Mongolia : Regional Road Development and Maintenance Project

Sovereign Project | 48186-005

The project will have three outputs. Output 1: Road asset management capacity and implementation improved. Output 2: Road condition improved. Output 3: Road safety improved.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Enkh-Ulzii Bayarsaikhan
    Sectors Group
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    Mongolia
  • Modality
  • Sector
    • Transport
Project Name Regional Road Development and Maintenance Project
Project Number 48186-005
Country / Economy Mongolia
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Loan
Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3679-MON: Regional Road Development and Maintenance
Ordinary capital resources US$ 60.00 million
TA 9544-MON: Regional Road Development and Maintenance Project
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 700,000.00
Grant 0644-MON: Regional Road Development and Maintenance Additional Financing
High Level Technology Fund US$ 1.50 million
Loan 3786-MON: Regional Road Development and Maintenance Additional Financing
Ordinary capital resources US$ 58.50 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Transport / Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The project will have three outputs. Output 1: Road asset management capacity and implementation improved. Output 2: Road condition improved. Output 3: Road safety improved.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Investing in road improvement is particularly important at times of economic difficulty deliver four types of benefits: (i) projects create much-needed employment opportunities to support economic recovery, (ii) better roads reduce road user's travel cost and facilitate access to markets, schools and health facilities and thus make residents more productive, (iii) modest spending on road maintenance saves much more costlier rehabilitation later, and (vi) road safety improvements immediately reduce the social cost of traffic accidents.
Impact

Inclusive economic growth promoted by enhanced local, regional, and international connectivity in Mongolia.

Project Outcome
Description of Outcome

Efficiency and safety of road transport within the project area and between countries improved.

Progress Toward Outcome Civil works contract for 5 lots for Ulaanbaatar-Darkhan road rehabilitation works were awarded in June 2019. The construction supervision consultant was recruited and contract awarded in June 2019. Package UA1: Khuiten Valley-Arvaikheer road rehabilitation work contract was signed on 6 April 2021. Package DA1: DarkhanAltanbulag Road Safety Improvement and Maintenance works (116.5 km) biddding process was completed and the contract signing is underway. As of 28 September 2023, the progress of the Ulaanbaatar - Darkhan project is: CW1-1-94.1%; CW1-2-79.9%; CW1-3-94.4%; CW1-4-77.29.4% and CW1-5-94.96%. The progress of UA1: Khuiten Valley and Arvaikheer package is rated at 88.8%.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Road asset management capacity and implementation improved

