45140-001: Ulaanbaatar Urban Transport Capacity Development | Asian Development Bank

Mongolia: Ulaanbaatar Urban Transport Capacity Development

Sovereign (Public) Project | 45140-001 Status: Closed

Project Details

Project Officer
Pettersson, Anders East Asia Department Request for information
  • Mongolia
  • Technical Assistance
  • Transport
Project Name Ulaanbaatar Urban Transport Capacity Development
Project Number 45140-001
Country Mongolia
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8212-MON: Ulaanbaatar Urban Transport Capacity Development
Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction US$ 1.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Transport / Urban public transport

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact Improved capacity of Ulaanbaatar urban transport agencies in planning and managing urban transport in an integrated and sustainable way.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome

1. Awareness and knowledge of sustainable urban transport enhanced among Ulaanbaatar urban transport agencies

2. More efficient and integrated decision making processes established for urban transport planning and management

3. Trained urban transport related staff are engaged in implementation of ADB-financed program.

Progress Toward Outcome The TA has been completed and the outputs were achieved during TA implementation. Eleven issues in the transport strategy were reviewed and policy directions and strategies recommended. One such issue is the difficulty to implement the improved transport planning and transport policy because different institutions handle the planning and policy tasks. The recommendation was to create a unified city transport agency, including a new transport planning and monitoring unit, to centralize the transport planning and policy tasks. Another issue is financing the transport investment and road maintenance programs, it was recommended that the already established city Road Fund be reviewed and expanded to include a wider revenue base, and a clearer separation from the City budget. It was also suggested to create a new Public Transport Fund to manage the proposed fuel levy and use its proceeds for public transport improvements. Through the consultations and workshops conducted, awareness of the transport issues and knowledge of sustainable urban transport planning and management among transport agencies in Ulaanbaatar was enhanced. Training on travel demand forecasting and the use of the software was useful in developing and maintaining the urban transport model for transport planning and simulating policy scenarios in Ulaanbaatar. The response of the representatives from transport agencies in the development of the travel demand model was overwhelming. In fact, a working group has been set up to oversee further development and management of the model, with representatives from the national CDTA team, the city authorities and the academic community. Transport network data is being inputted into the PTV Visum program, and a further household survey is being considered to gather more information for further development of the model.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Diagnostic report on Ulaanbaatar urban transport situation, problems, issues, constraints and policy directions produced

2. Training materials for the six components produced and trainings provided

3. Improvement measures for the six components produced through in-house advisory activities and case studies

4. Guidelines for the six components produced on the basis of consulting services, workshops, training, and case studies

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) The implementation of the TA produced the intended TA outputs that benefitted the MGU, transport planners, and policy makers in the city by developing the traffic model and providing training for them. The capacity of the staff of the transport agencies in developing transport plans and strategies based on transport data and traffic model was improved.
Geographical Location
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Was assessed during implementation.
During Project Implementation Senior officials from MGU and other relevant ministries and agencies were closely consulted and involved during implementation of the TA. They were invited to participate in the TA review workshops and discussions.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services

The consulting services will focus on the following TA components: (i) Component 1: Sustainable Urban Transport; (ii) Component 2: Transport Planning and Engineering; (iii) Component 3: Traffic Management and Traffic Safety; (iv) Component 4: Public Transport Planning and Management; (v) Component 5: Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS); and (vi) Component 6: Financial Management and Procurement.

The consultants will perform their tasks in close consultation with the urban transport related government agencies to ensure full acceptance of the outcome of the TA. The TA requires 17 person-months international and 32 person-months national consulting services for the six components of the TA. Consulting firm(s) will be engaged by ADB in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time), using the QCBS selection process (ratio 80:20). Individual Consultants will also be engaged by ADB in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time).

Procurement TA equipment will be procured by the consultants in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2010, as amended from time to time) and transferred to MUB upon completion of the TA.
Responsible ADB Officer Pettersson, Anders
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, EARD
Executing Agencies
Ulaanbaatar Municipal Government
Sukhbaatar Square-11
Ulaanbaatar-46, Mongolia
Concept Clearance 11 Jul 2012
Fact Finding 19 Jul 2012 to 19 Jul 2012
Approval 08 Nov 2012
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 22 Sep 2017

TA 8212-MON

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
08 Nov 2012 19 Dec 2012 19 Dec 2012 30 Nov 2014 30 Jun 2017 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 08 Nov 2012 797,618.78

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