ADB and World Bank Philippines are organizing an in-country workshop on sanitation financing on 27-29 January 2014. The workshop will bring together decision makers, city planners, sanitation managers, wastewater professionals, and private sector financing representatives to formulate action plans for cities and municipalities. The workshop will coincide with the formulation of a financing framework for sanitation.
Among the sanitation loan/grant facilities that will be promoted during the workshop are the ADB-assisted Water District Development Sector Project (WDDSP) to be administered by the Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA) and the WB-assisted National Sewerage and Septage Management Program (NSSMP) administered by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).
ADB supports the workshop through a regional initiative on "Promoting Innovations in Wastewater Management in Asia and the Pacific" that aims to increase awareness and action to improve the existing urban sanitation conditions.
The workshop aims to:
- Formulate wastewater action plans for water districts and local government units;
- Formulate a sanitation financing framework, and;
- Promote ADB-assisted sanitation loan/grant facilities and the WB-assisted NSSMP administered by the Philippine government.
- Action plans for water districts and local government units;
- A financing framework for sanitation.
The workshop is being organized by ADB and the World Bank, in cooperation with the Government of the Philippines.
National and city government officials of the Philippines, specifically, managers or key staff of Water Districts (WDs) and Local Government Units (LGUs) interested in applying for sewerage/septage loans and grants from local and international sources will be invited.