Road condition improved

Road safety improved

Due diligence reports for project preparation prepared

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) Ongoing. Under the TA 9544-MON, policy advice was delivered and capacity-building trainings was conducted on the road maintenance and road asset management. Moreover, four PAVER" 7 for Windows user licenses were supplied to MRTD. From 10 -11 November 2022, a total of 26 trainees, including representatives from MRTD and RTDC were attended at Road Asset Management systems workshop. Ministry of Road and Transport Development, along with the Project Implementation Unit and the Construction Supervision Consultant are planning to conduct trainings included in the project DMF in 2023 as per the project training plan. The Ulaanbaatar-Darkhan and Khuiten Valley-Arvaikheer roads rehabilitation construction works have been ongoing since 2019 and 2021, respectively, and the total physical progress of the road rehabilitation work is about 88.5%. DarkhanAltanbulag Road Safety Improvement and Maintenance works (116.5 km) is being under the contract signing process. The due diligence report was submitted to MRTD by the Construction Supervision Consultant in 2019.
Geographical Location Nation-wide, Mongolia
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects Environment (category B). The project was classified as a Category B in February 2019, undertaken by the ADB requiring an Initial Environmental Examination (IEE). The Environmental Management Plan (EMP) was developed as a part of the IEE in February 2019. The PIU has an environmental safeguard and social development officer since 4 October 2021. As required by the 'Regulation on preparing, reviewing and approving environmental management plan each contractor of three active construction lots (CW 1-2, CW1-4, CW1-5) prepared annual environmental management plan for the 2022 construction season. Following requirements stated in the Project Administration Manual and as per the instructions given by the Committee on improving, monitoring and evaluation of the implementation of the Ulaanbaatar-Darkhan Road Construction on 12th April 2022 meeting, the citizens council of the 4 soums, including Bornuur (Tuv), Baynachandmani (Tuv), Bayangol (Selenge) and Khongor (Darkhan-Uul) selected 4 people to undertake the role of Local outreach officer. A complaint was filed to ADB's Complaint Receiving Officer (CRO) by Dugan Khad Travel LLC (DKTL) on 31 March 2022. Later the first complainant provided the contact information for another complainant on 6 May 2022, It was forwarded by the CRO to the ADB's Office of the Special Project Facilitator (OSPF) on 27 May 2022. OSPF fielded a mission in May-June 2022 to initiate assessment and meet with complainants. On 23 June 2022, after engagement with complainants and all stakeholders, OSPF declared the complaints as ineligible for the problem-solving process at that time, since efforts to resolve the issues were still ongoing within the operations department. The primary complainant, DKTL, re-submitted its complaint to ADB Accountability Mechanism on 19 April 2023 noting a lack of response and resolution to the earlier complaint; the complainant confirmed selection of the CRP function to CRO on 28 April 2023. On 6 May 2023, the second complainant through a representative, also confirmed selection of the CRP function. The complaints were forwarded to CRP on 8 May 2023. The CRP team investigated the complaint and determined that the complaint does not meet the requirements for eligibility, and released its report on 4 August 2023.
Involuntary Resettlement Involuntary resettlement (category B). For output 2, a due diligence report has been prepared, confirming that there are no land acquisition or resettlement impacts as all the related works are limited to the existing ROW. All construction related impacts will be mitigated by the contractor. A resettlement framework is prepared in accordance with the SPS 2009 and national laws and regulations to guide the preparation of resettlement plans and to ensure project impacts remain within category B if not C. The resettlement framework was posted on the ADB website on 9 June 2017. The MRTD is committed to implement the resettlement framework and prepare resettlement plan, when required. The GRM has been agreed with the MRTD and is included in the social development and gender action plan (SDGAP) and resettlement framework.
Indigenous Peoples Indigenous peoples (category C). Based on due diligence, there are no ethnic minorities affected by the project. The three project aimags do not include any separate ethnic minority within the definition of the SPS 2009.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design The consultation and participation strategy will ensure timely information to the project affected communities and all relevant agencies. Consultation and participation will include organizing public meetings and focus groups with affected communities.
During Project Implementation The executing agency and the implementing agency, with support of the Project implementation unit, consulting team, undertakes consultations with key stakeholders.
Responsible ADB Officer Enkh-Ulzii Bayarsaikhan
Responsible ADB Department Sectors Group
Responsible ADB Division Transport Sector Office (SG-TRA)
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Road and Transport Development of Mongolia
Timetable
Concept Clearance 19 Dec 2014
Fact Finding 01 May 2017 to 09 May 2017
MRM 07 Jul 2017
Approval 29 Jun 2018
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 28 Sep 2023

Grant 0644-MON

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
20 May 2019 02 Oct 2019 05 Nov 2019 30 Sep 2026 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 1.50 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 18 Apr 2024 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 1.50 18 Apr 2024 0.00 0.00 0%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating Partly satisfactory Partly satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory

Loan 3679-MON

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
29 Jun 2018 23 Jul 2018 21 Aug 2018 30 Jun 2026 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 60.60 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 60.00 18 Apr 2024 55.39 0.00 92%
Counterpart 0.60 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 18 Apr 2024 51.45 0.00 86%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating Partly satisfactory Partly satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory

Loan 3786-MON

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
20 May 2019 02 Oct 2019 05 Nov 2019 30 Sep 2026 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 59.10 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 58.50 18 Apr 2024 50.46 0.00 86%
Counterpart 0.60 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 18 Apr 2024 42.59 0.00 73%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating Partly satisfactory Partly satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory

TA 9544-MON

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
29 Jun 2018 01 Aug 2018 01 Aug 2018 31 Jan 2021 31 Jul 2021 29 Nov 2021
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
700,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 700,000.00 18 Apr 2024 598,858.61
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating Partly satisfactory Partly satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory

