Philippines: Davao Sustainable Urban Transport Project

Sovereign Project | 45296-003

Summary

The PATA consists of four components: (i) development of a comprehensive public transport strategy for Davao; (ii) development and implementation of a public transport reform program; (iii) a capacity development, and (iv) stakeholder participation program.

The PATA will help the government to create an enabling environment for a modern, efficient, and affordable public transport system in Davao that can then be presented for demonstration and replication across the Philippines. The TA will prepare plans and franchising mechanisms to improve the integration of the public transport system, widen the coverage area, and deliver more transport services to passengers in Davao.

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Project Name Davao Sustainable Urban Transport Project
Project Number 45296-003
Country Philippines
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8195-PHI: Davao Sustainable Urban Transport Project
Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction US$ 1.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Urban public transport

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Description

The PATA consists of four components: (i) development of a comprehensive public transport strategy for Davao; (ii) development and implementation of a public transport reform program; (iii) a capacity development, and (iv) stakeholder participation program.

The PATA will help the government to create an enabling environment for a modern, efficient, and affordable public transport system in Davao that can then be presented for demonstration and replication across the Philippines. The TA will prepare plans and franchising mechanisms to improve the integration of the public transport system, widen the coverage area, and deliver more transport services to passengers in Davao.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Strong economic growth has generated rapidly growing demand for travel within urban centers such as Davao. Worsening congestion, higher travel times and costs, deteriorating local air quality, and a failing road safety record are all symptoms of a transport system under pressure. Sustainable urban transport systems have modern, efficient, and affordable public transport services at their core. Public transport is the main mode of transport in Davao, accounting for 80% of trips. The public transport system has tricycles primarily for short trips and jeepneys, or multi-cab vehicles for longer distances within the city. Regulations governing Davao's public transport system are outdated, the city lacks an effective transport masterplan, and institutions responsible for managing urban transport presently do not coordinate their planning and enforcement. Current public transport routes, the coverage area, connectivity, and the frequency of service are poorly planned and fail to provide satisfactory service.
Impact Davao creating an enabling environment for a modern, efficient, and affordable pubolic transport system
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Plans and franchising mechanisms prepared for the development of improved public transport system integration, a wider coverage area, and the delivery of more efficient services for passsengers
Progress Toward Outcome The strategic priorities for Davao's public transport system have been defined and required actions identified to complete the project.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. A comprehensive public transport strategy prepared for Davao

2. Public transport reform program defined for service coverage, franchising arrangements, and system integration and enforcement

3. Completion of capacity development program for government officials on public transport planning and franchising

4. Stakeholder consultation program for public transport operators and community members

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) Assessment of urban development and public transport has been undertaken and a public transport strategy developed. Detailed programs and capacity development needs are being developed.
Geographical Location
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design A press release for the project was prepared. Extensive stakeholders consultation has been undertaken with national government, local government, public transport providers, and passengers.
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Consultancy services will be provided by a firm. The PATA will require 20 person-months of international consultants and 40 person-months of national consultants. Specialists will be required in the areas of public transport, franchising mechanisms, transport planning, capacity development, and financing and bid documentation.
Responsible ADB Officer James Leather
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Department of Transportation and CommunicationsProject Implementation Unit
Davao International Airport Devt Project
Davao Int'l Airport
Timetable
Concept Clearance 30 Jun 2012
Fact Finding 13 Jul 2012 to 20 Jul 2012
MRM -
Approval 19 Oct 2012
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 17 Feb 2015

TA 8195-PHI

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
19 Oct 2012 08 Nov 2012 08 Nov 2012 30 Nov 2013 31 Jul 2014 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 19 Oct 2012 952,340.29

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