41076-044: Road Improvement and Institutional Development Project | Asian Development Bank

Philippines: Road Improvement and Institutional Development Project

Sovereign (Public) Project | 41076-044 Status: Active

ADB is helping the Philippines improve access to efficient transport infrastructure and services in the country. The project covers periodic maintenance of about 340 kilometers of national roads on the west coast of the Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao regions; detailed engineering design of selected roads to be maintained or improved; and strengthening the government’s road sector operations.

 
Project Name Road Improvement and Institutional Development Project
Project Number 41076-044
Country Philippines
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2836-PHI: Road Sector Improvement and Institutional Development Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 62.00 million
Loan 8267-PHI: Road Sector Improvement and Institutional Development Project
OPEC Fund for International Development US$ 30.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Transport / Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description The project will result in improved accessibility of transport infrastructure and services. The outcome of the project will be more effective management by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) of the road network in the project areas. The project outputs include (i) periodic maintenance of nine national roads in the west coast of Luzon, the Visayas, and Mindanao; (ii) detailed engineering design of roads to be maintained or improved under the project and future projects; and (iii) strengthening institutional capacity in the road subsector.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

An efficient road subsector is crucial for the Philippines' economic growth and poverty reduction. An Asian Development Bank (ADB) analysis of roads in the Philippines and other countries found that roads are critical as social arteries for the delivery of government services, penetration of ideas and cultures, and dissemination of technology to the people.

The Philippine Development Plan 2011- 2016 envisions _a safe, secure, efficient, viable, competitive, dependable, integrated, environmentally sustainable, and people-oriented Philippine transportation system. It specifies six activities necessary to achieve this overall objective: (i) adopt a comprehensive long-term national transport policy; (ii) develop strategic transport infrastructure, and maintain and manage transport infrastructure assets; (iii) develop an integrated multimodal logistics and transport system; (iv) separate the regulatory and operation functions of transport and other concerned agencies; (v) comply with safety and security standards; and (vi) provide links to bring communities into the mainstream of progress and development. The project will contribute to achieving the plan's objective by helping to maintain and manage transport infrastructure assets, and to strengthen the institutional capacity of DPWH, one of the primary agencies in the transport sector.

The project supports the key objective of ADB's strategy for the Philippines of helping the country achieve high, inclusive, and sustainable growth. The project has been included in the ADB lending program to assist in improving the investment climate and expanding private sector development through the scaling up of infrastructure investments and supporting policy reforms. The project is also fully consistent with ADB''s Strategy 2020 through its focus on improving the delivery of infrastructure services as well as investing in physical assets. The project supports ADB''s transport sector strategy for the Philippines by focusing on maintaining existing roads and improving institutional capacity in the subsector.

Impact Improved accessibility of transport infrastructure and services
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome DPWH manages the road network in the project area more effectively
Progress Toward Outcome Delays in procurement due to EA's lengthy internal processes and planned new recruitment of consultants.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

National roads on the west coast of Luzon, in the Visayas, and in Mindanao periodically maintained

Detailed engineering design of selected roads to be maintained or improved under the project and future projects

DPWH operations in the road sector are strengthened

Project completed on time and within budget

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

All 10 civil works contracts for Periodic maintenance have been awarded. 7 out 10 contracts are completed. The remaining three civil works contracts will be completed by June 2019.

2 goods contracts on IT Facilities (G-10) and Communications Network (G-11) have been awarded. Delivery is 100% for IT facilities (computer and software for 47 DEOs). G-11 is likewise completed.

Construction Supervision consultants have been recruited and have commenced services.

Detailed engineering design consultants' contract signed in December 2014, and they mobilized in January 2015.

DPWH proposed to cancel the ICD component on Institutionalization of Road Maintenance and Management System, component on Enhancement of the Traffic Recording Analysis System (TARAS)/Improvement of Road Safety Audit (RSA) System, the ICD component on Enhancement of the Traffic Recording Analysis System (TARAS)/Improvement of Road Safety Audit (RSA) System, ICD component on Development and Installation of Project Management Information System (PMIS), the ICD component on Technical Assistance for Environmental and Social Safeguards/Gender Mainstreaming in Infrastructure Development. These deletions were approved on 24 Nov 2015.

Instead, DPWH requested and ADB approved 4 ICD components Human resource Management Phase 2, Strengthening Fiscal Accountability Phase 2, Project Management and Coordination (PMC), and Institutionalization of the New Planning Processes. The consulting services for the latter 3 components were awarded. The consulting services for the ICD Human Resource Management Phase 2 component are envisaged to mobilize in October 2018.

Due to the delayed award of the last civil works contracts, the loan closing date has been extended to 30 June 2019 for OFID loan and 30 December 2019 for ADB loan.

