|Project Name||Urban Development Sector Project|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Loan
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector||
Finance - Inclusive finance
Transport - Urban roads and traffic management
Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Urban policy, institutional and capacity development - Urban sewerage - Urban solid waste management - Urban water supply
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Effective gender mainstreaming|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy|
|Description of Outcome|
|Progress Toward Outcome||The project is physically completed with all civil works for improvement of basic urban services in aimag and soum centers finished at 18 sites. The project has provided direct benefits to over 293,000 residents in project aimags by expanding water supply, sewerage and heating supply systems, and constructing 12.3 kilometers urban roads in Ulaanbaatar, and thereby increasing access to safe and sustainable public services. 443 households in Erdenet, Arvaikheer, Bayankhongor and Altai towns received small loan facilities to finance housing improvements and connections to the public utility systems constructed under the Project.|
|Description of Project Outputs|
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||
1.1 Water supply facilities: As of 1-Jul-2015, project constructed and put into operation 138 km of water supply transmission and distribution mains, 12 new water source boreholes, 10 reservoirs of various capacities, pumping stations and water chlorination facilities and constructed, rehabilitated and connected to the piped system in 91 water kiosks. Under the new subprojects identified in 2013-2014, 19.69 of hot water supply mains were built.
1.2 Sewerage facilities: Completed. As of 1-Jul-2015, project constructed and put into operation 28.06 km sewerage pipeline, rehabilitated 2 wastewater treatment plants (WWTP) and constructed 7 new small-scale WWTPs in soum centers.
1.3 Solid waste management facilities: Completed. Solid waste collection trucks and other public utility service equipment and machinery were supplied under the project and handed over to provincial PUSOs in May 2014.
2.1 Roads improvement: Completed. Three road sections (12.3 km) are put into operation in Ulaanbaatar, which have improved access to social services for remote communities, increased efficiency and effectiveness of public and private transport movement, enabled opportunities for new jobs and business, and contribute to reduced dust and air pollution.
3.1 Small loans: Completed. A total of $3.0 million was provided to the PFIs to implement the subproject. As of 1 July 2015, a total of MNT5.4 billion ($2.8 million) was sub-lent to 443 households in Erdenet, Arvaikheer, Bayankhongor and Altai towns. About 203 subloan recipients were women> Small loans were used to finance piped water and sewerage connections, construct heat-efficient houses and to improve housing conditions.
4.1 Implementation agency staff trained: Completed.
4.2 People trained in health and environment: Completed.
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Initial environmental examinations (IEEs) were carried out for the core subprojects in accordance with ADB's Environment Policy (2002) and Environmental Assessment Guidelines. It was determined that the Project will not have significant adverse environmental impacts. The Project will not adversely affect natural resources and will greatly improve community health and living conditions. The Project will reduce environmental pollution. No detrimental effects will be caused on the flora and fauna. On a per capita basis, the Project will decrease the demands on energy resources by replacing truck water tankers with a piped system. Negative environmental impact may occur during construction, but its extent will be minimized by careful design and specification of project construction through mitigation measures identified in the IEE. The adoption of composting toilets will reduce groundwater pollution and, with correct management, will produce organic compost for small farmers. Improvement of the urban roads will reduce dust and noise. The summary IEE includes the environmental assessment and review procedures.
Project staff and consultants regularly monitor contractors' compliance with environment action plans. Independent environmental monitoring is in place.
Necessary mitigation measures to minimize negative environmental impacts were implemented adequately by civil work contractors' staff responsible for occupational health and safety and environmental issues. No complains or comments were received with regard to the construction of water supply and sewerage systems constructed under the project.
