Project Data Sheet

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PDS Creation Date 07 Dec 2006
PDS Updated as of 26 Apr 2007

Project Name Second Roads Development
Country Mongolia
Project/Program Number 29566-013
Status Closed
Geographical Location Between Naliah and Choir in Central Mongolia
In preparing any country program or strategy, financing any project, or by making any designation of, or reference to, a particular territory or geographic area in this document, the Asian Development Bank does not intend to make any judgments as to the legal or other status of any territory or area.
Sector Transport and ICT
Subsector Road Transport
Strategic Agendas
Drivers of Change
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories


Type/Modality of Assistance Approval Number Source of Funding Approved Amount (thousand)
Loan1700Asian Development Fund25,000
TOTAL US$ 25,000

Safeguard Categories

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Environment B

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Initial Environmental Examination concluded that there will be no significant adverse impact because of the Project. The Borrower with will ensure that appropriate impact monitoring and mitigation measures are taken.

Social analysis of the Project indicates that no resettlement will be needed. The project directly and indirectly contributed to poverty reduction in the region by providing improved access to employment opportunities, income generating activities and social and public services. The Borrower took all necessary actions to encourage women living in the Project area to participate in planning and implementing the Project. Information on risks of socially transmitted disease to those employed under the project had been disseminated.

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

Stakeholders consultations were undertaken in the course of project preparation and implementation.

During Project Design
During Project Implementation


The objective of the Project is to promote economic and social development through improved efficiency of the road sector by: (i) supporting policy and institutional reforms of the road sector institutions to enhance their capability to respond more effectively to market demands; (ii) upgrading priority sections of the State road network consistent with the plans established in the Medium-Term Road Master Plan, and (iii) developing capacity in local road construction and maintenance. The Project scope includes (i) assistance to strengthen policy and institutional efforts of the Government through advisory technical assistance (ii) civil works for the upgrading of about 200-km of State road between Nalaih and Choir; (iii) consulting services for detailed design and construction supervision, monitoring and evaluation, and capacity development; and (iv) procurement of road maintenance equipment.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Efficient, flexible and market responsive transport services are essential to support the development of domestic and international trade as Mongolia moves towards a market-based economy. To develop efficient transport services, the use of existing transport infrastructure must be optimized and steps taken to prevent its further degradation. The north-south road link interconnecting two border cities, Altanbulag at the border with Russia and Zameen Uud at the PRC boundary, emerged as one of the top priority roads for improvement in the Medium-Term Road Master Plan in view of its importance to support the growing trade with Russia, PRC, and other Asian countries. While the existing railway parallel to this road is suitable for carrying long haul, bulk cargoes, the road link plays an important role primarily for distribution of goods over relatively short distances, particularly high value goods, such as cashmere and semi-processed copper and gold between Ulaanbaatar and other cities along this road. This north-south road link traverses Ulaanbaatar, the capital, whose population is about 630,000 which is more than a quarter of the country's population and contributes over one half of the gross industrial production. It also connects with one of the PRC's national trunk highway corridors at the border, leading to Beijing and Tianjin port, which makes it an important international link for rapidly growing trade with the PRC. About 312-km of the road northwards from Ulaanbaatar to Altanbulag at the border with Russia is currently being improved under the ongoing Roads Development Project, and upgrading of the remaining north-south road link from Ulaanbaatar southwards to Zameen Uud at PRC border is essential for efficient transport of goods and passengers.

Development Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Towards Outcome

Outputs and Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Status of Development Objectives
Status of Operation / Construction
Material Changes

Business Opportunities

Date of First Listing 2006 Dec 07
Consulting Services
About 288 person-months of consulting services for detailed design, construction supervision, capacity development, and monitoring and evaluation, comprising 48 person-months of international consulting services and 240 person-months of domestic consulting services, are required to implement the Project. The consultants will be engaged in accordance with the Bank's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants and other arrangements satisfactory to the Bank for the engagement of domestic consultants. Advance recruitment action was approved in May 1999 to expedite Project implementation.
Procurement proposed for Bank financing under the Project will include civil works for road improvement works and road maintenance and workshop equipment. All procurement to be financed under the Bank loan will be carried out in accordance with the Bank's Guidelines for Procurement.
Procurement and Consulting Notices


Concept Clearance
Fact-finding 10 Mar 1999 to 26 Mar 1999
Management Review Meeting 26 May 1999
Approval 30 Sep 1999


Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Loan 1700 30 Sep 1999 24 Jan 2000 02 Mar 2000 31 Jan 2005 31 Jan 2006 27 Feb 2007


Date Approval Number ADB (US$ thousand) Others (US$ thousand) Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards
30 Sep 2016 Loan 1700 21,247 0 98.00%
Cumulative Disbursements
30 Sep 2016 Loan 1700 21,734 0 100.00%

Status of Covenants

Covenants are categorized under the following categories—audited accounts, safeguards, social, sector, financial, economic, and others. Covenant compliance is rated by category by applying the following criteria: (i) Satisfactory—all covenants in the category are being complied with, with a maximum of one exception allowed, (ii) Partly Satisfactory—a maximum of two covenants in the category are not being complied with, (iii) Unsatisfactory—three or more covenants in the category are not being complied with. As per the 2011 Public Communications Policy, covenant compliance ratings for Project Financial Statements apply only to projects whose invitation for negotiation falls after 2 April 2012.

Approval No. Category
Sector Social Financial Economic Others Safeguards Project Financial Statements
Loan 1700

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer ()
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Transport and Communications Division, EARD
Executing Agencies Department of Roads
Mr. Ts. Bat-Enkh


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