Regional : Preparing and Improving Capacities for Sustainable Cross Border Operations and Regional Public Goods

Sovereign Project | 55044-001

The technical assistance facility will have three components. The first output is to ensure that projects prepared through the facility are robustly designed, viable, and design-ready at approval. The second output will support the timely and effective implementation and long-term sustainability of the results of these projects. The third output will strengthen the coordination between the People's Republic of China (PRC) and Mongolia to deliver stronger regional cooperation project outcomes and promote regional public goods.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Wang, Lan
    East Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    Regional
  • Sector
    • Industry and trade
Project Name
Preparing and Improving Capacities for Sustainable Cross Border Operations and Regional Public Goods
Project Number
55044-001
Country / Economy
  • Regional
  • Mongolia
  • China, People's Republic of
Project Status
Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance
  • Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 6812-REG: Preparing and Improving Capacities for Sustainable Cross Border Operations and Regional Public Goods
Source Amount
Regional Cooperation and Integration Fund US$ 800,000.00
People's Republic of China Poverty Reduction and Regional Cooperation Fund US$ 800,000.00
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 200,000.00
TA 6812-REG: Preparing and Improving Capacities for Sustainable Cross Border Operations and Regional Public Goods (Supplementary)
Source Amount
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 500,000.00
Operational Priorities
  • OP1: Addressing remaining poverty and reducing inequalities
  • OP2: Accelerating progress in gender equality
  • OP6: Strengthening governance and institutional capacity
  • OP7: Fostering regional cooperation and integration
Sector / Subsector
  • Industry and trade / Small and medium enterprise development - Trade and services

Gender
Some gender elements
Description
The technical assistance facility will have three components. The first output is to ensure that projects prepared through the facility are robustly designed, viable, and design-ready at approval. The second output will support the timely and effective implementation and long-term sustainability of the results of these projects. The third output will strengthen the coordination between the People's Republic of China (PRC) and Mongolia to deliver stronger regional cooperation project outcomes and promote regional public goods.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
The cross-border cooperation between the PRC and Mongolia still faces several constraints. First, limited transport connectivity and continued disparity of customs inspection, sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) services clearance processes at key bordercrossing points are constraining Mongolia's international trade potential and the development of its remote borders. Second, better coordination is required between Mongolia and the PRC to strengthen institutional capacities to address cross-sectoral constraints. Third, project design and implementation approaches by the line agencies for ADB project in Mongolia and the PRC need to be strengthened and streamlined. The TA facility will provide project preparation, implementation, and capacity building support for ensuing and ongoing regional cooperation and integration (RCI) projects in Mongolia and an approved multitranche financing facility (MFF) in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region (IMAR) of the People's Republic of China (PRC). These RCI projects will strengthen the coordination between the two neighboring countries in addressing the cross-border development challenges, especially in tackling cross-border risks through efforts such as SPS measures. The TA will expand regional public goods (RPGs) by supporting cross-border public health infrastructure and services (including SPS measures); mitigating transboundary public health risks; strengthening resilience to climate change; and integrating sustainable protection of ecosystems and the environment in the project design and implementation. The TA facility is aligned with ADB countries partnership strategy for Mongolia and the PRC.
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
Regional

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation

During Project Design
The stakeholder communication and consultation was conducted during TA design stage to ensure this facility is aligned with the PRC and Mongolia's development priority and ADB's country partnership strategies for both countries.
During Project Implementation
During TA facility implementation, stakeholders were consulted during consultants selection, and government concurrence were obtained before a consultant's signing contract with ADB. The Governments of the PRC and Mongolia are actively participating in the TA facility implementation and served as the IAs for Output 1: sound cross-border project preparation and regional public goods promoted, and Output 3: cross-border coordination to deliver stronger project outcomes strengthened.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services
LCD projectors, software licenses, learning management systems will be procured by ADB.
Procurement
Consulting firms or individual consultants will be engaged to deliver proposed outputs. Totally, 216 person-months of consultant service will be required.

Contact

Responsible ADB Officer
Wang, Lan
Responsible ADB Department
East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division
Office of the Director General, EARD (EAOD)
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank

Timetable

Concept Clearance
-
Fact Finding
-
MRM
-
Approval
22 Oct 2021
Last Review Mission
-
Last PDS Update
28 Sep 2023

Funding

TA 6812-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
22 Oct 2021 - 22 Oct 2021 31 Oct 2025 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,500,000.00 800,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,300,000.00
Cumulative Disbursements
Date Amount
08 Apr 2024 1,169,007.99

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
International Procurement Specialist for MON: Border Efficiency for Sustainable Trade Project Individual - Consulting Closed
National Institutional Coordination Manager Individual - Consulting Closed
International Environmental Safeguard Specialist - Bulgan for MON: Border Efficiency for Sustainable Trade Project Individual - Consulting Closed
National Environmental Safeguard Specialist (Bulgan and Tsagaanuur) for MON: Border Efficiency for Sustainable Trade Project Individual - Consulting Closed
International Environmental Safeguard Specialist - Tsagaanuur for MON: Border Efficiency for Sustainable Trade Project Individual - Consulting Closed
National Procurement Specialist for MON: Border Efficiency for Sustainable Trade Project Individual - Consulting Closed
National Engineer for MON: Border Efficiency for Sustainable Trade Project Individual - Consulting Closed
International Social and Gender Specialist for MON: Border Efficiency for Sustainable Trade Project Individual - Consulting Closed
International Logistics and Trade Economist for MON: Border Efficiency for Sustainable Trade Project Individual - Consulting Closed
Review, Validation and Refinement of Detailed Engineering Designs for the Proposed Mongolia: Border Efficiency for Sustainable Trade Project Firm - Consulting Closed
International Climate Change and Adaptation Specialist for MON: Border Efficiency for Sustainable Trade Project Individual - Consulting Closed
National Environmental Impact Assessment Specialist for MON: Border Efficiency for Sustainable Trade Project Individual - Consulting Closed
Logistics and Transport Economist/Deputy Team Leader for MON: Border Efficiency for Sustainable Trade Project Individual - Consulting Closed
Diagnostics and Action Plan for Operationalizing Free Zones in Mongolia Individual - Consulting Closed
TA Coordinator/ Program Management Expert (Manila-based) Individual - Consulting Closed
International Urban Specialist / Team Leader Individual - Consulting Closed
National Institutional and Capacity Development Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
National Procurement Specialist [L-3936] Individual - Consulting Closed
International Climate Change Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
National Economist Individual - Consulting Closed
National Financial Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
International Social Development and Resettlement Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
International Financial Specialist/ Economist Individual - Consulting Closed
National Environment Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
National Resttlement Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
National Procurement and Civil Engineer Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
International Environment Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
National Social Development Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
TA Coordinator/Program Manager (Manila-based) Individual - Consulting Closed
Project Management Expert Individual - Consulting Closed

Contracts Awarded

No contracts awarded for this project were found

Procurement Plan

None currently available.