monitoring and evaluation, comprising 48 person-months of international consulting services and 240 person-months of domestic consulting services, are required to implement the Project. The consultants will be engaged in accordance with the Bank's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants and other arrangements satisfactory to the Bank for the engagement of domestic consultants. Advance recruitment action was approved in May 1999 to expedite Project implementation.
Procurement Procurement proposed for Bank financing under the Project will include civil works for road improvement works and road maintenance and workshop equipment. All procurement to be financed under the Bank loan will be carried out in accordance with the Bank's Guidelines for Procurement.

Timetable for assistance design, processing and implementation

Concept Clearance -
Due Diligence
Credit Committee Meeting 26 May 1999
Approval 30 Sep 1999
PDS Creation Date 07 Dec 2006
Last PDS Update 22 Jan 2007

 
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