Darkhan Wastewater Management Project (ADB-37697-025)

  • Mongolia
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Specific Location
Darkhan City
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Financial Institutions
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Dec 16, 2014
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Government of Mongolia, Ministry of Construction and Urban Development
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  • Infrastructure
  • Water and Sanitation
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Investment Type(s)
Advisory Services, Loan
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 0.40 million
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Loan Amount (USD)
$ 18.50 million
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Bank Documents
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Jul 9, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Mar 16, 2017

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Project Description

According to ADB website, the project will support environmentally sustainable urban development and improved living standards in Darkhan City, Mongolia. It will improve the city''s wastewater management infrastructure and service delivery through (i) a modern wastewater treatment plant (WWTP), (ii) improved sewer system and pumping stations, and (iii) institutional capacity development and policy dialogue. The project will promote poverty alleviation supporting of a city with 27% poverty incidence and contribute to a more balanced national urban system and strengthened urban-rural relationships by supporting urban and industrial development of a second tier city in Mongolia. The project will contribute to improved cross-border water quality management by improved water quality of the Kharaa River that drains into the Baikal Lake in the Russian Federation.

Investment Description
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Contact Information

Project Officer: Badarch, Tuul
East Asia Department
No contact information provided at the time of disclosure.


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