Water Supply and Sanitation Engineer
Objective and Purpose of the Assignment
The development of free zones is an identified national priority for Mongolia and aligned with the
Sustainable Development Vision 2030 and Action Plan of the Government of Mongolia 2016–2020. Greater
economic diversification in envisaged through increased manufacturing activities in free zones,
investment promotion and enhanced trade profile. Zamyn-Uud is one of the key and busiest international
border crossing points in Mongolia, at the junction of transport networks and offers the fastest route
for sea access via Tianjin seaport. Zamyn-Uud has a territory of 48.6 thousand hectares, of which 70%
comprise state special purpose land. The Zamyn-Uud free zone was established in 2003 and its Master Plan
was approved in 2011.
2. In 2014, Mongolia and the People’s Republic of China (PRC) signed a memorandum of understanding to
consider the establishment of a cross-border economic zone (CBEZ) and in 2015, they agreed to study the
feasibility of a CBEZ between Zamyn-Uud and Erenhot in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region of the PRC
(Zamyn-Uud–Erenhot CBEZ). In April 2018, Mongolia and the PRC agreed to accelerate the development of
Zamyn-Uud–Erenhot CBEZ, allocating 900 hectares of land for each side of the free zones. The
international agreement between Mongolia and PRC to establish the economic cooperation zone in Zamyn-Uud–
Erenhot has been finalized and expected to be signed in 2019.
3. The proposed project aims to operationalize the Zamyn-Uud free zone and develop the Zamyn-Uud–Erenhot
CBEZ. A 2016 pre-feasibility study found the location of Zamyn-Uud free zone as moderately suitable for
urban development. Initial works were carried out on heating, power supply, water and sewerage system,
communication lines and road construction based on the approved Master Plan. Investments are required
for the second phase of infrastructure such as transport and logistics terminals, border security,
inspection and clearance facilities, and water supply and waste management infrastructure.
4. To support project preparation, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) will engage individual consultants
following the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and its associated project
administration instructions and/or staff instructions. Estimated commencement date is 13 May 2019 and
fielding of consultants is planned between 22 May 2019 to 31 May 2019.
Scope of Work
The consultant will work closely with the urban planning and border infrastructure specialists and
environment specialists and reporting to the ADB project team.
Detailed Tasks and/or Expected Output
(i) Undertake on-site assessment of the project area of the Zamyn-Uud–Erenhot CBEZ, and related
infrastructure and facilities, hold discussions with relevant agencies and stakeholders;
(ii) Review the Zamyn-Uud free zone Master Plan and pre-feasibility study on the development of Zamyn-
(iii) Working closely with the urban planning and border infrastructure specialist, assess the existing
infrastructure and facilities within the Zamyn-Uud free zone, identify the infrastructure requirements
and improvements needed and future requirements, including a wastewater treatment plant, to
operationalize the Zamyn-Uud free zone and/or develop the Zamyn-Uud–Erenhot CBEZ;
(iv) Analyze technical due diligence of all civil works within the Zamyn-Uud free zone, ensuring that
engineering design and specifications are adequate and in line with Mongolia regulations as well as
(v) Prepare architectural/concept plans and specifications as needed;
(vi) Identify appropriate procurement packaging and procurement plans;
(vii) Assess operations and maintenance requirement of civil works; and
(viii) Develop detailed cost estimates and provide procurement options for infrastructure component of
Minimum Qualification Requirements
The consultants should have an advanced degree in civil engineering degree and/or similar field, a
minimum of 10 years of relevant work experience in civil works and urban infrastructure construction.
Demonstrated expertise or experience in water and sanitation facilities including associated pipelines
and pumping stations, and solid waste related facilities (transfer station and landfill), is preferred.
Familiarity in procurement of civil works and goods, contract management, institutional management for
operation and maintenance of urban infrastructure is also required.
Minimum General Experience
Minimum Specific Experience (relevant to assignment)