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Title Document Type Document Date
Regional Road Development and Maintenance Project: Procurement Plan Procurement Plans Nov 2023
Regional Road Development and Maintenance Project: Executing Agency Progress Report (January-June 2023) Executing Agency Progress Reports Sep 2023
Regional Road Development and Maintenance Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (January-December 2022) Audited Project Financial Statements Jul 2023
Regional Road Development and Maintenance Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (January-December 2021) Audited Project Financial Statements Jun 2022
Regional Road Development and Maintenance Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (January-December 2020) Audited Project Financial Statements Jun 2021
Regional Road Development and Maintenance Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (January-December 2019) Audited Project Financial Statements Jun 2020
Regional Road Development and Maintenance Project: Project Administration Manual Project/Program Administration Manual May 2020
Grant Agreement (Externally Financed) for Grant 0644-MON: Regional Road Development and Maintenance Project (Additional Financing) Grant Agreement Oct 2019
Loan Agreement (Ordinary Operations) for Loan 3786-MON: Regional Road Development and Maintenance Project (Additional Financing) Loan Agreement (Ordinary Resources) Oct 2019
Regional Road Development and Maintenance Project (Additional Financing): Procurement Plan Procurement Plans May 2019
Regional Road Development and Maintenance Project (Additional Financing): Gender Action Plan Gender Action Plans Apr 2019
Regional Road Development and Maintenance Project (Additional Financing): Project Administration Manual Project/Program Administration Manual Apr 2019
Regional Road Development and Maintenance Project (Additional Financing): Report and Recommendation of the President Reports and Recommendations of the President Apr 2019
Loan Agreement (Ordinary Operations) for Loan 3679-MON: Regional Road Development and Maintenance Project Loan Agreement (Ordinary Resources) Jul 2018
Regional Road Development and Maintenance Project: Gender Action Plan Gender Action Plans Jun 2018
Regional Road Development and Maintenance Project: Project Administration Manual Project/Program Administration Manual Jun 2018
Regional Road Development and Maintenance Project: Technical Assistance Report Technical Assistance Reports Jun 2018
Regional Road Development and Maintenance Project: Report and Recommendation of the President Reports and Recommendations of the President Jun 2018
Бүс нутгийн авто замыг хөгжүүлэх, засвар арчлалтын төсөл: Төслийн МэдээллийнТайлан Translated PDS Mar 2017

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
Regional Road Development and Maintenance Project: Social Development Action Plan Monitoring Report (January-December 2023) Social Monitoring Reports Feb 2024
Regional Road Development and Maintenance Project (Additional Financing): Environmental Monitoring Report (January-December 2023) Environmental Monitoring Reports Dec 2023
Regional Road Development and Maintenance Project (Additional Financing): Environmental Monitoring Report (January-July 2023) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2023
Regional Road Development and Maintenance Project: Social Development Action Plan Monitoring Report (January-July 2023) Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2023
Regional Road Development and Maintenance Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-December 2022) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2023
Regional Road Development and Maintenance Project: Social Development and Gender Action Plan Monitoring Report (June 2019-December 2022) Social Monitoring Reports Dec 2022
Regional Road Development and Maintenance Project (Additional Financing): Environmental Monitoring Report (January-July 2022) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2022
Regional Road Development and Maintenance Project: Resettlement Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Mar 2022
Regional Road Development and Maintenance Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (June 2019-December 2020) Environmental Monitoring Reports Feb 2022
Regional Road Development and Maintenance Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-December 2021) Environmental Monitoring Reports Dec 2020
Regional Road Development and Maintenance Project —Additional Financing: Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Feb 2019
Regional Road Development and Maintenance Project: Initial Environmental Examination (May 2018) Initial Environmental Examination May 2018
Regional Road Development and Maintenance Project: Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Jun 2017
Regional Road Development and Maintenance Project: Draft Resettlement Framework Resettlement Frameworks May 2017

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

None currently available.


Related Publications

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Regional Road Development and Maintenance Project Individual - Consulting Closed
3679 MON: Regional Road Development and Maintenance Project (CW1-2 & CW1-4) Invitation for Bids Closed
3679-MON: Regional Road Development and Maintenance Project (DA1) Invitation for Bids Closed
3786-MON: Regional Road Development and Maintenance Project-Additional Financing (UAI) Invitation for Bids Closed
L3679-MON: Regional Road Development and Maintenance Project Invitation for Bids Closed
L3679-MON: Regional Road Development and Maintenance Project and 3786-MON: Regional Road Development and Maintenance Project-Additional Financing Invitation for Bids Closed
L3679-MON: Regional Road Development and Maintenance Project (Phase 1) and P48186-MON: Regional Road Development and Maintenance Project-Additional Financing (Phase 2) [ZTHYa/201902104] Invitation for Bids Closed
Construction Supervision Consulting Services Firm - Consulting Closed
Road Fund and Expressway Operation and Maintenance Individual - Consulting Closed
National Coordinator Individual - Consulting Closed
Policy advice and capacity building on road maintenance and asset management Firm - Consulting Closed

