Mongolia : Ulaanbaatar Air Quality Improvement Program – Phase 2

Sovereign Project | 53028-001

Project Name Ulaanbaatar Air Quality Improvement Program – Phase 2
Project Number 53028-001
Country / Economy Mongolia
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3880-MON: Ulaanbaatar Air Quality Improvement Program " Phase 2
Ordinary capital resources US$ 160.00 million
TA 9888-MON: Supporting the Ulaanbaatar Air Quality Improvement Program " Phase 2
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 750,000.00
Operational Priorities OP1: Addressing remaining poverty and reducing inequalities
OP2: Accelerating progress in gender equality
OP3: Tackling climate change, building climate and disaster resilience, and enhancing environmental sustainability
OP4: Making cities more livable
OP5: Promoting rural development and food security
OP6: Strengthening governance and institutional capacity
OP7: Fostering regional cooperation and integration
Sector / Subsector

Energy / Energy sector development and institutional reform

Health / Disease control of communicable disease

Public sector management / Public administration

Transport / Transport policies and institutional development

Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Urban policy, institutional and capacity development

Gender Effective gender mainstreaming
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Urban air pollution reduced.

Public health and living standards improved.

Project Outcome
Description of Outcome

Air quality in Ulaanbaatar improved.

Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

IAP efficiency and air pollution control regulatory framework improved.

Key measures on air pollution reduction and health protection implemented.

Mechanisms for environmentally sound and integrated urban and energy systems implemented.

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






For the attached TA, the completion date was extended to 31 March 2022 to provide sufficient time for the completion of TA activities.


Geographical Location Ulaanbaatar
Safeguard Categories
Environment C
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Two international specialists will be engaged for a total of 4.0 person-months (pm) and three national specialists will be engaged for a total of 10.0 person-months. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will engage individual consultants in accordance with ADB Procurement Policy and Procurement Regulations for ADB Borrowers (2017, as amended from time to time). The consultants will work under ADB's supervision and in close coordination with the program's implementing agencies under executing agency supervision.
Procurement ADB will engage the consultants following the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and its associated project administration instructions and/or staff instructions. ADB will also engage resource persons during the implementation period.
Responsible ADB Officer Cardascia, Silvia
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, EARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Finance (formerly Ministry of Finance and Economy)
Concept Clearance 21 Aug 2019
Fact Finding 09 Sep 2019 to 10 Sep 2019
MRM 24 Oct 2019
Approval 05 Dec 2019
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 29 Sep 2021

Loan 3880-MON

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
05 Dec 2019 13 Dec 2019 20 Dec 2019 30 Sep 2020 31 Dec 2020 22 Dec 2020
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 160.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 160.00 26 Jan 2023 160.00 0.00 100%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 26 Jan 2023 160.00 0.00 100%

TA 9888-MON

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
05 Dec 2019 28 Dec 2019 28 Dec 2019 30 Sep 2021 31 May 2022 31 Aug 2022
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
750,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 750,000.00 26 Jan 2023 649,542.82

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Title Document Type Document Date
Mongolia: Ulaanbaatar Air Quality Improvement Program and Ulaanbaatar Air Quality Improvement Program – Phase 2 Validations of Project Completion Reports Aug 2022

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Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
National Coordinator Individual - Consulting Closed
Gender and Community Engagement Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Energy and Heat Planning Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Indoor Air Pollution Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Green Planning Policy and Buidling Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed

Contracts Awarded

No contracts awarded for this project were found

Procurement Plan

None currently available.