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Mongolia: Development of Road Safety Policy and Action Plan

Sovereign (Public) Project | 49139-001 Status: Closed

The Government of Mongolia has requested the ADB to finance TA for Development of Road Safety Policy and Action Plan. The main objective of the TA is to improve road safety management and operations to enhance quality of life and to support sustainable socioeconomic development in Mongolia. The TA is included in the Mongolia Country Operation Business Plan 2015. The TA will support planned and ongoing loan projects in Mongolia by intensifying road safety improvement and may generate road safety lending projects in the future.

Project Details

Project Officer
Rebecca Stapleton East Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Mongolia
Modality
  • Technical Assistance
Sector
  • Transport
 
Project Name Development of Road Safety Policy and Action Plan
Project Number 49139-001
Country Mongolia
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9137-MON: Development of Road Safety Policy and Action Plan
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Transport / Transport policies and institutional development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The Government of Mongolia has requested the ADB to finance TA for Development of Road Safety Policy and Action Plan. The main objective of the TA is to improve road safety management and operations to enhance quality of life and to support sustainable socioeconomic development in Mongolia. The TA is included in the Mongolia Country Operation Business Plan 2015. The TA will support planned and ongoing loan projects in Mongolia by intensifying road safety improvement and may generate road safety lending projects in the future.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Due to limited economic diversification, Mongolia's economic growth is highly dependent on the mining sector. This growth, however, is narrowly based and could falter partly because of infrastructure constraints. Mongolia will need to boost its competitiveness if the growth process is to be more inclusive and sustainable. Mongolia's competitiveness suffers from infrastructure that is absent in many places and rapidly deteriorating in others. The roads to the borders are incomplete and badly maintained, as are the logistics and customs facilities. Poor infrastructure and weak trade systems lead to costly transport, complex logistics, and long transit times.

Massive transport investments are needed to support economic competitiveness of all sectors. The development challenges to overcome in the transport sector include: (i) reducing transport and logistics costs for trade, thereby fostering regional integration; (ii) enhancing transport efficiency and safety; (iii) promoting urban efficiency through improved urban transport infrastructure and services; (iv) developing cost-effective solutions to enhance rural accessibility; and (v) improving sector institutional, financial management, and human capacity, notably to ensure asset sustainability.

As the infrastructure improves, road safety is becoming a challenging issue that requires national level policy and immediate actions. Road accidents are estimated to cost 2.5%-5% of gross domestic production in developing countries. These costs directly affect quality of life for road users and their families and negatively affect the efficiency of the transport sector's performance.

Road Safety in Mongolia. While economic growth has improved the economic quality of life and helped reduce the poverty rate, a rapid increase of mobility and the motorization rate without a proper road safety management framework and enforcement is creating a huge concern on road safety. According to the latest National Traffic Police of Mongolia data published in 2015, deaths caused by traffic crashes in Mongolia reached 503 in 2014, above the world average.

International and ADB Initiatives. The United Nations General Assembly recognized road safety as an urgent global health issue and adopted the Decade of Action for Road Safety commencing in 2011. Recognizing the extent of the road safety problem in developing countries, and the great potential for supporting interventions to alleviate this problem, Asian Development Bank (ADB) and other multilateral development banks (MDBs) have (i) committed to establish a Shared Approach to Managing Road Safety in support of achieving the goal of the Decade of Action; (ii) established a working group on road safety to share best practices, coordinate efforts, and establish partnerships to road safety work; and (iii) started to explore ways of attracting additional dedicated financing for road safety. More recently, the 14th Ministerial Conference on Central Asia Region Economic Cooperation (CAREC) ministers endorsed commitment to road safety in CAREC Region on 25 September 2015 in full support of the UN Decade of Action's target to reduce the number of fatalities on roads by 2020.

ADB has established the Sustainable Transport Initiative (STI) Operational Plan in 2010 to align its transport operations with Strategy 2020. The STI Operational Plan in 2010 identifies road safety as one of the priority area to be mainstreamed and scaled up in ADB's future transport operation. To guide ADB's work on mainstreaming road safety, ADB approved its Road Safety Action Plan in 2012.

Impact Road accident casualties in Mongolia reduced by 50% by 2020.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome National Road Safety Policy and Action Plans presented to the government
Progress Toward Outcome The TA final report, white paper, road safety policy and road safety action plan are now disclosed in ADB website.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Mongolia Road Safety White Paper prepared

National road safety policy and road safety action plans prepared

Road safety management capacity improved

IT-based crash database and crash investigation application developed and deployed

Knowledge products prepared

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

(1) The White Paper is completed and submitted together with the Final Report in Sep 2018.

(2) The Road Safety Policy and Road Safety Action Plans have been prepared and submitted together with the Final Report.

(3) Five priority areas for training have been identified: road safety-analysis and engineering, health, education, police, and vocational/professional drivers. Training materials have been prepared.

(4) The application-based crash database and tablets were handed over to the National Traffic Police in Jun 2018 and a static IP was established for the server so the database can be used in the field.

(5) The knowledge products have been prepared and submitted with the Final Report.

Geographical Location Nation-wide
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design The proposed TA has been identified, conceptualized and prepared through direct discussions with Ministry of Road and Transportation, Ulaanbaatar Municipal Government and the National Police.
During Project Implementation The TA will be jointly monitored by: (i) the project officer assigned to the project within the East Asia Transport division of ADB; and (ii) the officer in ADB's Mongolia Resident Mission. Evaluation will be conducted for national policy and action plans preparation during the TA implementation period. After the TA completion, progress on implementation will be supported through TA 9579.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The TA will be implemented from Oct 2016 to Sep 2018. The specialists recruited under the international consulting firm include: (i) Road Safety Policy Specialist; (ii) Road Traffic Crash Analysis and Remedial Measures Specialist; (iii) Road Crash Database Design and System Specialist; (iv) Database and ICT System Specialist; and (v) Road Safety Education and Awareness Campaign Specialist. National individual consultants were recruited to provide assistance to the international consulting firm.
Procurement All procurement under the TA will be carried out in accordance with its Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2015, as amended from time to time). All equipment will be turned over to the executing agency on completion of TA activities.
Responsible ADB Officer Rebecca Stapleton
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division EASI
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Road and Transport Development of Mongolia
11 Chinggis Avenue 11, Sukhbaatar District
Ulaanbaatar 14251 Mongolia
Timetable
Concept Clearance 14 Oct 2015
Fact Finding 21 Sep 2015 to 22 Sep 2015
MRM -
Approval 19 Jul 2016
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 27 Mar 2019

TA 9137-MON

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
19 Jul 2016 21 Oct 2016 21 Oct 2016 14 Oct 2017 31 Dec 2018 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 19 Jul 2016 988,104.44

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Database and Information and Communication Technology System Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 11 Oct 2017 17 Oct 2017
Road Safety Education and Awareness Campaign Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 04 Oct 2017 10 Oct 2017
Road Traffic Crash Analysis and Remedial Measures Individual - Consulting Closed 29 Sep 2017 05 Oct 2017
Deputy Project Coordinator Individual - Consulting Closed 13 Sep 2017 19 Sep 2017
Road Safety Policy and Deputy Team Leader Individual - Consulting Closed 08 Aug 2017 14 Aug 2017

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor Contractor Address Executing Agency Contract Description Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
Policy and Advisory Technical Assistance 9137 27 Mar 2017 Consia Consultants (United Kingdom) Skelbaekgade 4, 6.Th Dk-1717 Copenhagen V Denmark Ministry of Road and Transportation 776,000.00

Procurement Plan

None currently available.