Project Data Sheet

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PDS Updated as of 16 Jul 2009

Project Name Integrated Development of Basic Urban Services in Secondary Towns
Country Mongolia
Project/Program Number 31243-012
Status Approved
Geographical Location
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 Water supply and other municipal infrastructure and services
Subsector Urban Sector Development
Strategic Agendas
Drivers of Change
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories


Type/Modality of Assistance Approval Number Source of Funding Approved Amount (thousand)
Technical Assistance3685-0

Safeguard Categories

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Environment B

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

During Project Design
During Project Implementation


The TA will prepare a financially and economically viable investment project that will improve basic urban services in eight secondary towns in line with the Poverty Partnership Agreement. The TA will (i) examine the roles and functions of secondary towns in the eastern and central provinces and the Government of Mongolia's development plans, and select the secondary towns where urban service improvements can be made to maximize the economic benefits of the ensuing investment; (ii) prepare a feasibility study of an investment project for improving basic infrastructure urban services and enhancing regional service functions of selected provincial towns, and (iii) propose policy reforms at the national level to improve sector performance. The TA will also assess the needs of institutional gaps in urban land use planning and management of infrastructure services under market economy.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

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 18
Consulting Services
A Simplified Technical Proposal procedure will be used to recruit consultants. The level of the TA consultant's input is estimated at 71 person-months (pm). Nineteen pm have been set aside for international consultants; 6 pm for an urban economist or urban development specialist as Team Leader, 4.5 pm for a water and sanitation engineer, 1 pm for an environmental specialist, 2.5 pm for a municipal and district heating engineer, 4 pm for a financial/economic analyst, and 1 pm for a social researcher and community development planner. Domestic consultants in water engineering, urban planning, urban economics, municipal engineering. Social research, community development and financial analysis will put in 52 pm.
Procurement and Consulting Notices


Concept Clearance
Fact-finding 05 Mar 2001 to 09 Mar 2001
Management Review Meeting
Approval 19 Jul 2001


Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Technical Assistance 3685 19 Jul 2001 30 Jul 2001 30 Jul 2001 30 Jun 2002


Date Approval Number ADB (US$ thousand) Others (US$ thousand) Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards
Cumulative Disbursements

TA Amount (US$ thousand)

Approval Number Approved Amount Revised Amount Total Commitment Uncommitted Balance Total Disbursement Undisbursed Balance
Technical Assistance 3685 700 700 671 29 671 29

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer Kyeongae Choe (
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Urban and Social Sectors Division, EARD
Executing Agencies Ministry of Infrastructure and Development (MID)
Mr. B. Batjav, Director General


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