Mongolia: Community-Based Local Road Upgrading and Maintenance in the Western Region of Mongolia
The impact of the JFPR project will be improvement in the quality of life in remote rural areas (soum centers) in the western region of Mongolia.
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|Project Name||Community-Based Local Road Upgrading and Maintenance in the Western Region of Mongolia|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Grant
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector||
Transport / Road transport (non-urban)
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming|
|Description||The impact of the JFPR project will be improvement in the quality of life in remote rural areas (soum centers) in the western region of Mongolia.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||The ADB-assisted Western Regional Road Corridor will improve and pave the existing north-south road passing through the aimags of Hovd and Bayan-Olgiy, including the aimag centers of Hovd and Olgiy. A main benefit from the proposed Western Regional Road Corridor is increased cross-border trade among Mongolia, the PRC, and Russian Federation, which will contribute to regional cooperation and integration under the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Program. The proposed JFPR project will establish a sustainable and cost-effective community-based road maintenance system, and it will upgrade local-access/soum-center roads along the ADB-financed main road.|
|Impact||Improved quality of life in remote rural areas (soum centers) in the western region of Mongolia.|
|Description of Outcome||Sustainable rural access and soum center roads provided.|
|Progress Toward Outcome||The implementation period was extended up to 1 December 2013 to allow completion of the project. The revised project completion date is reasonable and all works are expected to complete by October 2013. Four out of the six soum centers were completed. The two remaining soum centers are nearing completion.|
|Description of Project Outputs||
1. Local access and soum center roads improved.
2. Community-based system for rural access and soum center road maintenance established.
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||Nine civil works contracts awarded.|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Environmental Aspects||No significant adverse environmental impacts were found for any of the local roads and training sections.|
No household will lose land; houses; agricultural plots; crops; trees; fixed assets; business; incomes and livelihoods; or access
to facilities, services, or natural resources.
|Indigenous Peoples||No adverse impacts or significant changes to their livelihoods or culture are anticipated.|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||Meetings were held with stakeholders in the soums along the roads. In all of these meetings, the stakeholders indicated that the access roads were a top priority and enthusiastically pledged their support and willingness to take part in the construction and continued maintenance of these roads. Representatives of the local government; environmental, infrastructure, and inspection organizations; nongovernment organizations such as WWF and Altai-Sayan Eco-region project; and representatives of universities attended the Hovd and Olgiy workshops. Topics raised during workshop discussions related to socioeconomic benefits of the road, access roads, environmental impacts and their mitigation, and archeological and historical sites.|
|During Project Implementation||During implementation, to achieve sustainable project benefits, local community organizations are being selected to perform services under the Project. The Project is being implemented in close consultation with the relevant local government agencies and with active participation by local beneficiaries.|
|Consulting Services||Total input of international and national consultants will be 18 and 45 person months, respectively. A firm of consultants will be selected and engaged based on a simplified technical proposal using the quality and cost-based selection method (80% technical and 20% financial weightings) in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2007, as amended from time to time).|
|Procurement||All procurement under the Project will be conducted in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2007, as amended from time to time). Civil works will be carried out by force account. For any purchases under force account, shopping procedures will be used.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Mamatkulov, Raushanbek|
|Responsible ADB Department||East Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Transport and Communications Division, EARD|
Ministry of Road and Transport Development of Mongolia
11 Chinggis Avenue 11, Sukhbaatar District
Ulaanbaatar 14251 Mongolia Ministry of Roads, Transportation, Construction and Urban Development
Barilgachdiin Talbai 3, Chingeltei Duureg, Ulaanbaatar 15170, Mongolia
|Concept Clearance||05 Mar 2011|
|Fact Finding||30 Oct 2007 to 05 Mar 2011|
|Approval||10 Jul 2008|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||19 Jan 2009|
|Last PDS Update||31 Mar 2014|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|10 Jul 2008||01 Sep 2008||01 Sep 2008||29 Feb 2012||01 Dec 2013||01 Jul 2014|
|Financing Plan||Grant Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||2.20||Cumulative Contract Awards|
|ADB||0.00||18 Nov 2021||0.00||1.78||89%|
|Cofinancing||2.00||18 Nov 2021||0.00||1.78||89%|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Community-Based Local Road Upgrading and Maintenance in the Western Region of Mongolia Project||Initial Environmental Examination||Nov 2007|
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