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Mongolia: Western Regional Road Corridor Investment Program - Tranche 2

Sovereign (Public) Project | 41193-019 Status: Active

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. Tranche 2 of the program includes 103.9 kilometers of paved road between Khovd and Khashaatin Davaa pass, two bridges and urban roads in Khovd, a road maintenance center, and capacity development.

Project Details

Project Officer
Anders Pettersson East Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Mongolia
Modality
  • Loan
Sector
  • Transport
 
Project Name Western Regional Road Corridor Investment Program - Tranche 2
Project Number 41193-019
Country Mongolia
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3129-MON: Western Regional Road Corridor Investment Program - Tranche II
Ordinary capital resources US$ 125.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Transport / Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description The impact of the Western Regional Road Corridor Investment Program (Tranche-2) will be inclusive economic growth promoted by enhanced local and regional connectivity in the remote western region of Mongolia. The outcome will be improved transport accessibility within the project area and between countries. The outputs of Tranche-2 will be (i) 189.7 kilometers (km) of paved road constructed between Khovd and Ulaanbaishint; (ii) three bridges (0.49 km) and 14.9 km of urban roads rehabilitated in the towns of Khovd and Ulgii; (iii) two road maintenance units established and equipped with staff trained; and (iv) project management, consulting services and capacity development for maintenance planning, civil works, and procurement.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Mongolia is a large, sparsely populated country located between the People's Republic of China (PRC) to the south, and the Russian Federation to the north. Its large land area, low population density, and severe weather conditions during winter are key challenges for development of the transport network in the country. Paved roads account for just over 5% of the total road network with the majority of roads being dirt tracks. The route of the proposed western regional road corridor, which is part of Asian Highway 4 and is designated Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Corridor 4a, runs north south from Mongolia's border with the Russian Federation at Ulaanbaishint to its border with the PRC at Yarant, a total distance of about 743 kilometers (km). The Western Regional Road represents an expansion of over 20% of the entire paved road network in Mongolia, which will require a medium to long-term commitment by ADB to assist the government to complete the road corridor. The cost to complete the remaining sections of the Western Regional Road is estimated to be about $260 million. A functioning paved road network will help Mongolia to link together its large and poorly connected territory to promote social and economic development. The MFF modality allows ADB to include the full scope of the road under the program and align ADB's financing with the government's ability to implement the Program.
Impact Inclusive economic growth is promoted by enhanced local and regional connectivity
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome transport accessibility within the project area and between countries improved
Progress Toward Outcome Output 1 (189.7 km of paved road constructed between Khovd and Ulaanbaishint) construction is completed. Output 2 (three bridges and 14.9 km of urban roads rehabilitated) is partly complete, while output 3 (two road maintenance units established and equipped with trained staff) activities have not started. Output 4 (project management, consulting services, and capacity development for maintenance planning, civil works, and procurement) activities are ongoing as the construction supervision and other consultants have been mobilized. Savings have been identified and agreed with GOM to finance a bypass road around Ulgii town. FY2018 audit report received.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Road section constructed

