Project Details
Western Regional Road Corridor Development Project, Phase 1
Country:Mongolia
Sector:Transport
Summary:The project has seven parts:
Part A: Main Road
  • improving a 431.2-kilometer (km) road between Yarant and Hovd city to meet category III standards.
Part B: Maintenance Centers
  • establishing 3 road maintenance centers along the project road; and
  • upgrading facilities at the existing maintenance center along the project road.
Part C: Provision of Equipment
  • providing equipment to the new 3 road maintenance centers and supplementing equipment of the existing road maintenance center along the project road; and
  • providing equipment necessary to monitor environmental impact and control overloading.
Part D: Road Safety
  • installing guardrails, road signs, pavement markings, rest areas, and kilometer posts;
  • improving sight distances to warn drivers in advance of obstacles in the road or approaching vehicles; and
  • enforcing axle load limits for trucks to improve road safety and extend the life of the road surface.
Part E: Community Development
  • undertaking community development activities to improve the standard of living and reduce the poverty level in the project area.
Part F: HIV/ AIDS
  • conducting an HIV/AIDS/STI training; and
  • conducting awareness program on HIV/AIDS/STI.
Part G: Capacity Building
  • supporting capacity building for road maintenance by strengthening financial mechanisms and improving institutional framework and organizations of Mongolia’s central and local governments;
  • strengthening capacity of road administrators to prevent overloading issues; and
  • assisting the Ministry of Road, Transport and Tourism in acquiring practical experience in road construction and maintenance.
Expected Outcome:Development of an efficient and safe regional transport route in western Mongolia will promote regional transport of freight and passengers via the Western Regional Road Corridor and increase economic development and regional trade.
Expected Outputs:
  • Improved 431.2 km Yarant–Hovd city road;
  • road maintenance centers established;
  • equipment for road maintenance and monitoring procured;
  • improved road safety;
  • community development;
  • HIV/AIDS awareness; and
  • institutional capacity of the Ministry of Roads, Transportation, Construction and Urban Development strengthened.
Date Approved:2008
Status:Completed
Expected Completion:2015
Funding Type:Grant
Funding Amount:Asian Development Bank: $37.60 million
Government of Mongolia: $74.62 million
Links/Documents:ADB Project Page