Project Name South Commuter Railway Project
Project Number 52220-001
Country / Economy Philippines
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
MFF Facility Concept 0114-PHI: South Commuter Railway Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 4,300.00 million
MFF Facility Concept: South Commuter Railway Project
Japan International Cooperation Agency US$ 1,670.00 million
TA: South Commuter Railway Project
Japan Fund for Prosperous and Resilient Asia and the Pacific US$ 2.00 million
Operational Priorities OP1: Addressing remaining poverty and reducing inequalities
OP2: Accelerating progress in gender equality
OP3: Tackling climate change, building climate and disaster resilience, and enhancing environmental sustainability
OP4: Making cities more livable
OP6: Strengthening governance and institutional capacity
Sector / Subsector

Transport / Rail transport (non-urban)

Gender Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The project will support the construction of the 54.6-kilometer (km) Blumentritt-Calamba section of the North-South Commuter Railway connecting Metro Manila and Calamba, located in Laguna Province around 50 km south of Manila. The Project will provide improved connectivity in the public transport network by connecting with all existing LRT/MRT-lines in Metro Manila. It includes a connecting line to the planned Metro Manila Subway, which will improve connectivity by operating direct trains for passengers travelling from Calamba to Bonifacio Global City, Ortigas and Quezon City along the Metro Manila Subway. The new railway line will provide affordable, reliable and safe public transport, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and cut the journey time by half to less than one hour. The project will be cofinanced by Japan International Cooperation Agency. The government is also constructing the 37 km Tutuban-Malolos section and the 53.1 km Malolos-Clark Railway Project (MFF Facility Concept 0106-PHI). It is also planned to further extend the project toward the north by 17.8 km to connect the New Clark City to Clark.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy .

Local, national, and international connectivity improved

Project Outcome
Description of Outcome

Efficiency and capacity of transportation along the Manila-Calamba corridor improved

Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

New railway line commissioned

Institutional Capacity Strengthened

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Binan, Cabuyao, Calamba, City of Muntinlupa, City of Paranaque, Makati City, Manila, Pasay, San Pedro, Santa Rosa, Taguig
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Responsible ADB Officer Roesner, Markus
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, SERD
Concept Clearance 22 Dec 2020
Fact Finding 31 Jul 2021 to 28 Feb 2022
MRM 01 Apr 2022
Approval 09 Jun 2022
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 09 Jun 2022

MFF Facility ConceptĀ 0114-PHI

Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 6,397.20 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 4,300.00 - 0.00 0.00 %
Counterpart 2,097.20 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 - 0.00 0.00 %
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