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|PDS Creation Date||07 Dec 2006|
|PDS Updated as of||26 Apr 2007|
|Project Name||Second Roads Development|
|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
|Drivers of Change||–|
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories||–|
|Type/Modality of Assistance||Approval Number||Source of Funding||Approved Amount (thousand)|
|Loan||1700||Asian Development Fund||25,000|
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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.
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.|
|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.|
|Description of Outcome
|Progress Towards Outcome
|Description of Project Outputs
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
|Status of Development Objectives
|Status of Operation / Construction
|Date of First Listing||2006 Dec 07|
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
|Fact-finding||10 Mar 1999 to 26 Mar 1999|
|Management Review Meeting||26 May 1999|
|Approval||30 Sep 1999|
|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|
|18 Dec 2014||Loan 1700||21,247||0||98.00%|
|18 Dec 2014||Loan 1700||21,734||0||100.00%|
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.
|Sector||Social||Financial||Economic||Others||Safeguards||Project Financial Statements|
|Responsible ADB Officer||()|
|Responsible ADB Department||East Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Divisions||Transport and Communications Division, EARD|
Department of Roads
Mr. Ts. Bat-Enkh
|List of Project Documents||http://www.adb.org/projects/29566-013/documents|