|Project Name||Western Regional Road Corridor Investment Program|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Loan
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
|Sector / Subsector||
Transport / Transport policies and institutional development
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Some gender elements|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy|
|Impact||Inclusive economic growth is promoted by enhanced local and regional connectivity|
|Description of Outcome||Transport accessibility within the project area and between countries improved|
|Progress Toward Outcome||Tranche 1 financially completed. Physical progress for Tranche 2 was delayed due to COVID-19 border closures and movement restrictions. Tranche 2 loan closing date extended from 31 December 2020 to 30 June 2021.|
|Description of Project Outputs||
1. Western regional road constructed
2. Local roads constructed
3. Road maintenance component
4. Capacity development program
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||
Construction of 103.3 km road completed (Tranche 1). Construction of 189.7 km road is (a) completed for CW1-1 and CW1-2, (b) CW1-3 unable to mobilize resources for the 2020 construction season due to COVID-19 movement and border restrictions, and (c) CW1-4 awarded in March 2020 (Tranche 2) but no physical construction work yet due to COVID-19.
Output 2 construction completed for Tranche 1. For Tranche 2, output 2 is partly completed.
Output completed as the government set up two maintenance centers and procured a snow removal machine (Tranche 1). Activities have not started for Tranche 2.
Relevant staff has received on-the-job training.
For Tranche 1, output 4 completed. For Tranche 2, activities ongoing.
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Environmental Aspects||Category A|
|Involuntary Resettlement||Category C|
|Indigenous Peoples||Category C|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
All consultants will be recruited according to ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants.
The project will finance 87 PM of international and 342 PM of national consulting services to provide for the construction supervision services. This is required to extend the current services beyond the end of ongoing contract, which ends on 31 December 2013, for the same section of road which is made necessary due to substantial delays incurred in implementation under the Phase 1 project. Since this is an extension of the current contract as part of Phase 1, the services will be single sourced to Korea Consultants International which has performed satisfactorily. An additional 62 PM of international and 294 PM of national consulting services will be required to (i) facilitate project management and implementation, and (ii) strengthen the institutional and operational capacity of the executing agency. The following expertise will be required: (i) an international project management specialist to provide project and contract management support to EA/IA; and (ii) safeguards specialists to provide for monitoring services (national individual consultants) and safeguard related studies to be sourced through individual (international) and local institutes. Due to the specialized nature of the services and small amount of the contracts assigned to the local institutes, services will be contracted through the single source selection (SSS) method. In addition to the services above, 5 PM of international and 12 PM of national will be financed through Phase 1 project to provide services in the areas of (i) value engineering, and (ii) procurement support.
All procurement of goods and works will be undertaken in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2010, as amended from time to time).
For the procurement of works, the road will be divided into three (3) lots. Procurement will be through international competitive bidding (ICB) procedures using the single stage two envelope (SSTE) modality. Procurement shall use the latest ADB standard bidding documents which can be downloaded from ADB's website. Documents for all procurement under ICB will be subject to the prior review of ADB.
The procurement of equipment for maintenance will be through National Competitive Bidding (NCB) whereby (i) the advertisement may be limited to the national press, an official gazette or an open access website; (ii) bidding documents may be only in the Mongolian language, and Mongolian currency may be used for the purpose of bidding and payment. Procurement under NCB will be subject to the provisions of the NCB annex (see procurement plan in Appendix 1). Additionally, before the start of any procurement ADB and the Government will review the public procurement laws of the central and state governments to ensure consistency with ADB's Procurement Guidelines.
|Responsible ADB Officer||Rebecca Stapleton|
|Responsible ADB Department||East Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||EASI|
|Concept Clearance||07 Dec 2010|
|Fact Finding||22 Aug 2011 to 29 Aug 2011|
|MRM||19 Oct 2011|
|Approval||09 Dec 2011|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||30 Mar 2021|
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|Financing Plan||Loan Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||170.00||Cumulative Contract Awards|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Framework Financing Agreement for Western Regional Road Corridor Investment Program between Mongolia and Asian Development Bank dated 1 December 2011||Framework Financing Agreement||Dec 2011|
|Western Regional Road Corridor Investment Program||Facility Administration Manual||Nov 2011|
|Western Regional Road Corridor Investment Program||Reports and Recommendations of the President||Nov 2011|
|Western Regional Road Corridor Development Program||Summary Poverty Reduction and Social Strategies||Sep 2011|
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