Philippines: Solid Waste Management Sector Project

Sovereign Project | 45146-001 Status: Closed

Summary

The proposed Solid Waste Management Sector Project (SWMSP) will improve solid waste management (SWM) in the Philippines by assisting local governments with investments in related infrastructure complemented by capacity development technical assistance.

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Project Name Solid Waste Management Sector Project
Project Number 45146-001
Country Philippines
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8115-PHI: Solid Waste Management Sector Project
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
TA: Solid Waste Management Sector Project
Water Financing Partnership Facility - Multi Donor US$ 220,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Urban solid waste management

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description The proposed Solid Waste Management Sector Project (SWMSP) will improve solid waste management (SWM) in the Philippines by assisting local governments with investments in related infrastructure complemented by capacity development technical assistance.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Urbanization and increasing concentration of people and business activities has led to a dramatic increase in solid waste production, while its proper treatment and safe disposal remains problematic. Investments in SWM will help improve the quality of urban environmental conditions, public health and competitiveness of cities and tourism destinations. It will support the Government in achieving the environmental targets of the Philippines Development Plan (PDP) 2011-2016.

Despite the mandate of Republic Act (RA) 9003 (Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2001), the countrywide closure of open dumpsites, with few exceptions, is outstanding. Currently there are less than 30 sanitary landfills (SLF) available in the Philippines, and in many urbanized areas garbage collection remains incomplete. The full implementation of the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act, especially improved waste collection, the provision of sanitary landfills and the closure of existing dumpsites, is required to solve the problem.

Because of the substantial investment required for properly engineered disposal facilities (i.e. sanitary landfills), the project will promote partnerships among neighboring LGUs to develop cluster facilities (i.e. regional landfills), shared among various LGUs, thus achieving economies of scale and supporting operations to become more financially viable. Partnerships with the private sector will be encouraged as a means to improve collection, treatment, and disposal of wastes.

Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location

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 Consultants will be engaged through a firm. The TA will require 4 positions and 18 person-months (pm) of international consulting services, and 11 positions and 41 pm of national consulting services. ADB will select and engage consultants in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time). The quality-and cost-based selection method (quality cost ratio of 90:10), using simplified technical proposal procedures, will be followed.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Rudolf Frauendorfer
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban Development and Water Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Department of Environment & Natural Resources
DENR Building
Visayas Avenue, Diliman
Quezon City, Philippines

Timetable

Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 16 Jul 2012
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 19 Mar 2013

TA 8115-PHI

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
16 Jul 2012 15 Aug 2012 15 Aug 2012 30 Apr 2013 31 Dec 2015 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 16 Jul 2012 1,156,033.30

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Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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