ADB Backs Urban Development in 2 Mongolian Provinces

The population in six urban towns of Mongolia’s Omnogovi and Dornogovi provinces is seen to more than double by 2020. To help the landlocked nation bolster urban infrastructure and services in both provinces, which are primed for rapid economic growth brought about by mining and cross-border trade, the Asian Development Bank is granting USD15 million for an urban development scheme. The project will back consultations to identify necessary infrastructure services reforms, as well as measures to promote institutional development and capacity building. It will also finance the development of water sources, transmission, storage, and distribution facilities, along with improvements in wastewater collection, wastewater treatment capacity and other sanitation services.

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  • Ma. Rizza Leonzon

    As a former staff writer, Rizza focused mainly on business coverage, including key donors such as the Asian Development Bank and AusAID.