This subproject will support STI-OP pillar 4 - social sustainbility by piloting nonmotorized transport components aimed at improving integrated and inclusive public transport systems in DMCs.
|Project Name||Implementation of Sustainable Transport in Asia and the Pacific - Promoting Socially Sustainable Transport through Improving Nonmotorized Transport (Subproject 4)|
Lao People's Democratic Republic
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Knowledge solutions
|Sector / Subsector||
Transport / Road transport (non-urban) - Transport policies and institutional development - Urban public transport - Water transport (non-urban)
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming|
|Description||This subproject will support STI-OP pillar 4 - social sustainbility by piloting nonmotorized transport components aimed at improving integrated and inclusive public transport systems in DMCs.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||The activities under this subproject will develop demonstrations of quality NMT facilities in strategic locations. These demonstration efforts are being designed to encourage replication as a way to both mainstream NMT within ADB's investment portfolio and to deliver more NMT support across the Asia and Pacific region. This technical assistance will also support the creation of technical guidance tools that will help capture the lessons learned of the NMT demonstrations.|
|Impact||Efficient, safe, affordable, and sustainable nonmotorized transport facilities developed in the three demonstration cities with replication across Asia and the Pacific|
|Description of Outcome||Access and mobility to jobs and services for the urban poor and vulnerable groups are improved through the provision of quality NMT facilities in the demonstration cities|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs||
Local capacity building and conceptual NMT plans
Demonstration of NMT units
NMT knowledge products
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||
The TA seeks to plan and deliver strategic demonstration initiatives on non-motorized transport (NMT). NMT encompasses the most fundamental of transport options, including walking, bicycles, tricycles, pedicabs, and other human powered vehicles. NMT represents the most affordable, base mode by which the urban poor use to access jobs and critical public services, such as education and healthcare. NMT facilities are particularly critical to the most vulnerable road users; these groups include the physically disabled, the elderly, women, road vendors, and students.
To date, relatively few high-quality pedestrian or bicycle facilities exist in the developing member countries (DMCs) of ADB. The lack of an understanding of NMT's development role has in turn led to a preference for many cities in the region to focus somewhat exclusively on roadway investments catering to cars and motorcycles. In turn, the economic, environmental, and social benefits of quality NMT facilities are not being pursued as development opportunities.
The intended impact of RETA 8168 is the delivery of efficient, safe, affordable, and sustainable NMT facilities developed in several demonstration cities with replication across Asia and the Pacific. By facilitating the development and implementation of quality pedestrian areas and the demonstration of NMT facilities and technologies, this technical assistance provides a basis for future scaling-up of these types of interventions. This project leads to an outcome in which access and mobility to jobs and services for the urban poor and vulnerable groups are improved through the provision of quality NMT facilities in the demonstration cities.
The project covers demonstration activities in cities of both the South East Asia and South Asia regions. RETA 8168 is comprised is several project components:
" Preparation of NMT development plans for selected cities South East Asia (Medan, Indonesia; Metro Manila, Philippines; and, Vientiane, Lao PDR)
" Physical demonstration of NMT vehicles and the preparation of the associated business plans for the long-term operation in cities of both South East Asia and South Asia
" Provision of capacity development support to local and national officials on NMT
" Production of an NMT technical design guidance tool.
NMT development plans have been fully completed for the cities of Medan, Metro Manila, and Vientiane. In Medan, the analysis has served to assist ADB in engaging the Government of Indonesia to conduct a wider feasibility investment on sustainable urban transport with support from the Cities Development Initiative for Asia (CDIA). In Metro Manila, the NMT component has been utilized as the basis for the greenway investment approved by the Board of the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA). In Vientiane, the work has been utilized as the basis for the NMT investment under the ADB-financed Vientiane Sustainable Urban Transport Project.
In addition, physical demonstration activities have taken place in Metro Manila with the Tutubi bicycle sharing system, which the Government is now expanding into a full system. Demonstration activities have also taken place with the modern pedicab sub-component, which involves the delivery and implementation of pedicabs to cities of Nepal and Lumbini in Nepal and Metro Manila in the Philippines. The test pedicabs have been produced and tested.
The consultant team has delivered capacity-building workshops and sessions in each of the project cities. The draft NMT design guide tool has been produced with the final document completed by December 2016.
One of the sub-components of the TA is the Ortigas Greenways. The Ortigas Central Business District in Metropolitan Manila, Philippines has been identified as an opportunity for a demonstration project targeting NMT. The Ortigas Greenways sub-component involves the development of the conceptual and detailed design of a linear pedestrian and bicycle corridor connecting the principal public transport hub of the area (the Ortigas Station of the MRT-3 system) to the principal employment and commercial destinations in the district. The infrastructure will consist of an elevated walkway from the station area, greenway amenities (energy-efficient street lighting, landscaping, and street furniture). The greenway will be fully universally accessible with features to allow use by persons with disabilities, including persons utilizing wheelchairs.
The activities completed on the Ortigas Greenways sub-component are:
" Production of conceptual plan
" Draft final detailed design plan
" Stakeholder engagement with all affected stakeholders
" Final detailed design plan and the associated tender documentation
The Government of the Philippines has received approval for its Special Vehicle Pollution Control Fund (SVPCF) to finance the first phase of the Ortigas Greenways project, utilizing the ADB-supported detailed design and tender documentation as the basis. Thus, the Ortigas Greenways sub-component will be fully implemented through the national Department of Transport (DOTr) with support from the affected local-government units.
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
The subproject will require an estimated 60 person-months of international consulting services and 76 person-months of national consulting services. There will be a total of three consultant appointments:
(i) National individual consultant (13 person-months)
(ii) International firm (56 person-months of international consultants, 63 person-months of national consultants)
(iii) International individual consultant (4 person-months)
The firm appointment will be selected on a basis of QCBS with a quality-cost ratio of 80:20. All consultants will be engaged by ADB in accordance with its Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time).
|Procurement||This technical assistance does entail the procurement of goods and equipment, specifically the procurement of demonstration NMT units. All procurement of goods and other services under the subproject will be done in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (April 2010, as amended from time to time). As per discussions with JFPR, NMT demonstration units will not be considered vehicles in terms of the prohibitions noted in the JFPR implementation guidelines. As the NMT units are for the explicit use of demonstrating the potential of NMT, these vehicles are acceptable project outputs by JFPR. Procurement will be conducted directly by ADB as the executing agency. RSDD will consult with OAIS to determine the most economic means of procuring the items, with OAIS being responsible for signing the contract with the suppliers.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Lee, Hun Ki|
|Responsible ADB Department||Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||SDAS|
|Fact Finding||03 Jul 2011 to 16 Jul 2011|
|Approval||19 Sep 2012|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||27 Jul 2017|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|19 Sep 2012||-||19 Sep 2012||31 Dec 2013||31 Dec 2016||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|998,000.00||2,000,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||2,998,000.00||19 Sep 2012||2,306,772.60|
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|Contract Title||Approval Number||Contract Date||Contractor||Contractor Address||Executing Agency||Contract Description||Total Contract Amount (US$)||Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)|
|Capacity Development||Technical Assistance 8168||21 Dec 2015||PGAA Creative Design (Philippines)||Unit 1404, Centerpoint Condominium, Garnett Corner Julia Vargas, Pasig City 1605, Philippines||Asian Development Bank||108,175.00||—|
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