Philippines: Metro Manila Air Quality Improvement (Air Pollution Control Facility)

Sovereign Project | 30480-023 Status: Approved

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Project Name Metro Manila Air Quality Improvement (Air Pollution Control Facility)
Project Number 30480-023
Country Philippines
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Strategic Agendas
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Transport policies and institutional development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Description The proposed loan will establish the Air Pollution Control Facility under the Metro Manila Air Quality Improvement Sector Development Program. The Facility will complement other Program components aimed at strengthening compliance monitoring and subsequent enforcement of emission standards for polluting industries as well as the transport sector. The Facility will be used to contribute to the funding of air pollution monitoring equipment for individual or groups of industries, the installation of pollution abatement equipment or, in the case of the transport sector, investments in the rehabilitation of the public transport fleet.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Deteriorating air quality is impairing the health and welfare of a large portion of the population, in particular that of the 20 million residents in Metro Manila and its surrounding air shed. The concentration of several dangerous pollutants has reached critical levels that are well above those that commonly affect human health. The primary causes of air pollution--vehicles and industrial processes--continue to expand rapidly. If not addressed, the detrimental effects of air pollution will significantly erode the gains of economic and social development.

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Metro Manila and the surrounding provinces in its air shed

Safeguard Categories

Environment C
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services None
Procurement To be determined

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer ADB Disclosure
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Infrastructure Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Land Bank of the Philippines
319 Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue Extension Makati City


Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding 02 Jun 1997 to 16 Jun 1997
MRM 19 Aug 1997
Approval 16 Dec 1998
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 21 Apr 2010
Title Document Type Document Date
Metro Manila Air Quality Improvement Sector Development Program Project/Program Completion Reports Dec 2008
Metro Manila Air Quality Improvement Sector Development Program Reports and Recommendations of the President Dec 1998

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