Philippines: Davao Public Transport Modernization Project

Sovereign Project | 45296-006

The project aims to introduce a modern bus systemin Davao City to replace current Public Utility Jeepneys (PUJ). The new system include (i) buses replacing PUJs in the city, (ii) optimization of bus routes, (iii) bus stops, bus depots/terminals, and minor improvement of roads, (iv) traffic management system, which will prioritize bus transport, (v) introducing performance based contracts with bus operators, and (vi) social development program for affected people.

Project Details

Project Name Davao Public Transport Modernization Project
Project Number 45296-006
Country Philippines
Project Status Proposed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan: Davao Public Transport Modernization Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 881.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Transport / Transport policies and institutional development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The project aims to introduce a modern bus systemin Davao City to replace current Public Utility Jeepneys (PUJ). The new system include (i) buses replacing PUJs in the city, (ii) optimization of bus routes, (iii) bus stops, bus depots/terminals, and minor improvement of roads, (iv) traffic management system, which will prioritize bus transport, (v) introducing performance based contracts with bus operators, and (vi) social development program for affected people.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The government recognized that an improved and operationally efficient public transport system in highly urbanized cities is a key factor to sustainable economic growth. Strong economic growth in Davao City has resulted in rapidly growing demand for travel and increased traffic congestion. In line with Presidential Administration Order No. 254, through its National Environmentally Sustainable Transport Strategy, the Davao City approached the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to modernize public transport systems in the city. Davao City is the main trade, commerce, and industry hub of Mindanao. It is also the 5th most populated city in the Philippines and the largest by land area. Popular modes of public transportation are tricycles, buses, taxis, pedicabs, and jeepneys. Current inter-city, inter-provincial and inter-regional connectivity is heavily congested due to the increase of private vehicles and cargo trucks utilizing the roads as a consequence of rapid urbanization.
Impact Inclusive mobility and accessibility achieved through upgrading and expansion of the country's mass transport network
Outcome Reliable and efficient public transport to be provided
Outputs

Modern bus system developed

Institutional Capacity Strengthened

Social Development Program delivered

Geographical Location Davao City
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement A
Indigenous Peoples A
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects Safeguards due diligence ongoing. Small environmental effects are expected due to the construction of depots/terminals and bus stops on the roads.
Involuntary Resettlement Safeguards due diligence ongoing. The land for depots/terminals will be required. The locations are being finalized.
Indigenous Peoples Safeguards due diligence ongoing
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design The main stakeholders groups are the city officials in Davao, public transport owners and/or operators, and passengers. The city officials and passengers will directly benefit from improved management and public transport services. The owners and/or operators could benefit through enhanced services and revenue streams, but could also be negatively impacted by the transition to a modern public transport system. To address the potential negative impact on owners and/or operators, the project preparatory TA will assess needs and prepare livelihood components for inclusion in the project.
During Project Implementation The project will introduce new forms of performance-based contracts for public transport service operations. Such contracts will include a passenger feedback and measurement system ensuring that the passengers are fully involved in the process and have an active and direct involvement in the project outcomes.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services contract packages being finalized.
Procurement contract packages being finalized.
Responsible ADB Officer Kimura, Shuji
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Department of Transportation
The Columbia Tower, Brgy. Wack-wack,
Ortigas Avenue, 1555, Mandaluyong City
Philippines
Department of Transportation and Communications
Project Implementation Unit
Davao International Airport Devt Project
Davao Int'l Airport
Timetable
Concept Clearance 10 Aug 2015
Fact Finding 14 Jun 2021 to 31 Oct 2021
MRM 10 Dec 2021
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 19 Nov 2021

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
45296-PHI: Davao Public Transport Modernization Project [OCB 21-142-6] Invitation for Bids Active 19 Nov 2021 06 Jan 2022
PHI 45296-006 Davao Public Transport Modernization Project Advance Notice Active 08 Nov 2021 31 Dec 2021

Contracts Awarded

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Procurement Plan

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