The objective of the proposed TA is to prepare a project to improve the national road network in the Philippines by carrying out periodic road maintenance and rehabilitation of selected national roads. The project will consist of three phases and will be financed using ADB's multitranche financing facility (MFF) in three tranches. The first phase will involve carrying out periodic road maintenance of selected national roads and design of the works to be undertaken during the second phase. The second and third phases will involve rehabilitation of selected national roads, periodic road maintenance, and design of the works to be undertaken during the subsequent phases.
|Project Name||Road Sector Improvement Project|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector||
Transport / Road transport (non-urban)
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming|
|Description||The objective of the proposed TA is to prepare a project to improve the national road network in the Philippines by carrying out periodic road maintenance and rehabilitation of selected national roads. The project will consist of three phases and will be financed using ADB's multitranche financing facility (MFF) in three tranches. The first phase will involve carrying out periodic road maintenance of selected national roads and design of the works to be undertaken during the second phase. The second and third phases will involve rehabilitation of selected national roads, periodic road maintenance, and design of the works to be undertaken during the subsequent phases. The TA will include (i) selecting project roads; (ii) preparing traffic forecasts for the selected road; and (iii) preparing the preliminary design and cost estimates for the preferred option for meeting the traffic forecast; (iv) developing appropriate institutional arrangements for implementing the project; (v) an economic analysis of the proposed road improvements; and (vi) analysis of the environmental and social impacts of the project, including resettlement effects and poverty analysis.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy|
|Impact||Transport on the national road network becomes more efficient.|
|Description of Outcome||The outcome of the TA is a design of a project for improvement of national roads in the Philippines, to be financed through a multitranche financing facility, including the detailed design of the first phase.|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs||That technical assessments are completed and that project design requirements are accomplished.|
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
|Consulting Services||An international consulting firm in association with national consultants will be selected and engaged in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants. A total of about 11 person-months of international and 42 person-months of national consulting services will be required. The consultants will have extensive experience in (i) transport planning, including related financial management; (ii) economic evaluation of road projects; (iii) transport policy institutional arrangements; and (iv) environmental, social, and poverty impact assessments, including resettlement.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Miller, Jeffrey M.|
|Responsible ADB Department||Southeast Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Transport and Communications Division, SERD|
Dept. of Public Works & Highways
Bonifacio Drive, Port Area
|Concept Clearance||26 Mar 2008|
|Fact Finding||03 Oct 2007 to 07 Oct 2007|
|Approval||02 Jul 2008|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||27 Jan 2009|
|Last PDS Update||07 Nov 2010|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|02 Jul 2008||29 Jul 2008||29 Jul 2008||31 Mar 2009||31 Dec 2010||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|660,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||660,000.00||02 Jul 2008||659,622.30|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Road Sector Improvement Project: Volume 1: Executive Summary||Consultants' Reports||Feb 2011|
|Road Sector Improvement Project: Volume 2: Final Report||Consultants' Reports||Feb 2011|
|Preparing the Road Sector Improvement Project (Financed by the Japan Special Fund)||Technical Assistance Reports||Jul 2008|
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