Geographical Location Baguio City, Bauang, Butuan, Cabangan, Cagayan de Oro, Calinog, Candelaria, Carmen, Castillejos, Dipolog City, Guihulngan, Iloilo, Jaro, Kabacan, La Libertad, Manjuyod, Masinloc, Naguilian, Olongapo City, Palauig, Palo, Poblacion, Province of Agusan del Norte, Province of Benguet, Province of Iloilo, Province of La Union, Province of Leyte, Province of Misamis Oriental, Province of Negros Oriental, Province of North Cotabato, Province of Zambales, Province of Zamboanga del Norte, San Marcelino, San Narciso, Santa Cruz, Subic, Tanauan, Tolosa, Vallehermoso
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects The IEE conducted for the Project has not identified any major environmental concerns given that all the proposed civil works are only asset preservation of existing pavement and are located within the existing right-of-way (ROW).
Involuntary Resettlement The Project will have no resettlement impact as it only involves periodic maintenance of the existing pavement.
Indigenous Peoples Surveys of the project roads covered indicate that no indigenous peoples specific actions or plan is required.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Responsible ADB Officer Kimura, Shuji
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Dept. of Public Works & Highways
[email protected]
DPWH Building
Bonifacio Drive, Port Area
Manila, Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance 10 Jun 2009
Fact Finding 05 Jun 2011 to 18 Jun 2011
MRM 09 Sep 2011
Approval 15 Dec 2011
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 27 Sep 2018

Loan 2836-PHI

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
15 Dec 2011 12 Mar 2012 20 Jul 2012 30 Jun 2016 30 Dec 2019 -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 100.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 62.00 15 Dec 2011 57.51 0.00 93%
Counterpart 38.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 15 Dec 2011 44.56 0.00 72%

Loan 8267-PHI

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
09 Oct 2009 20 Jul 2012 17 Sep 2012 30 Jun 2017 30 Jun 2019 -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 30.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 09 Oct 2009 0.00 29.05 97%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 30.00 09 Oct 2009 0.00 25.61 85%

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Title Document Type Document Date
Road Improvement and Institutional Development Project: Procurement Plan Procurement Plans Apr 2016
Road Improvement and Institutional Development Project: Project Procurement-Related Review Report Project Procurement-Related Reviews Dec 2015
Road Improvement and Institutional Development Project Project/Program Administration Manual Oct 2012
Loan Agreement for Road Improvement and Institutional Development Project Loan Agreement (Ordinary Resources) Mar 2012
Road Improvement and Institutional Development Project Summary Poverty Reduction and Social Strategies Nov 2011
Road Improvement and Institutional Development Project Project/Program Administration Manual Nov 2011
Road Improvement and Institutional Development Project Reports and Recommendations of the President Nov 2011

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
Road Improvement and Institutional Development Project: Semiannual Environmental Monitoring Report No. 7 (July-December 2017) Environmental Monitoring Reports May 2018
Road Improvement and Institutional Development Project: Semiannual Environmental Monitoring Report No. 6 (January-June 2017) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2017
Road Improvement and Institutional Development Project: Semiannual Environmental Monitoring Report No. 5 (July-December 2016) Environmental Monitoring Reports Apr 2017
Road Improvement and Institutional Development Project: Semiannual Environmental Monitoring Report No. 4 (January-June 2016) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2016
Road Improvement and Institutional Development Project: Semiannual Environmental Monitoring Report No. 3 (July-December 2015) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2016
Road Improvement and Institutional Development Project: Semiannual Environmental Monitoring Report No. 2 (January-June 2015) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2015
Road Improvement and Institutional Development Project: Semiannual Environmental Monitoring Report No. 1 (2014) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2015
Road Improvement and Institutional Development Project: Initial Environmental Examination (as of Board approval) Environmental Assessment and Measures Aug 2011
Road Improvement and Institutional Development Project Environmental Assessment and Measures Aug 2011
Road Sector Institutional Development and Investment Program: Resettlement Framework (Revised) Resettlement Frameworks Sep 2009

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

None currently available.

Related Publications

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Human Resource Management (HRM) National Human Resource (HR) and Organizational Development Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 08 Jun 2018 17 Jun 2018
Human Resource Management (HRM) International Reengineering and IT Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 08 Jun 2018 17 Jun 2018
Consulting Services for the Strengthening of Fiscal Accountability - Phase II Firm - Consulting Closed 30 Mar 2017 02 May 2017

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor Contractor Address Executing Agency Contract Description Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
CONSULTING SERVICES FOR STRENGTHENING OF FISCAL AC COUNTABILITY - PHASE II Loan 2836 07 Mar 2018 AARC LTD. 31 MESPIL RD. DUBLIN 4,DO4 Y9Y7 IRELAND IRELAND Dept. of Public Works & Highways Consulting Services 682,801.00 682,801.00
INSTITUTIONALIZATION OF THE NEW PLANNING PROCESS LOAN 2836-PHI CONTRACT NO. CS-IC-02B Loan 2836 18 Nov 2017 CARDNO EMERGING MARKETS (AUSTRALIA) PTY LTD 5/501 SWANSON ST. MELBOURNE VIC 3000 AUSTRALIA AUSTRALIA Dept. of Public Works & Highways 773,968.00 773,968.00
PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND COORDINATION Loan 2836 09 Oct 2017 SMEC INTERNATIONAL PTY., LTD UNIT 903-907 THE ORIENT SQUARE BLDG ORTIGAS AVE, PASIG CITY PHILIPPINES AUSTRALIA Dept. of Public Works & Highways 533,619.00 522,059.00

Procurement Plan