Mongolia: Preparing Regional Cooperation and Integration Projects

Sovereign Project | 51412-001

The transaction technical assistance (TA) facility will provide project preparation support and capacity building for two ensuing projects in Mongolia on Developing Economic Cooperation Zone and Regional Improvement of Border Services (Additional Financing). The ensuing projects will support Mongolia's trade and economic objectives with a focus on developing the country's strategic border areas.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Lazaro, Dorothea
    East Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    Mongolia
  • Sector
    • Industry and trade
Project Name Preparing Regional Cooperation and Integration Projects
Project Number 51412-001
Country / Economy Mongolia
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9679-MON: Preparing Regional Cooperation and Integration Projects
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 750,000.00
TA 9679-MON: Preparing Regional Cooperation and Integration Projects (Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 50,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Industry and trade / Industry and trade sector development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The transaction technical assistance (TA) facility will provide project preparation support and capacity building for two ensuing projects in Mongolia on Developing Economic Cooperation Zone and Regional Improvement of Border Services (Additional Financing). The ensuing projects will support Mongolia's trade and economic objectives with a focus on developing the country's strategic border areas.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Nation-wide
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design A reconnaissance mission was held in May 2018 which conducted consultations with relevant public stakeholders and filed visits on the project site.
During Project Implementation

A working group was established by the Deputy Prime Minister's Office to support the implementation of the TRTA in December 2018.

ADB and consultants engaged under the TRTA to support project preparation conducted a series of consultations in May, October and December 2019, with the proposed executing and implementing agencies, other relevant agencies proposed to be part of the project steering committee for the ensuing project as well as with the private sector representatives and local community.

A consulting firm was engaged in June 2020 to support the development of a masterplan for the Zamyn-Uud Free Zone. The consulting firm is in consultation with EA/IAs and other stakeholders, incorporate stakeholders' inputs in a revised Masterplan, and comply with the domestic procedure for the legal approval of the Zamyn-Uud free zone. The contract of the consulting firm was extended to 31 May 2021 at no additional cost. The extension will allow the firm to engage in more consultations with the executing agency and other stakeholders, which was delayed due to difficulty of organizing meetings and stakeholders' consultations due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, the appointment of a new focal person from MCUD (IA1), who requested more time to review the documents, and some conflicting actions and stand of the former management of the ZUFZ (IA2) on some aspects of the masterplan. The ODPM (EA) is expected to issue a government resolution to formalize the legal and domestic process of masterplan approval. The new masterplan is expected to be endorsed by the government in October 2021.

Under the TA, a series of knowledge sessions for Mongolia''s public and private stakeholders was organized between March to April 2021. Session topics include role of special economic zones (SEZs) in economic development, international best practices and practical experiences in SEZs, water-saving technology in SEZs, and options for public-private partnership in zone operations. ADB and international experts shared lessons and international best practices.

Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The TA will engage individual and/or firm through QCBS (80:20) international and national consultants for a total of 43 person-months for preparation of the ensuing projects. The consultants will undertake work in the areas of environment, climate change, social safeguards, social development and gender assessment, economic analyses, financial management, procurement, border, civil engineering and urban infrastructure, regional cooperation and integrated trade facilitation, business development strategy, market survey, blockchain architecture and artificial intelligence, and institutional development. Same set of consultants will be engaged in some items.
Responsible ADB Officer Lazaro, Dorothea
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Public Mgt, Financial Sector and Regional Coop Division, EARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Finance (formerly Ministry of Finance and Economy)
S.Danzangiin Gudamj 5/1, Zasgiin Gazriin
II Bair, Ulaanbaatar 15160 Mongolia
Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, Mongolia
Government Palace, Chinggis Khan Square, Ulaanbaatar-12, Mongolia
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 07 Dec 2018
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 29 Sep 2021

TA 9679-MON

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
07 Dec 2018 29 Dec 2018 29 Dec 2018 31 Oct 2021 30 Apr 2022 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
800,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 800,000.00 01 Apr 2022 715,084.75

