Philippines : Metro Manila Air Quality Improvement (Investment Loan)

Sovereign Project | 30480-033

The objective of the investment loan is to provide resources to assist with the implementation of the public sector components associated with achieving the goals and objectives of the Air Quality Action Plan (AQAP). The investment loan supports (i) implementation of urgently needed road rehabilitation, (ii) traffic engineering training and management, (iii) strengthening of ambient air quality management, (iv) public health monitoring, and (vi) anti-smoke belching programs.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    ADB Disclosure
    Southeast Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Approval Date
    16 December 1998
  • Country/Economy
    Philippines
  • Modality
  • Sector
    • Transport
Project Name
Metro Manila Air Quality Improvement (Investment Loan)
Project Number
30480-033
Country / Economy
  • Philippines
Project Status
Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance
  • Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Strategic Agendas
    Drivers of Change
      Sector / Subsector
      • Transport / Transport policies and institutional development

      Gender
      Description
      The objective of the investment loan is to provide resources to assist with the implementation of the public sector components associated with achieving the goals and objectives of the Air Quality Action Plan (AQAP). The investment loan supports (i) implementation of urgently needed road rehabilitation, (ii) traffic engineering training and management, (iii) strengthening of ambient air quality management, (iv) public health monitoring, and (vi) anti-smoke belching programs.
      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.
      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
      Metro Manila and the surrounding provinces in its air shed

      Safeguard Categories

      Environment
      C
      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
      Domestic and international consultants are needed to build capacity for the (i) Technical Secretariat to support the Presidential Air Quality Commission, (ii) public awareness, (iii) anti-smoke belching strategic framework, (iv) pollution adjudication board/enforcement, (v) development of the motor vehicle inspection system, (vi) audit of ambient air quality monitoring, (vii) air quality management technical training programs, (viii) air quality management, (ix) traffic engineering and transport management training, (x) traffic management technical training programs, (xi) outsourcing stack monitoring, (xii) program coordination and monitoring, (xiii) public transport policy studies, and (xiv) detailed design and supervision of construction. Advance recruitment action for the engagement of the consulting services for project coordination and monitoring is being initiated under this component.
      Procurement
      Civil works will be procured for road rehabilitation, traffic engineering, management and enforcement equipment and civil works, ambient air quality monitoring equipment and its operation and maintenance, public health monitoring, and database and enforcement equipment for the anti-smoke belching program.

      Contact

      Responsible ADB Officer
      ADB Disclosure
      Responsible ADB Department
      Southeast Asia Department
      Responsible ADB Division
      Infrastructure Division, SERD
      Executing Agencies
      Department of Environment & Natural Resources
      [email protected]
      DENR Building
      Visayas Avenue, Diliman
      Quezon City, Philippines
      Department of Health
      [email protected]
      Tayuman Street
      Sta. Cruz, Manila
      Philippines
      Department of Transportation & Communications
      Hon. Leandro R. Mendoza
      [email protected]
      Columbia Tower, Brgy. Wack-Wack
      Ortigas Avenue, Mandaluyong City
      Philippines
      Dept. of Public Works & Highways
      [email protected]
      DPWH Building
      Bonifacio Drive, Port Area
      Manila, Philippines
      Laguna Lake Development Authority
      Rizal Provincial Capitol Building
      Pasig, Metro Manila
      Philippines
      Metropolitan Manila Development Authority
      Hon. Bayani Fernando
      MMDA Bldg., EDSA cor. Orense St.
      Guadalupe, Makati City
      Philippines

      Timetable

      Concept Clearance
      -
      Fact Finding
      02 Jun 1997 to 16 Jun 1997
      MRM
      19 Aug 1997
      Approval
      16 Dec 1998
      Last Review Mission
      -
      PDS Creation Date
      05 Dec 2006
      Last PDS Update
      21 Apr 2010

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      Title Document Type Document Date
      Metro Manila Air Quality Improvement Sector Development Program Project/Program Completion Reports Dec 2008
      Metro Manila Air Quality Improvement Sector Project - Investment Component Proactive Integrity Reviews (PIR) Nov 2006
      Metro Manila Air Quality Improvement Sector Development Program Reports and Recommendations of the President Dec 1998

      Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards
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      Contracts Awarded

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      Procurement Plan

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