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Mongolia: Regional Improvement of Border Services Project (Additional Financing)

Sovereign (Public) Project | 47174-002 Status: Active
 
Project Name Regional Improvement of Border Services Project (Additional Financing)
Project Number 47174-002
Country Mongolia
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3810-MON: Regional Improvement of Border Services Project (Additional Financing)
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 27.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Industry and trade / Industry and trade sector development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact Trade and competitiveness increased.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Cost and time of compliance with trade procedure reduced
Progress Toward Outcome The project team has fielded an Inception mission in December 2019. Recruitment of the additional PIU staff is ongoing.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Facilities and equipment at BCPs upgraded and improved

Capacity of relevant border agencies improved

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Output 1: Detailed engineering design for Borshoo BCP has been finalized. Invitations for Bids for civil works' contractors under package no. CW8 and CW9 are expected to be published on 1 April 2020. DED of the Bichigt BCP is being prepared and is expected to be completed in April 2020. Technical specifications of the proposed equipment will be prepared in Q2 2020.

Output 2: TOR for Capacity Development Specialist is being prepared.

Geographical Location Nation-wide
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects The project team has prepared an initial environmental examination (IEE), including an environmental management plan (EMP), in accordance with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009), for the components to be supported through additional financing. The project team has discussed the IEE with the central government counterparts and the staff of the two BCPs. The EMP outlines mitigation and monitoring requirements and institutional responsibilities to ensure proper environmental management throughout construction and O&M. The executing agency, through the PIU, will be responsible for the implementation of the EMP and for compliance with Mongolian national laws and regulations, including inspection, monitoring, reporting, and corrective actions or measures. 35. No unprecedented or irreversible impacts on the environment are anticipated. Short-term impacts are anticipated during construction, including dust, noise, and waste generated during earthwork and civil works activities. O&M training and performance monitoring will minimize operational impacts and risks and optimize environmental benefits. The project's climate change impact will be low. The IEE concludes that effective EMP implementation, together with training, will result in residual impacts within the limits of the Mongolian standards defined in the EMP. The PIU has a proven track record in supporting the implementation of safeguards. No further capacity development will be required. The project team disclosed information and conducted meaningful public consultations for the project components through face-to-face meetings with local inhabitants at four locations near the Bichigt BCP on 13 May 2019, and in Sagil County and Ulaangom center near the Borshoo BCP on 19-22 May 2019. MOF will establish a project-level grievance redress mechanism (GRM) in compliance with the Safeguard Policy Statement requirement to receive and facilitate resolution of complaints about the project during the construction and operation phases. The GRM includes procedures for receiving grievances; documenting key information; and evaluating and responding within a reasonable time frame to environmental, health, and safety concerns associated with the project construction and operation. The proposed project-level GRM, including a time-bound flowchart of procedures, is included in Section G of the project EMP.
Involuntary Resettlement Involuntary resettlement (category C). There will be no land acquisition or involuntary restrictions on land use or access to legally designated parks and protected areas. The Borshoo BCP is located on land owned by the local Customs Office, while the Bichigt BCP will be relocated on vacant state-owned land that has not been allocated to any entities. Therefore, the project will not physically or economically displace any persons or households or adversely impact the livelihood or sources of income of any persons or households.
Indigenous Peoples Indigenous peoples (category C). There are no communities near the BCPs. The BCPs are located in provinces inhabited by ethnic groups such as Dariganaga, Durvud, and Khoton. They are not considered distinct indigenous groups by the government or ADB's indigenous peoples' criteria.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Participatory approaches and project activities. The project preparation team consulted with national agencies, development partners, local communities, and private sector partners to seek their inputs into the design of the project sites. The team incorporated feedback from all stakeholders into the project design to ensure the project's positive impact on local families. 2. Civil society organizations. The Mongolian Gender Equality Center is a Mongolian NGO with expertise on human trafficking issues. The project team discussed with them how to minimize possible trafficking through the target border crossing points and their suggestions are included in the social development action plan.
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Quality and cost-based selection and individual consultant selection
Procurement

1) Open competitive bidding with national advertisement

2) Open competitive bidding with international advertisement

3) request for quotations

Responsible ADB Officer Dalaikhuu, Unurjargal
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Mongolia Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Finance (formerly Ministry of Finance and Economy)
[email protected]
S.Danzangiin Gudamj 5/1, Zasgiin Gazriin
II Bair, Ulaanbaatar 15160 Mongolia
Timetable
Concept Clearance 28 May 2019
Fact Finding 08 May 2019 to 23 May 2019
MRM 27 Jun 2019
Approval 30 Aug 2019
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 31 Mar 2020

Loan 3810-MON

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
30 Aug 2019 02 Oct 2019 30 Oct 2019 30 Jun 2024 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 29.78 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 27.00 30 Aug 2019 0.06 0.00 0%
Counterpart 2.78 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 30 Aug 2019 0.53 0.00 2%

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