Philippines: Integrated Natural Resources and Environmental Management Project

Sovereign Project | 41220-013 Status: Active

Summary

ADB is helping the Philippines protect its vast upper river basins by improving watershed management. The project covers the Chico River Basin in northern Luzon, Wahig-Inabanga in central Visayas, and Lake Lanao Basin and Upper Bukidnon River Basin, both in Mindanao region. It will support reforestation, climate change mitigation, and livelihood measures.

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Project Name Integrated Natural Resources and Environmental Management Project
Project Number 41220-013
Country Philippines
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0324-PHI: Integrated Natural Resources and Environmental Management Project
Climate Change Fund US$ 1.41 million
Grant 0325-PHI: Integrated Natural Resources and Environment Management
Global Environment Facility US$ 2.50 million
Loan 2957-PHI: Integrated Natural Resources and Environment Management
Ordinary capital resources US$ 100.00 million
Loan 8266-PHI: Integrated Natural Resources and Environment Management
International Fund for Agricultural Development US$ 20.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Forestry - Rural market infrastructure - Rural water policy, institutional and capacity development - Water-based natural resources management

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome

Awarding of contracts for the implementation of natural resources management (NRM) intervention subprojects has started in 2015 and continuing.

Feasibility studies and detailed engineering design for the rural infrastructure intervention are being completed and expected to have the first contract by Q3 2016.

Livelihood activities has not yet started.

Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Indicative watershed management plan were prepared simultaenously for core and non-core sub-watersheds in the four URBs.

As of Dec 2015, total of 81 environment and natural resources management (e.g agroforestry, commercial forestry, conservation forestry, reforestation) subprojects proposals were prepared and ready for implementation as soon as project's safeguard are complied including securing the "certificate of precondition".

The NPCO led numerous training workshops and coordination meetings attended by representatives from the three URBs to facilitate capacity building and skills transfer. Capacity building on watershed characterization (Phase 1) for the staff of Upper Bukidnon River Basin (August), Upper Chico and Wahig-Inabanga River Basins (September) were conducted. Workshops on the Sub-Project Guidelines and Financial Management and Procurement were also conducted.

The project management structure, including DENR staff, is in place.

Recruitment of project assisting professionals (indlvidual consultants), GEF and CCF consultants are ongoing.

Project Management and Implementation Consulting Firm is expected to be contracted and mobilized in Q2 2016.

Geographical Location

Safeguard Categories

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples A

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects Project interventions in reforestation and assisted natural regeneration, forest protection, demonstrations in commercial tree plantations, and agroforestry will generate positive environmental impacts. These benefits outweigh the minimal and temporary adverse impacts, which are easily mitigated by the adoption of the environmental monitoring and management plan, and the observance of additional environmental safeguards, as outlined in the IEE
Involuntary Resettlement Land use zoning may result in restriction to accessible privately held, ancestral and/or communal properties, particularly for IPs impacting on their sources of food and livelihood. An RF to guide the preparation of resettlement plans for project affected people has been prepared and endorsed by GOP consistent with relevant national laws and ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement of 2009
Indigenous Peoples Inasmuch as 75% of estimated household beneficiaries are IPs/ethnic minorities, an IPPF, which will guide the preparation of IP Development Plans (IPDPs), as warranted, has been prepared consistent with local laws and legal procedures and ADB's safeguard policy on IPs. The IPDF is endorsed by GOP and was developed in a thoroughly participatory manner from national to village levels and aligned with country systems
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Intensive consultations with various national government stakeholders and multilaterals (IFAD, WB, UNDP), regional DENRsand provincial stakeholders (LGUs, CBOs and NGOs) through meetings and workshops have been conducted during project design stage.
During Project Implementation Orientation workshops have been conducted with the project focals within DENR in all four river basins. Stakeholder engagement, community engagement and social mobilization activities have commenced in Bukidnon.

Business Opportunities

Procurement tbd

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Mohammed Islam
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Dept. of Agriculture (Office of the Secretary)
Elliptical Road
Diliman, Quezon City
Philippines
Department of Environment & Natural Resources
LIUCP@DENR.GOV.PH
DENR Building
Visayas Avenue, Diliman
Quezon City, Philippines
Municipal Dev'l Fund Office-(Implementing Agency)
Roxas Boulevard corner Pablo Ocampo, Sr.
Street, Manila
1004

Timetable

Concept Clearance 11 Jan 2011
Fact Finding 28 Aug 2009 to 18 Sep 2009
MRM 15 Jun 2010
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 28 Sep 2010
Last PDS Update 30 Mar 2016

Grant 0324-PHI

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
03 Dec 2012 22 Mar 2013 09 Aug 2013 31 Dec 2020 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 1.41 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 1.41 03 Dec 2012 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 03 Dec 2012 0.07 0.00 5%

Grant 0325-PHI

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
03 Dec 2012 22 Mar 2013 09 Aug 2013 31 Dec 2020 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 2.50 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 03 Dec 2012 0.00 0.02 1%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 2.50 03 Dec 2012 0.00 0.23 9%

Loan 2957-PHI

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
03 Dec 2012 22 Mar 2013 09 Aug 2013 31 Dec 2020 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 115.31 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 100.00 03 Dec 2012 1.16 0.00 1%
Counterpart 15.31 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 03 Dec 2012 4.99 0.00 5%

Loan 8266-PHI

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
13 Dec 2012 12 Apr 2013 12 Apr 2013 31 Dec 2020 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 20.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 13 Dec 2012 0.00 0.45 2%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 20.00 13 Dec 2012 0.00 1.11 6%

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