|Project Name||Second Roads Development|
|Location||Between Naliah and Choir in Central Mongolia|
|Type of ADB Assistance / Amount||
|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|
|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.
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|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|
|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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