Philippines: Water District Development Sector Project

Sovereign (Public) Project | 41665-013

The Asian Development Bank is working with the Philippines to help water service providers outside Metro Manila cut water-borne diseases by reducing environmental pollution. 

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Dang, Thuy Trang
    Southeast Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Country
    Philippines
  • Modality
    • Grant
    • Loan
    • Technical Assistance
  • Sector
    • Water and other urban infrastructure and services
Project Name Water District Development Sector Project
Project Number 41665-013
Country Philippines
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Loan
Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0477-PHI: Water District Development Sector Project
Urban Environmental Infrastructure Fund under the Urban Financing Partnership Facility US$ 2.00 million
Loan 3389-PHI: Water District Development Sector Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 60.00 million
TA 9103-PHI: Water District Development Sector Project
Urban Environmental Infrastructure Fund under the Urban Financing Partnership Facility US$ 500,000.00
Multi-Donor Trust Fund under the Water Financing Partnership Facility US$ 500,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Urban sanitation - Urban water supply

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The Project will enable twelve water districts (WDs), corporatized water utilities operating outside Metro Manila, to expand and rehabilitate supply systems. It will also support two of them to build pilot sanitation facilities, in order to reduce water-related diseases due to unsafe drinking water and the lack of sanitation facilities. The project will provide capacity development technical assistance to strengthen the capacity of the Local Water Utilities Administration and the sustainability of the target WDs.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Provincial water and sanitation coverage has not kept pace with the country''s growing population and needs significant improvement. While over 90% of Metro Manila's residents have access to piped water, it is estimated that less than half of the people living in provincial areas do. Sanitation remains a big challenge especially outside Metro Manila where there are no significant sewerage systems and septic tank effluent is discharged without treatment, exposing millions to water-related diseases. Acute watery diarrhea is one of the leading causes of morbidity in the country. The Government of the Philippines seeks to catalyze urban water supply and sanitation to improve health and living conditions and promote inclusive growth.
Impact Improving the level and standard of service in the water and sanitation sector
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Increased access to safe drinking water and to improved sanitation for the communities outside Metro Manila that participating WDs serve.
Progress Toward Outcome Twelve water districts have been selected for project support. Eighteen (18) packages have been awarded, and others are under different stages of bidding and preparation.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Water supply systems extended and rehabilitated, and new sanitation facilities constructed

Capacity of participating water districts and LWUA developed

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

A final list of 12 water districts was agreed with LWUA for the project to stay focused.

Indicator to be revisited during the proposed midterm review mission.

Only two water districts expressed interest in developing new wastewater facilities, while the demand for water supply facilities is much higher.

Indicator to be revisited during the proposed midterm review mission.

339 peopled trained.

Indicator to be revisited during the proposed midterm review mission.

Due to COVID-19 pandemic only 3 training workshops have been organized.

Indicator to be revisited during the proposed midterm review mission.

Due to COVID-19 pandemic only 3 training workshops have been organized.

Indicator to be revisited during the proposed midterm review mission.

Due to COVID-19 pandemic only 3 training workshops have been organized.

Indicator to be revisited during the proposed midterm review mission.

Geographical Location Nation-wide, City of Koronadal, Province of La Union
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects The project is environment category B under ADB's SPS and as of 15 April 2021, six (6) initial environmental examinations (IEEs) were already disclosed. Another six (6) IEEs at the concept/feasibility phase for design and build contracts have also been reviewed by ADB. The IEEs will be revisited after detailed engineering design to check if these need to be updated due to any changes in the project scope, design, and location, which would result to significant impacts not included in the original assessment. LWUA was advised to incorporate the relevant provisions of the environmental management plan (EMP) into the works contracts to ensure that contractors allocate sufficient resources for environmental management and monitoring, and not to allow civil works to proceed unless all relevant environmental permits have been secured. LWUA and the WDs were also advised to prepare a separate semi-annual environmental monitoring report (SEMR) once construction works are started. A combined social and environmental monitoring report was allowed prior to construction, since environmental safeguard activities were mostly limited to processing of permits. ADB shared with LWUA and the WDs an environmental monitoring checklist/template based on the EMP to assist them during site inspections.
Involuntary Resettlement The Involuntary Resettlement category is "B" as land acquisition and resettlement impacts are limited. A resettlement framework (RF) has been prepared, embodying specific requirements for all subprojects to be financed under the sector loan. Significant progress was made in 2020, with 11 out of 12 resettlement DDRs submitted and disclosed. The DDR for Valencia is currently pending. Confirmation of negotiated settlement or land for land transactions, which is provided through a third-party validation checklist and its attachments for all subprojects are pending. The third-party validation checklist, which confirms that all actions have been conducted in line with agreed upon conditions in the DDRs are to be submitted before construction commences.
Indigenous Peoples The project was originally categorized as a C for Indigenous People. One subproject, Metro Kidapawan has triggered the IP safeguards policy and a recategorization shall be sought after the upcoming Midterm Review Mission.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design A socio-economic survey, including household surveys and focus group discussions, was conducted as part of the preparation of the Project.
During Project Implementation Project implementation will be complemented by further socio-economic surveys as part of the project performance monitoring activities.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services tbd
Procurement tbd
Responsible ADB Officer Dang, Thuy Trang
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban Development and Water Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Local Water Utilities Administration
Ms. Josephine Tumbaga
Katipunan Road, Balara
Diliman, Quezon City
Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance 10 Oct 2007
Fact Finding 17 Dec 2012 to 19 Jun 2013
MRM 08 May 2014
Approval 22 Apr 2016
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 08 Jun 2010
Last PDS Update 28 Jul 2021

