ADB is supporting a road project along a transport corridor that links Mongolia to the Russian Federation in the north and People's Republic of China in the south. The program will construct over 290 kilometers of roads and improve connecting local roads in Mongolia’s remote western region, build and equip road maintenance units, and provide training and capacity development.
|Project Name||Western Regional Road Corridor Development Program - Tranche I|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Loan
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change|
|Sector / Subsector||
Transport - Road transport (non-urban)
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Some gender elements|
|Description||The investment program is the government's top priority road investment after the ADB-financed Regional Road Development Project. A functioning paved road network will help Mongolia to link together its large and poorly connected territory to promote social and economic development. The investment program will provide a vital link to economic opportunities and social services, reduce the high costs of imports, and improve the competitiveness of the region's export products. The physical elements of the investment program include (i) completing the western regional road, which has long been part of Mongolia's national development strategy, (ii) linking small villages and towns to the main corridor to spread the benefits of the investment to regional population centers, and (iii) establishing road maintenance centers to improve asset management and sustainability. Nonphysical components include capacity development in the road subsector, support for local contractors, extensive on-the-job training in project management and implementation, and sector reform initiatives adopted in the road map and implemented through coordination and performance links between the MFF and the parallel TA. The link between the MFF physical investments and the sector road map implementation will provide strong incentives for sector development and reform.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||The investment program addresses ADB's strategic goals in the transport sector to (i) foster regional integration by reducing transport and logistics costs; (ii) improve sector institutions, management, human capacity, and asset sustainability; and (iii) develop and improve regional and international transport corridors, including the completion of corridor 4a in the CAREC transport program. The investment program objectives are fully consistent with the strategic goals articulated in the country partnership 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|
|Description of Project Outputs||
1. Road section constructed
2. Community access road constructed
3. Road maintenance component
4. Capacity development program
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||
1. Civil works completed
2. No activity yet.
3. Community outreach coordination officers engaged for Mankhan soum, Most soum and Altai soum.
4. No activity yet.
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Environmental Aspects||Project is environment category A. An environmental management plan has been implemented and monitored during construction to minimize environmental impacts.|
|Involuntary Resettlement||Project is involuntary resettlement category C and is not expected to invlove any land acquisition nor resettlement.|
|Indigenous Peoples||Project is indigenous peoples category C and no people that meet ADB's criteria for indigenous people are expected in the project area.|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||Major stakeholders include the Ministry of Roads, Transportation, Construction and Urban Development (MRTCUD), local governments, transport companies, local businesses, and residents. Consultation began during the preparation of the pre-feasibility study. Consultations were carried out in confirming alternative alignments during the (i) environmental impact assessment, and (ii) poverty and social analysis. The local stakeholder consultations and focus group discussions were held to help formulate enhancement measures for local businesses.|
|During Project Implementation||A stakeholders consultation and participation strategy has been included in the social development action plan to strengthen the consultation and participation process during project implementation. The project implementation unit, with the help of field level staff at local level, have reached out to project households to a) share project information such as project scope, road construction schedules, b) consult the communities, and c) understand community concerns and issues. Community meetings have been undertaken during project implementation.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Nishimura, Masahiro|
|Responsible ADB Department||East Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Transport and Communications Division, EARD|
Ministry of Road and Transportation
11 Chinggis Avenue, Sukhbaatar District
Ulaanbaatar 14251 Mongolia
|MRM||29 Sep 2011|
|Approval||22 Dec 2011|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||27 Sep 2016|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|22 Dec 2011||20 Mar 2012||03 May 2012||30 Jun 2017||30 Jun 2018||-|
|Financing Plan||Loan Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||72.08||Cumulative Contract Awards|
|ADB||45.00||22 Dec 2011||41.49||0.00||100%|
|Cofinancing||0.00||22 Dec 2011||40.03||0.00||96%|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Western Regional Road Corridor Investment Program - Tranche 1||Procurement Plans||Nov 2013|
|Loan Agreement (Special Operations) for Western Regional Road Corridor Investment Program - Project 1||Loan Agreement (Special Operations)||Mar 2012|
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