Mongolia: Sustainable Tourism Development Project (Phase 2)

Sovereign Project | 51422-001

The project will have four outputs: (i) inclusive planning and capacity for local tourism businesses enhanced; (ii) enabling infrastructure for tourism constructed; and (iii) sanitation and waste management improved; and (iv) management of cultural heritage sites and protected areas strengthened. These outputs will result in the following outcome: sustainability and inclusiveness of ecotourism in western Mongolia is increased. The project will be aligned with the following impact: sustainable tourism development in Mongolia is improved and diversified.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Bezuijen, Mark R.
    East Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Country
    Mongolia
  • Sector
    • Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
Project Name Sustainable Tourism Development Project (Phase 2)
Project Number 51422-001
Country Mongolia
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9988-MON: Sustainable Tourism Development Project (Phase 2)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 800,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Rural sanitation - Rural solid waste management - Water-based natural resources management

Industry and trade / Trade and services

Transport / Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The project will have four outputs: (i) inclusive planning and capacity for local tourism businesses enhanced; (ii) enabling infrastructure for tourism constructed; and (iii) sanitation and waste management improved; and (iv) management of cultural heritage sites and protected areas strengthened. These outputs will result in the following outcome: sustainability and inclusiveness of ecotourism in western Mongolia is increased. The project will be aligned with the following impact: sustainable tourism development in Mongolia is improved and diversified.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Prior to the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), tourism was the largest and fastest growing sector of the global economy. Ecotourism, a major subsector, has comprised up to 20% of global tourism and is a key contributor to rural income and the financing of protected areas in many countries. Mongolia has a small but growing tourism sector. In 2017, tourism comprised 11.4% of Mongolia's gross domestic product (GDP), generating $1.2 billion, 10.4% of total employment, and 121,500 jobs. By 2028, tourism was forecast to comprise 11.0% ($2.1 billion) of GDP and provide 149,000 jobs, and international visitor arrivals (471,239 in 2017) were forecast to increase to 1 million. Long-term projections of the impact of COVID-19 to Mongolia's tourism sector are not yet available, but for 2020, a decline in tourism revenue of $101 million to $208 million is projected. Developing the tourism sector was, and continues to be, a high national priority to diversify the economy and create jobs: as the immediate impacts of COVID-19 recede and short-term relief efforts are completed, the need for longer-term projects to support the sector, combined with strengthening resilience to the risk of future disease outbreaks, has become even higher. Government plans to develop tourism focus on ecotourism in protected areas and cultural heritage.
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
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Over 300 households in 13 soums (districts) of 3 aimags (provinces) of Bayan-Ulgii, Khovd, and Uvs Aimags have been consulted as part of project preparation, as well as aimag and soum government agencies, 3 Public Private Dialogue Councils (one per aimag), and civil society organizations and development agencies involved in conservation and/or community-based tourism in western Mongolia.
During Project Implementation A project consultation and participation plan, and stakeholder communication strategy, are under preparation, and will ensure that consultation is maintained throughout implementation.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services A consulting firm will be recruited using the quality- and cost-based selection method, using a quality cost ratio of 90:10 and simplified technical proposal according to the Asian Development Bank's (ADB) Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time and Procurement Regulations for ADB Borrowers (2017, as amended from time to time).
Procurement There will be small shopping packages for office equipment. Procurement will follow the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and the Procurement Regulations for ADB Borrowers (2017, as amended from time to time).
Responsible ADB Officer Bezuijen, Mark R.
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, EARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Environment and Tourism
Government Building II, United Nation's
Street 5/2, Chingeltei District,
Ulaanbaatar 15160, Mongolia
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 08 Jun 2020
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 27 Sep 2021

TA 9988-MON

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
08 Jun 2020 30 Jul 2020 30 Jul 2020 30 Apr 2021 31 Jul 2021 -
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 18 Oct 2021 770,102.55

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Transaction technical assistance consultant team Firm - Consulting Closed 16 May 2020 05 Jun 2020

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor | Address Executing Agency Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
Project Preparatory Technical Assistance 9988 07 Sep 2020 NAREE International Limited(HONG KONG, CHINA) in association with HIDRIA Ciencia ambiente y desarrollo S.L.(SPAIN) | Room A, 29/F, United Centre, 95 Queenswa Admiralty Hongkong, Hong Kong, China Ministry of Environment and Tourism 779,000.00

Procurement Plan

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