Grant 0477-PHI

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
22 Apr 2016 19 May 2016 17 Feb 2017 31 Oct 2022 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 2.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 07 Sep 2021 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 2.00 07 Sep 2021 0.00 0.00 0%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - Satisfactory Satisfactory Unsatisfactory - Unsatisfactory

Loan 3389-PHI

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
22 Apr 2016 19 May 2016 17 Feb 2017 31 Oct 2022 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 73.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 60.00 07 Sep 2021 22.86 0.00 38%
Counterpart 13.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 07 Sep 2021 6.71 0.00 11%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - Satisfactory Satisfactory Unsatisfactory - Unsatisfactory

TA 9103-PHI

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
22 Apr 2016 17 Mar 2017 17 Mar 2017 30 Jun 2018 22 Apr 2021 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 07 Sep 2021 975,020.94
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - Unsatisfactory Unsatisfactory Unsatisfactory - Unsatisfactory

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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
Water District Development Sector Project: Environmental and Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2020) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Mar 2021
Water District Development Sector Project: Norzagaray Subproject Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Mar 2021
Water District Development Sector Project: Metro Kidapawan Subproject Indigenous Peoples Plan Indigenous Peoples Plans/Indigenous Peoples Development Plans Mar 2021
Water District Development Sector Project: Metro Tuguegarao Subproject Social Safeguards Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Feb 2021
Water District Development Sector Project: Santa Maria Subproject Social Safeguards Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Jan 2021
Water District Development Sector Project: Tanjay Subproject Social Safeguards Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Dec 2020
Water District Development Sector Project: Santa Maria Subproject Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Oct 2020
Water District Development Sector Project: Bayawan Subproject Social Safeguards Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Sep 2020
Water District Development Sector Project: Environmental and Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2020) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Sep 2020
Water District Development Sector Project: Norzagaray Subproject Social Safeguards Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Jul 2020
Water District Development Sector Project: Metro Kidapawan Subproject Social Safeguards Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Jul 2020
Water District Development Sector Project: Manolo Fortich Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination May 2020
Water District Development Sector Project: Norzagaray Subproject Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination May 2020
Water District Development Sector Project: Zamboanga City Subproject Social Safeguards Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports May 2020
Water District Development Sector Project: Manolo Fortich Subproject Social Safeguards Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports May 2020
Water District Development Sector Project: Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2019) Social Monitoring Reports May 2020
Water District Development Sector Project: Metro Cotabato Water District Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Apr 2020
Water District Development Sector Project: Plaridel Subproject Social Safeguards Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Apr 2020
Water District Development Sector Project: Metro Cotabato Subproject Social Safeguards Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Apr 2020
Water District Development Sector Project: Polomolok Subproject Social Safeguards Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Apr 2020
Water District Development Sector Project: Polomolok Water District Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Mar 2020
Water District Development Sector Project: Metro Kidapawan Water District Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Mar 2020
Water District Development Sector Project: City of Koronadal Water District Septage Treatment System Subproject Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Mar 2016
Water District Development Sector Project: City of Koronadal Water District Barangay Paraiso Water Supply Subproject Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Mar 2016
Water District Development Sector Project: Metro San Fernando Water District Water Supply Subproject Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Feb 2016
Water District Development Sector Project: Septage Treatment Subproject Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Mar 2014
Water District Development Sector Project: Barangay Paraiso Water Supply System Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Mar 2014
Water District Development Sector Project Resettlement Frameworks Mar 2014
Water District Development Sector Project: Metro San Fernando (La Union) Water District Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Mar 2014
Water District Development Sector Project Indigenous Peoples Planning Frameworks/Indigenous Peoples Development Frameworks Mar 2014
Water District Development Sector Project Environmental Assessment and Review Framework Mar 2014

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

None currently available.