|Involuntary Resettlement||It is anticipated that land acquisition and resettlement will not be very significant and can be avoided for many subprojects. Some houses, gers, and fences will need to be relocated to nearby plots of land. To ensure that ADB policies on involuntary resettlement will be applied and affected people compensated, a resettlement framework has been prepared which sets out (i) the resettlement policy and Mongolian legal framework for land acquisition and resettlement, (ii) compensation standards and entitlements, (iii) procedures for formulating RPs, (iv) implementation arrangements, (v) consultation and participation, (vi) eligibility provision, (vii) a grievance redress mechanism, (viii) monitoring and evaluation, and (ix) provision of the resettlement budget. The PMU will be responsible for overall resettlement management and coordination, internal monitoring, and quarterly reporting to ADB. The PIUs will take primary responsibility for any resettlement consultation, notices, implementation, and timely delivery of entitlements. Because of limited experience with involuntary resettlement, some training and capacity building will be conducted under component D, and it was endorsed by the Government and disclosed to the affected people.|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation||Consultations with stakeholders and project beneficiaries are conducted on a regular basis by the project staff and consultants on the topics of public health and hygiene, gender, labor, resettlement and environmental impact mitigation action plan.|
|Consulting Services||The Project will require a total of about 195 person-months of international and 82 person-months of national consulting services to support the PMU and PIUs in project implementation and management, feasibility study for the urban road improvement component, detailed design and survey, institutional development, and education and training. The ADB loan will finance 31 person-months of international and 82 person-months of national consultants. The international consultants will have expertise in (i) project management and procurement, (ii) finance and microfinance, (iii) institutional development and financial management, and (iv) sanitation. The national consultants will have expertise in (i) resettlement; (ii) environment; (iii) legal aspects; (iv) database development; (v) financial management; and (vi) construction supervision, feasibility studies for the remaining subprojects under component B, and detailed designs of components A and B. The consultants will be selected and engaged in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (April 2006, as amended from time to time). All international consultants and the national consultants for project management will be selected and contracted individually. National consultants for feasibility studies and detailed designs will be selected and contracted as firms using ADB's quality- and cost-based selection procedure among short-listed national consulting firms. German development cooperation through DED will provide 144 person-months of long-term international experts in community engineering (2 positions) and community development and training. German development cooperation through GTZ will provide a maximum of 20 person-months of short-term experts. These experts will be assigned at the PMU and the PIUs, and will be guided by and report to the respective PMU and PIU directors. DED and GTZ will select these experts in accordance with their own guidelines.|
|Procurement||The procurement of goods and works financed under the loan will be undertaken in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (April 2006, as amended from time to time). International competitive bidding (ICB) will be applied to supply contracts estimated to cost $500,000 or more. Supply contracts with a value less than $500,000 will follow national competitive bidding (NCB), and those less than $100,000 will follow shopping procedures as reflected by particular circumstances of the contract packages. ICB will be used for civil works contracts valued at $1 million or more. Civil works contracts valued less than $1 million will be procured using NCB procedures. The selection and engagement of contractors will be subject to ADB approval. Before commencement of NCB procurement, ADB and the Borrower will review the Borrower's procurement procedures to ensure consistency with ADB requirements. Any necessary modifications or clarifications to the Borrower's procedures will be documented in the procurement plan. The internationally tendered equipment packages will include the necessary technical support for ensuring proper installation, testing, commissioning, and training of operational staff as part of the related contracts. In accordance with ADB requirements, foreign contractors may participate in bidding for NCB contracts|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Badarch, Tuul|
|Responsible ADB Department||East Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Mongolia Resident Mission|
Ministry of Construction and Urban Development
Mr. J. Bat-Erdene
Barilgachidyn talbai-3, State Property Building-5, Ulaanbaatar 211238 Ministry of Roads, Transportation, Construction and Urban Development
Mr. J. Bat-Erdene
Barilgachidyn talbai-3, State Property Building-5, Ulaanbaatar 211238
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||19 Jul 2006|
|Last PDS Update||07 Sep 2015|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|19 Dec 2006||27 Aug 2007||26 Feb 2008||30 Jun 2013||01 Jul 2015||18 Dec 2015|
|Financing Plan||Loan Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||44.23||Cumulative Contract Awards|
|ADB||35.23||19 Dec 2006||34.73||0.00||99%|
|Cofinancing||0.00||19 Dec 2006||35.03||0.00||100%|
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