Philippines: Metro Manila Air Quality Improvement (Investment Loan)

Sovereign Project | 30480-033 Status: Approved

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Project Name Metro Manila Air Quality Improvement (Investment Loan)
Project Number 30480-033
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 objective of the investment loan is to provide resources to assist with the implementation of the public sector components associated with achieving the goals and objectives of the Air Quality Action Plan (AQAP). The investment loan supports (i) implementation of urgently needed road rehabilitation, (ii) traffic engineering training and management, (iii) strengthening of ambient air quality management, (iv) public health monitoring, and (vi) anti-smoke belching programs.
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 Domestic and international consultants are needed to build capacity for the (i) Technical Secretariat to support the Presidential Air Quality Commission, (ii) public awareness, (iii) anti-smoke belching strategic framework, (iv) pollution adjudication board/enforcement, (v) development of the motor vehicle inspection system, (vi) audit of ambient air quality monitoring, (vii) air quality management technical training programs, (viii) air quality management, (ix) traffic engineering and transport management training, (x) traffic management technical training programs, (xi) outsourcing stack monitoring, (xii) program coordination and monitoring, (xiii) public transport policy studies, and (xiv) detailed design and supervision of construction. Advance recruitment action for the engagement of the consulting services for project coordination and monitoring is being initiated under this component.
Procurement Civil works will be procured for road rehabilitation, traffic engineering, management and enforcement equipment and civil works, ambient air quality monitoring equipment and its operation and maintenance, public health monitoring, and database and enforcement equipment for the anti-smoke belching program.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer ADB Disclosure
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Infrastructure Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Metropolitan Manila Development Authority
Hon. Bayani Fernando
MMDA Bldg., EDSA cor. Orense St.
Guadalupe, Makati City
Laguna Lake Development Authority
Rizal Provincial Capitol Building
Pasig, Metro Manila
Department of Health
Tayuman Street
Sta. Cruz, Manila
Department of Transportation & Communications
Hon. Leandro R. Mendoza
Columbia Tower, Brgy. Wack-Wack
Ortigas Avenue, Mandaluyong City
Dept. of Public Works & Highways
DPWH Building
Bonifacio Drive, Port Area
Manila, Philippines
Department of Environment & Natural Resources
DENR Building
Visayas Avenue, Diliman
Quezon City, Philippines


Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding 02 Jun 1997 to 16 Jun 1997
MRM 19 Aug 1997
Approval 16 Dec 1998
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 05 Dec 2006
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 Project - Investment Component Project Procurement-Related Reviews Nov 2006
Metro Manila Air Quality Improvement Sector Development Program Reports and Recommendations of the President Dec 1998

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