Related Publications

None currently available.


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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Project Management Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 28 May 2021 01 Jul 2021
Project Management and Implementation Assistance Consultant Firm - Consulting Closed 26 Mar 2021 30 Apr 2021
Project Management Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 25 Mar 2021 09 Apr 2021
3389-PHI: Water District Development Sector Project [WDDSP-BAWAD-OCB-01] Invitation for Bids Closed 07 Oct 2019 30 Oct 2019
Water District Development Sector Project - National Institutional Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 20 Oct 2017 26 Oct 2017
WDDSP Firm - Consulting Closed 23 Sep 2017 26 Oct 2017

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor Contractor Address Executing Agency Contract Description Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF PLARIDEL WATER SUPPLY SYSTEM Loan 3389 09 Jul 2021 M.E. SICAT CONSTRUCTION INC. 8F COHER CENTER 1424 QUEZON AVE. BRGY. SOUTH TRIANGLE QUEZON CITY PHILIPPINES Local Water Utilities Administration CONSTRUCTION 4422999.6 4422999.6
CIVIL WORKS FOR PIPELAYING AND RELATED WORKS FOR S ANTA MARIA WATER DISTRICT Loan 3389 29 May 2021 ICP-FNET ENGINEERING NO. 187 SAN JOSE-BOCAUE ROAD, TUNGKONG MANGGA, CITY OF SAN JUAN DEL MONTE, BUL., PHILIPPINES Local Water Utilities Administration CONSTRUCTION 1408644.51 1331120.355
PROCUREMENT OF VARIOUS UPVC PIPES FOR MANOLO FORTI CH WATER SUPPLY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT. Loan 3389 11 Feb 2021 MOLDEX PRODUCTS, INC. MOLDEX BDLG. LIGAYA ST. COR WEST AVENUE QUEZON CITY, PHILIPPINES Local Water Utilities Administration SUPPLY OF GOODS 1682307.42 1564180.162
PROCUREMENT OF PIPES, VALVES AND FITTINGS (LOT 1) Loan 3389 02 Feb 2021 ATLANTA INDUSTRIES, INC. NO.3 M. DE LEON ST., POBLACION, SANTA MARIA, BULACAN PHILIPPINES Local Water Utilities Administration SUPPLY OF GOODS 1298890.39 1208539.857
SUPPLY AND INSTALLATION OF VARIOUS EQUIPMENT AND F ACILITIES (LOT A) Loan 3389 16 Nov 2020 REFTEC INDUSTRIAL SUPPLY AND SERVICES INC. 6001-C TATALON, BRGY. UGONG, VALENZUELA CITY PHILIPPINES Local Water Utilities Administration SUPPLY OF GOODS 1647091.61 1547519.885
PROCUREMENT OF PIPES, VALVES AND FITTINGS Loan 3389 16 Nov 2020 NATION MANUFACTURING & INDUSTRIAL PROD CORP. 1058 DEL MONTE AVENUE, QUEZON CITY PHILIPPINES PHILIPPINES Local Water Utilities Administration SUPPLY OF GOODS 1237925.18 1171414.691
IMPROVEMENT OF WATER SUPPLY SYSTEM FOR POLOMOLOK W ATER DISTRICT Loan 3389 13 Oct 2020 CB GARAY PHILWIDE BUILDERS YAKAL WEST ST., MARCOS HIGHWAY, SANTOLAN PASIG CITY PHILIPPINES Local Water Utilities Administration CONSTRUCTION 1905214.79 1790389.375
Capacity Development Technical Assistance 9103 29 Mar 2017 Woodfields Consultants, Inc. (Philippines) in Association with SMEC Philippines, Inc. (Philippines) 153 Kamias Road Extension, Kamias Quezon City, Metro Manila 1102 Philippin Local Water Utilities Administration 897566

Procurement Plan