Project Name
Metro Manila Air Quality Improvement Sector Development Program
Project Number
Country / Economy
  • Philippines
Project Status
Project Type / Modality of Assistance
  • Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Strategic Agendas
    Drivers of Change
      Sector / Subsector
      • Transport / Transport policies and institutional development

      The objective of the Program is to promote policy reforms to improve air quality through the abatement of main mobile and stationary sources of air pollution. The policy reforms within an agreed three-year AQAP are designed to address key factors contributing to deteriorating air quality. The scope of the Program is designed to (i) mitigate air pollution from mobile sources; (ii) mitigate air pollution from stationary sources; (iii) improve fuel quality; (iv) reduce emissions from vehicular use; (v) reduce traffic congestion and improve traffic flow; (vi) strengthen ambient air quality monitoring, evaluation, and reporting; (vii) intensify public awareness of issues relating to air quality; (viii) monitor coordination and implementation of the AQAP; and (ix) strengthen capacity of the institutions involved.
      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

      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
      The proceeds of the loan will be used to finance the foreign exchange costs of items produced and procured in member countries of the Bank excluding items on a negative list, and imports financed by other bilateral and multilateral funding agencies.


      Responsible ADB Officer
      ADB Disclosure
      Responsible ADB Department
      Southeast Asia Department
      Responsible ADB Division
      Infrastructure Division, SERD
      Executing Agencies
      Department of Environment & Natural Resources
      Office of the Secretary
      Visayas Avenue Diliman, Quezon City


      Concept Clearance
      Fact Finding
      02 Jun 1997 to 16 Jun 1997
      19 Aug 1997
      16 Dec 1998
      Last Review Mission
      Last PDS Update
      21 Apr 2010
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