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
    An, Bo
    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
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
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Industry and trade / Industry and trade sector development - Small and medium enterprise development - Trade and services

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming 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 will be communicated and consulted during consultants selection, and government concurrence is needed before a consultant's signing contract with ADB._The Governments of the PRC and Mongolia will actively participate the TA facility implementation, and will be 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.
Responsible ADB Officer An, Bo
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Public Mgt, Financial Sector and Regional Coop Division, EARD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
Government of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region
Mongolia
Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, Mongolia
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 22 Oct 2021
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 30 Sep 2022

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 Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,000,000.00 800,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,800,000.00 02 Nov 2022 80,762.69

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Diagnostics and Action Plan for Operationalizing Free Zones in Mongolia Individual - Consulting Closed 07 Dec 2022 13 Dec 2022
TA Coordinator/ Program Management Expert (Manila-based) Individual - Consulting Closed 12 Oct 2022 18 Oct 2022
International Urban Specialist / Team Leader Individual - Consulting Closed 27 Sep 2022 03 Oct 2022
National Institutional and Capacity Development Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 14 Sep 2022 20 Sep 2022
National Procurement Specialist [L-3936] Individual - Consulting Closed 31 May 2022 06 Jun 2022
International Climate Change Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 24 May 2022 30 May 2022
National Economist Individual - Consulting Closed 29 Apr 2022 05 May 2022
National Financial Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 28 Apr 2022 04 May 2022
International Social Development and Resettlement Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 26 Apr 2022 28 Apr 2022
International Financial Specialist/ Economist Individual - Consulting Closed 22 Apr 2022 24 Apr 2022
National Environment Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 14 Apr 2022 20 Apr 2022
National Social Development Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 14 Apr 2022 27 Apr 2022
National Procurement and Civil Engineer Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 14 Apr 2022 20 Apr 2022
National Resttlement Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 14 Apr 2022 27 Apr 2022
International Environment Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 14 Apr 2022 20 Apr 2022
TA Coordinator/Program Manager (Manila-based) Individual - Consulting Closed 12 Apr 2022 21 Apr 2022
Project Management Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 10 Dec 2021 16 Dec 2021

Contracts Awarded

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