Philippines: PHI: NORTH LUZON EXPRESSWAY REHABILITATION AND EXPANSION (formerly Manila North Tollways Corporation)

Nonsovereign (Private) Project | 33924-014 Status: Archived

Project Details

Project Officer
Christine Genalin Uy Private Sector Operations Department Request for information
  • Philippines
  • Transport
Project Name PHI: NORTH LUZON EXPRESSWAY REHABILITATION AND EXPANSION (formerly Manila North Tollways Corporation)
Project Number 33924-014
Approval Number 7162/1769
Type of ADB Assistance / Amount
7162/1769 Complementary Loan US$ 25.00 million Approved
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Responsible ADB Department Private Sector Operations Department
Responsible ADB Division Infrastructure Finance Division 2
Responsible ADB Officer Christine Genalin Uy
Project Sponsor(s) Leighton Holdings
Philippine National Construction Company (PNCC)
EGIS Group (Transroute)
First Phil. Infrastructure Devt. Corporation
Objectives and Scope
Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy ADB's operational strategy for the Philippines emphasizes sustainable economic growth and recognizes the importance of developing an extensive, efficient, and well-integrated transport network. ADB's assistance to the transport sector focuses mainly on national and provincial roads, airports, and ports. Within the road subsector, support for improvement of the existing road network is considered high priority. The poor quality of the road network is a major constraint to foreign and domestic investment and limits economic and social development, particularly in agricultural and rural areas. Poor accessibility and unreliable national roads contribute significantly to low growth in the countryside. This emphasis on improved road infrastructure should be accompanied by appropriate preventive and routine maintenance programs. ADB supports the Government's efforts to increase private sector participation in the sector through privatization, public-private partnerships, and build-operate-transfer (BOT) schemes.
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
Timetable for assistance design, processing and implementation
Concept Clearance 26 Apr 2000
Due Diligence 11 Feb 2000
Credit Committee Meeting -
Approval 26 Oct 2000
PDS Creation Date 23 Aug 2006
Last PDS Update 26 Oct 2010

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Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards

Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.

Title Document Type Document Date
North Luzon Expressway Project: Environmental Monitoring Report Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Apr 2007
Manila North Tollways Corporation Summary Initial Environmental Examination Jun 2000

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

Title Document Type Document Date
Philippines: North Luzon Expressway Rehabilitation and Expansion (Loan 7162/1769) Project Performance Evaluation Reports Nov 2011

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