Mongolia: Urban Development and Housing Project
The objective of the TA is to prepare a project to improve living conditions and quality of life of people in urban centers that is suitable for ADB financing. The ensuing project will contribute to the Government's 40,000 Housing Program and assist the Government to (i) provide sustainable and affordable infrastructure and services for urban residents, especially in ger areas; (ii) promote community participation in project preparation, implementation, and post-project operation and maintenance activities; (iii) increase opportunities for low income families to access housing loans; and (iv) improve urban planning and management and the capacity of government agencies to provide and operate urban services. The ensuing project (tentatively) will comprise three parts: Part A: Ger Area and New Site Development, Part B: Housing Development, and Part C: Institutional Development.
Leung, Amy S.P.
East Asia Department
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- Technical Assistance
- Water and other urban infrastructure and services
|Project Name||Urban Development and Housing Project|
|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||
Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Urban policy, institutional and capacity development
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming|
|Description||The objective of the TA is to prepare a project to improve living conditions and quality of life of people in urban centers that is suitable for ADB financing. The ensuing project will contribute to the Government's 40,000 Housing Program and assist the Government to (i) provide sustainable and affordable infrastructure and services for urban residents, especially in ger areas; (ii) promote community participation in project preparation, implementation, and post-project operation and maintenance activities; (iii) increase opportunities for low income families to access housing loans; and (iv) improve urban planning and management and the capacity of government agencies to provide and operate urban services. The ensuing project (tentatively) will comprise three parts: Part A: Ger Area and New Site Development, Part B: Housing Development, and Part C: Institutional Development. For Part A of the ensuing project, based on an assessment of socio-economic conditions in urban centers and level of urban services delivery, the TA will (i) investigate alternative technologies of infrastructure (water supply, sanitation, solid waste management, heating, hot water supply, roads, and storm water drainage), considering environmental impacts, costs, and affordability; (ii) prepare indicative sub-project components for infrastructure provision; (iii) review the on-going pilot ger area neighborhoods restructuring that aims to introduce a grid-based circulation system and provide neighborhood financed and managed infrastructure and services, propose improvements, and prepare detailed guidelines; (iv) review the past and on-going in-fill housing area development schemes, propose improvements, and revise existing guidelines with emphasis on public-private partnership; (v) review the proposals for economic, infrastructure, and housing development prepared under the CDSs in Darkhan, Erdenet, Tsetserleg, Khovd, and Choibalsan, and prepare packages suitable for ADB financing. Feasibility studies in the sample urban centers will be conducted to (i) prepare preliminary engineering designs and cost estimates, (ii) assess financial and economic viability, (iii) assess environmental and social soundness, (iv) develop a project framework and implementation arrangements, and (v) establish a set of criteria and guidelines to select sub-projects to be proposed by interested local governments. For Part B of the ensuing project, based on experience under Loan 1847-MON: Housing Finance Sector Project and JFPR 9015-MON: Improving the Living Environment of the Poor in Ger Areas of Mongolia's Cities Project, the TA will (i) determine the optimum institutional relationship to deliver housing loans to low income families, (ii) estimate housing loan demand for low income families to purchase new plots, build or improve houses, and improve urban services, (iii) determine the optimum flow of funds to reach low income families, (iv) assess the affordability and effective cost recovery mechanism for low income housing loans, and (v) recommend long-term sustainable institutional set-up including establishment of an independent housing finance institution to deliver housing loans to all income groups. For Part C of the ensuing project, the TA will (i) review the revised planning, zoning, and building codes and standards, design a dissemination program, and propose effective measures for implementation; (ii) review the existing CDS reports and prepare a program to improve urban planning approaches through an expansion of the CDS approach; (iii) develop education and training programs for government agencies and local communities to increase awareness of public health, environmental improvement, and alternative technologies for urban infrastructure and services; (iv) develop capacity development plans for local Public Urban Service Organizations (PUSOs) that are responsible for provision and maintenance of urban infrastructure and services; and (v) develop a program to assist the establishment of an independent housing finance institution.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||The ensuing Project has been formulated to support the Government's sector policies on urban development, including the Government's Action Plan for 2004-2008 and the 40,000 Houses Program.|
|Description of Outcome|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs|
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
|Consulting Services||The TA will be implemented over a period of six months from November 2005 to April 2006. The TA will require 16 person-months of international and 50 person-months of domestic consulting services. The international consultants will include an urban development specialist/team leader, financial analyst, economist, municipal finance specialist, mortgage finance specialist, urban planning and housing/involuntary resettlement specialist, urban infrastructure specialist, civil engineer, alternative urban infrastructure/environment specialist, and a participatory development/poverty specialist. The domestic consultants will include an urban planner/deputy team leader, institutional development specialist, urban codes and regulations specialist, municipal engineers in water supply, sanitation, solid waste management, heating, hot water supply, road, and drainage, financial specialist, economist/cost estimate specialist, legal specialist, housing/micro-finance specialist, environment specialist, social development specialist in community participation, gender and development, poverty, and an involuntary resettlement. All consultants will be engaged through a firm in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on Use of Consultants and other arrangements satisfactory to ADB for the engagement of domestic consultants. A consulting firm will be selected and engaged using the quality-and-cost-based selection (QCBS) method using simplified technical proposal procedures.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Leung, Amy S.P.|
|Responsible ADB Department||East Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Urban and Social Sectors Division, EARD|
Ministry of Construction and Urban Development
Mr. Toshoon Sambasanchir, State Secretary
Ulaanbaatar 211238 Barilgachdyn Talbai 3 Mongolia
|Concept Clearance||09 Mar 2004|
|Fact Finding||08 Apr 2005 to 20 Apr 2005|
|Approval||18 Aug 2005|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||22 Jan 2007|
|Last PDS Update||23 Jan 2007|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|18 Aug 2005||18 Nov 2005||18 Nov 2005||31 Mar 2006||30 Jun 2007||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|350,000.00||250,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||600,000.00||07 Sep 2021||565,882.16|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Preparing the Urban Development and Housing Project (Cofinanced by the Poverty Reduction Cooperation Fund)||Technical Assistance Reports||Aug 2005|
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