The TA and ensuing loan project will improve urban environment and bring about higher living standards in the aimag center of Dalangadzad, soum centers including Zamyn-Uud, Khanbogd, Tsogttsetsii, Mandah and Gurvan Tes, and the border points of Gashuun Suhayt and Shivee Huren.
|Project Name||Southeast Gobi Urban and Border Town Development Project|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Knowledge solutions
|Sector / Subsector||
Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Urban policy, institutional and capacity development
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming|
|Description||The TA and ensuing loan project will improve urban environment and bring about higher living standards in the aimag center of Dalangadzad, soum centers including Zamyn-Uud, Khanbogd, Tsogttsetsii, Mandah and Gurvan Tes, and the border points of Gashuun Suhayt and Shivee Huren.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||The proposed project supports the Government?s plans for the southeastern Gobi area, individual towns and border points, and supports the expected direction of the CPS during 2009-2013. Access to basic urban services at major population centers and border points is a prerequisite to an enabling environment for socially and economically sustainable growth in Southeast Gobi, and for efficient and sustainable trade between Mongolia and PRC. This is consistent with the Government?s National Development Strategy and investment planning.|
|Impact||The impact of the TA and ensuing loan project will be an improved urban environment and higher living standards in the aimag center of Dalangadzad, soum centers including Zamyn-Uud, Khanbogd, Tsogttsetsii, Mandah and Gurvan Tes, and the border points of Gashuun Suhayt and Shivee Huren.|
|Description of Outcome||The outcome of the TA is the design for an investment project suitable for ADB financing, as agreed with the Government. The TA will: (i) assess urban infrastructure needs in Omnogovi and Dornogovi, (ii) assess the likely impact of growth in mining and trade; (iii) develop a roadmap and investment program to improve urban infrastructure and service quality covering, inter alia, water, sewerage, solid waste management, in-town transportation, and (iv) prepare an investment project for potential ADB financing.|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs||The output of the TA will be (i) development of a roadmap and investment plan for sustainable urban growth in Southeast Gobi; (ii) development of an institutional framework and capacity building program to support urban infrastructure planning, financing and operation; and (iii) development of feasibility, due diligence, and financial structuring options for priority infrastructure investments.|
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Geographical Location||Omnogovi and Dornogovi aimags (provinces) of Mongolia|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
|Consulting Services||Total consultants' inputs are estimated at 27 person-months (pms): 11 international and 16 national. The consultants will be engaged by ADB in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2007, as amended from time to time). They will be recruited as individuals because of the limited time available to process the proposed project before end of 2009. The international consultants will provide expertise in urban planning and economics (2 pms), financial structuring and institutional development (2 pms), economic and financial analysis (2 pms), civil/municipal engineering (3 pms), resettlement and social development (1 pm), and environmental safeguards (1pm). The national consultants will provide expertise in urban planning (3 pms), water supply, wastewater, roads and district heating engineering (6 pms), costing engineer (1 pms), environmental safeguards (2 pms), resettlement and social development (2 pms), and workshop preparation and facilitation (2 pms).|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Rosenthal, Shane J.|
|Responsible ADB Department||East Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Mongolia Resident Mission|
Mr. Ch. Khashchuluun
Government building 2, United Nations Street 5/1,
|Concept Clearance||20 Nov 2008|
|Fact Finding||31 Oct 2008 to 06 Nov 2008|
|Approval||09 Dec 2008|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||03 Nov 2008|
|Last PDS Update||07 Oct 2010|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|09 Dec 2008||07 Jan 2009||07 Jan 2009||30 Nov 2009||30 Nov 2010||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|400,000.00||0.00||75,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||475,000.00||09 Dec 2008||391,286.75|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Southeast Gobi Urban and Border Town Development Project||Initial Poverty and Social Analysis||Jun 2009|
Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards
Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.
|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Southeast Gobi Urban and Border Town Development Project: Resettlement Plan for the Construction of Road in Hanbogd||Resettlement Plans||Mar 2010|
|Southeast Gobi Urban and Border Town Development Project||Resettlement Frameworks||Mar 2010|
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