2. Urban roads and bridges constructed

3. Road maintenance unit established

4. Project management and consulting services

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) 1. Civil works completed for Contracts CW1-1 and CW1-2 while CW1-3 partly completed. BD for CW1-4 rebidding approved on 11 Sep 2019. 2. BD for Ulgii bypass road approved on 22 Aug 2019. 3. Activities have not yet started. 4. Activities are ongoing as the construction supervision and other consultants have been mobilized.
Geographical Location
Safeguard Categories
Environment A
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects Project 2 has been classified under environment category A. The EIA was prepared and disclosed in compliance with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009). The main potential environmental impacts concern wildlife migration and livestock movements. To address these impacts, the EMP for project 2 includes a wildlife movement study and consultation with local herders to establish crossing locations and implement measures to ensure safe crossings along the project road. The government will be required to implement the EMP, and experience demonstrates that it has sufficient institutional capacity. Assuming effective implementation of the mitigation measures and monitoring requirements as outlined in the plan, project 2 is not expected to have significant adverse environmental impacts.
Involuntary Resettlement Project 2 has been classified category C for involuntary resettlement because it follows the existing alignment within state owned land and no impact on any individual, household, assets, or livelihood is anticipated. The urban roads and bridges are existing ones and, since improvements through the project will be confined to rehabilitation, there will not be any involuntary resettlement impacts. A resettlement framework for the investment program was prepared as a precautionary measure, endorsed by the MRT, and disclosed on ADB's website on 7 October 2011.
Indigenous Peoples Project 2 has been classified under indigenous peoples category C as the ethnic minorities in the project area are well integrated in the society and are represented in the government on the provincial and national levels. A comprehensive SDAP will be prepared to address potential negative social impacts and enhance benefits for all the communities within the project area.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design The PIU with support of supervision consultants is undertaking consultations with key stakeholders. Communication with stakeholders is managed by the PIU social and environmental monitoring specialist with the support of three soum-level community outreach officers. Soum-level staff ensure that local stakeholders are consulted, that information on the project is disseminated, and that questions and complaints are addressed quickly and effectively.
During Project Implementation Consultations with stakeholders is ongoing during project implementation. Community outreach officers will assist the PIU in providing project related information to the local people and the local government. The Officers will also assist in resolving project related complaints received.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services All consulting services to be financed under the MFF will be procured in accordance with ADB Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time).
Procurement All works and goods to be financed under the MFF will be procured in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2015, as amended from time to time).
Responsible ADB Officer Anders Pettersson
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division EASI
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Road and Transport Development of Mongolia
[email protected]
11 Chinggis Avenue 11, Sukhbaatar District
Ulaanbaatar 14251 Mongolia
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 14 May 2014
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 27 Sep 2019

Loan 3129-MON

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
14 May 2014 02 Jun 2014 31 Aug 2014 30 Jun 2019 31 Dec 2020 -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 125.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 125.00 14 May 2014 92.82 0.00 74%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 14 May 2014 79.45 0.00 64%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - Satisfactory - - - -

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Title Document Type Document Date
Western Regional Road Corridor Investment Program - Tranches 1 and 2: Environmental Monitoring Report (April-July 2019) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2019
Western Regional Road Corridor Investment Program - Tranche 2: Environmental Monitoring Report (August-October 2018) Environmental Monitoring Reports Dec 2018
Western Regional Road Corridor Investment Program - Tranches 1 and 2: Environmental Monitoring Report (April-July 2018) Environmental Monitoring Reports Aug 2018
Western Regional Road Corridor Investment Program - Tranche 2: Semiannual Environmental Monitoring Report Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Sep 2017
Western Regional Road Corridor Investment Program - Tranches 1 and 2: Annual Environmental Monitoring Report for 2016 Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2017
Western Regional Road Corridor Investment Program - Tranches 1 and 2: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2016) Environmental Monitoring Reports Nov 2016
Western Regional Road Corridor Development Investment Program: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2015) Environmental Monitoring Reports Sep 2015
Western Regional Road Corridor Investment Program - Tranche 1 and Tranche 2: Environmental Monitoring Report (June-August 2014) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2015
Western Regional Road Corridor Investment Program - Tranche 1 and Tranche 2: Environmental Monitoring Report (April-June 2014) Environmental Monitoring Reports Nov 2014
Western Regional Road Corridor Investment Program - Tranche II Environmental Impact Assessments Nov 2013
Western Regional Road Corridor Investment Program - Tranche II Environmental Impact Assessments Sep 2013
Western Regional Road Corridor Investment Program - Tranches 2 and 3 Environmental Impact Assessments Jul 2013

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
3129-MON: Western Regional Road Corridor Investment Program – Tranche 2 (CW1-4) Invitation for Bids Active 12 Sep 2019 25 Oct 2019
L3129-MON: Western Regional Road Corridor Investment Program, Tranche 2 [CW1-4] Invitation for Bids Closed 06 Sep 2017 18 Oct 2017
MON: Western Regional Road Corridor Investment Program (Tranche 2) Advance Notice Archived 09 Apr 2014

Contracts Awarded

No contracts awarded for this project were found