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor | Address Executing Agency Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
CW1-2: CW1-2: 45.5 km Road Section from North of Khar Modot Pass to Urikhan Loan 3679 06 Dec 2021 Arj Capital LLC | 5th Floor, M plaza, Sambuu Street, 5 Khoroo, Chingeltei District Ministry of Road and Transport Development 18,276,407.00 3,192,380.93
CW1-4: 45.08 km Road Section from Sumber Intersection to Tsaidam Valley Loan 3679 06 Dec 2021 China Geo-Engineering Corporation | BUILDING 2, YARD 92, XIANGXHAN SOUTH, ROAD HAIDIAN DISTRICT, BEIJING, CHINA Ministry of Road and Transport Development 14,885,747.62 14,885,747.62
CW1-2: 45.5 km Road Section from North of Khar Modot Pass to Urikhan Loan 3786 06 Dec 2021 Arj Capital LLC | 5th floor, M plaza, Sambuu Street, 5th Khoroo, Chingeltei district, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia Ministry of Road and Transport Development 18,276,407.00 15,084,026.07
PACKAGE UA1:KHUITEN VALLEY TO ARVAIKHEER ROAD (57. 56 KM) REHABILITATION AND PERFORMANCE BASED MAINTE NANCE WORK Loan 3786 08 Apr 2021 HKB INTERNATIONAL HOLDING LLC | ULAANBAATAR CITY, KHAN UUL DISTRICT CHINGGIS AVENUE TEL:9761135261 MONGOLIA Ministry of Road and Transport Development 13,978,999.00 13,978,999.00
SIGNED CONTRACT FOR CW1-5, RECONSTRUCTION OF ROUTE ULAANBAATAR-DARKHAN ROAD:30.53KM ROAD SECTION FRO M TSAIDAM VALLEY TO DARKHAN ROUNDABOUT Loan 3786 03 Feb 2020 CHINA GEO-ENGINEERING CORPORATION | DAN DISTRICT, BEIJING, PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF Ministry of Road and Transport Development 9,834,336.56 6,232,186.98
SIGNED CONTRACT FOR CW1-3 RECONSTRUCTION OF ROUTE ULAANBAATAR-DARKHAN ROAD:45.74KM ROAD SECTION FROM URIKHAN TO SUMBER INTERSECTION Loan 3786 03 Feb 2020 GUIZHOU HIGHWAY ENGINEERING GROUP CO. LTD | YANG,PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF Ministry of Road and Transport Development 14,491,347.09 8,985,665.60
SIGNED CONTRACT FOR CW1-3 RECONSTRUCTION OF ROUTE ULAANBAATAR-DARKHAN ROAD: 45.74 KM ROAD SECTION FROM URIKHAN TO SUMBER INTERSECTION Loan 3679 25 Jun 2019 GUIZHOU HIGHWAY ENGINEERING GROUP CO. LTD. | SANQIAO, GUIYANG CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF Ministry of Road and Transport Development 14,491,347.09 2,898,269.42
SIGNED CONTRACT FOR CW1-2, RECONSTRUCTION OF ROUTE ULAANBAATAR-DARKHAN ROAD:45.5 KM ROAD SECTION FROM NORTH OF KHAR MODO PASS TO URIKHAN Loan 3679 25 Jun 2019 CHINA STATE CONSTRUCTION XINJIANG | 239 QINGNIAN ROAD, TIANSHAN DISTRICT URUMQI CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF Ministry of Road and Transport Development 13,777,743.90 13,777,743.90
SIGNED CONTRACT FOR CW1-1, RECONSTRUCTION OF ROUTE ULANBAATAR-DARKHAN ROAD:37.26 KM ROAD SECTION FROM DEPARTING WEST PROVINCE TO NORTH KHAR MODOT PASS Loan 3679 25 Jun 2019 HEILONGJIANG JINYI ROAD AND BRIDGE CO. LTD. | XIANGFAND DISTRICT, HARBIN CITY, CHINA CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF Ministry of Road and Transport Development 13,064,749.90 13,064,749.90
SIGNED CONTRACT FOR CW1-4, RECONSTRUCTION OF ROUTE ULAANBAATAR-DARKHAN ROAD: 45.08 KM ROAD SECTION FROM SUMBER INTERSECTION TO TSAIDAM VALLEY Loan 3679 25 Jun 2019 CHINA STATE CONSTRUCTION XINJIANG | 239 QINGNIAN ROAD, TIANSHAN DISTRICT URUMQI CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF Ministry of Road and Transport Development 11,710,750.58 11,710,750.58
SIGNED CONTRACT FOR CONSTRUCTION SUPERVISION CONSULTING SERVICES Loan 3679 10 Jun 2019 INTERCONTINENTAL CONSULTANTS & TECHNOCRATS | A-8,GREEN PARK,NEW DELHI- 1100016 INDIA INDIA Ministry of Road and Transport Development 4,350,550.00 4,350,550.00
Capacity Development Technical Assistance 9544 25 Mar 2019 ROUGHTON INTERNATIONAL LIMITED, UK (UNITED KINGDOM) in association with Training & Technology Transfer Ltd. (NEW ZEALAND) | A2 Omega Park, Electron Way Chandlers Fo Hampshire SO534SE United Kingdom CP: RICHARD WOTTON/[email protected] Ministry of Road and Transport Development 500,000.00

Procurement Plan