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Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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Related Publications

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Developing Economic Cooperation Zone Legal Advisor Individual - Consulting Closed 11 May 2021 20 May 2021
Institutional Development and Border Coordination Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 05 Feb 2021 11 Feb 2021
Procurement Specialist (National) Individual - Consulting Closed 12 Jan 2021 18 Jan 2021
Zamyn-Uud Masterplan Firm - Consulting Closed 21 Mar 2020 04 Apr 2020
Preparing Regional Cooperation and Integration Projects - National Procurement Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 03 Sep 2019 09 Sep 2019
National Regional Cooperation and Economic Zone Specialist/Deputy Team Leader/Economist Individual - Consulting Closed 06 Jun 2019 12 Jun 2019
National Procurement Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 06 Jun 2019 12 Jun 2019
National Urban Planning and Border Infrastructure Specialist - CBEZ Project Individual - Consulting Closed 29 May 2019 02 Jun 2019
National Economist - CBEZ Project Individual - Consulting Closed 21 May 2019 27 May 2019
National Water Supply and Sanitation Engineer - CBEZ Project Individual - Consulting Closed 20 May 2019 22 May 2019
International Water Supply and Sanitation Engineer - CBEZ Project Individual - Consulting Closed 13 May 2019 15 May 2019
National Environment Specialist- CBEZ Project (National) Individual - Consulting Closed 10 May 2019 14 May 2019
International Economist- CBEZ Project Individual - Consulting Closed 09 May 2019 11 May 2019
International Institutional Development Specialist - CBEZ Project Individual - Consulting Closed 07 May 2019 13 May 2019
International Urban Planning and Border Infrastructure Specialist- CBEZ Project Individual - Consulting Closed 07 May 2019 13 May 2019
National Financial Management Specialist- CBEZ Project Individual - Consulting Closed 30 Apr 2019 06 May 2019
National Institutional Development Specialist - CBEZ Project Individual - Consulting Closed 30 Apr 2019 06 May 2019
National Regional Cooperation and Economic Zone Specialist/Dep Team Leader - CBEZ Project Individual - Consulting Closed 29 Apr 2019 05 May 2019
International Financial Management Specialist - CBEZ Project Individual - Consulting Closed 11 Apr 2019 17 Apr 2019
International Regional Cooperation and Economic Zone Specialist/Team Leader - CBEZ Project Individual - Consulting Closed 11 Apr 2019 17 Apr 2019
International Social Safeguard Specialist - CBEZ Project Individual - Consulting Closed 11 Apr 2019 17 Apr 2019
National Social Development and Gender Specialist -CBEZ Project Individual - Consulting Closed 11 Apr 2019 17 Apr 2019
International Market Survey Specialist - CBEZ Project Individual - Consulting Closed 11 Apr 2019 17 Apr 2019
International Environmental Specialist - CBEZ Project Individual - Consulting Closed 11 Apr 2019 17 Apr 2019
International Business Development Strategy Specialist - CBEZ Project Individual - Consulting Closed 11 Apr 2019 17 Apr 2019
International Social Safeguards Specialist - RIBS Aditional Financing Individual - Consulting Closed 30 Mar 2019 05 Apr 2019
National Social Development and Gender Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 27 Feb 2019 05 Mar 2019
International Financial Management Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 26 Feb 2019 04 Mar 2019
International Economist Individual - Consulting Closed 26 Feb 2019 04 Mar 2019
International Environment and Climate Change Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 26 Feb 2019 04 Mar 2019
National Financial Management Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 26 Feb 2019 04 Mar 2019
National Economist Individual - Consulting Closed 26 Feb 2019 04 Mar 2019
National Environmental Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 26 Feb 2019 04 Mar 2019
National Social Safeguards Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 16 Jan 2019 22 Jan 2019

Contracts Awarded

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Procurement Plan

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