Philippines : Project Implementation Support and Institutional Strengthening for Road-Based Public Transport

Sovereign Project | 45296-007

The Transaction technical assistance (TA) will help the Government to develop capacity to manage implementation and operation of the ensuing project, Davao Public Transport Modernization Project, and establish the institutional structures for project implementation and operations. The project is aligned with the following impact: inclusive mobility and accessibility of the mass transport network in Davao City improved. The project will have the following outcome: reliability, efficiency, and environmental impact of public transport improved. The project will help to (i) finance the development of a modern bus system in Davao City, which will be operated with performance-based contracts, environmentally friendly with 380 electric buses, and designed friendly to elderly people, women, children, and people with disabilities; (ii) strengthen institutional capacity of the City and DOTr, and (iii) implement the social development.

Project Details

Project Name Project Implementation Support and Institutional Strengthening for Road-Based Public Transport
Project Number 45296-007
Country / Economy Philippines
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 10064-PHI: Project Implementation Support and Institutional Strengthening for Road-Based Public Transport
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 225,000.00
Operational Priorities OP1: Addressing remaining poverty and reducing inequalities
OP2: Accelerating progress in gender equality
OP3: Tackling climate change, building climate and disaster resilience, and enhancing environmental sustainability
OP4: Making cities more livable
OP6: Strengthening governance and institutional capacity
Sector / Subsector

Transport / Urban public transport

Gender Effective gender mainstreaming
Description

The Transaction technical assistance (TA) will help the Government to develop capacity to manage implementation and operation of the ensuing project, Davao Public Transport Modernization Project, and establish the institutional structures for project implementation and operations. The project is aligned with the following impact: inclusive mobility and accessibility of the mass transport network in Davao City improved. The project will have the following outcome: reliability, efficiency, and environmental impact of public transport improved. The project will help to (i) finance the development of a modern bus system in Davao City, which will be operated with performance-based contracts, environmentally friendly with 380 electric buses, and designed friendly to elderly people, women, children, and people with disabilities; (ii) strengthen institutional capacity of the City and DOTr, and (iii) implement the social development.

A capacity development program will support the DOTr and Davao City Government in the early project implementation phase. Capacity development will include (i) consulting services to develop and implement a public communication strategy with project-affected persons, other stakeholders, and the wider public; and (ii) other support by consultants and training, as required, to accelerate project implementation schedule. Institutional capacity building will be conducted to establish, maintain, and strengthen the capacity of road-based public transport policy and planning division and project management units for road-based projects in the DOTr.

ADB will administer the TA. The Transport and Communications Division of ADB's Southeast Asia Department will select, supervise, and evaluate consultants. The TA will be implemented in 24 months, from December 2022 to December 2024. The DOTr will be the executing agency and will provide necessary counterpart support and guide the implementation of the TA to achieve the TA outputs and desired outcomes within the agreed implementation period.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The project is the first intervention in the Philippines road-based public transport. ADB supported Davao City by developing an urban transport plan under policy advisory TA. This plan laid the groundwork for the public transport system improvement program, including performance-based franchising arrangements, extension of the service coverage area and hours of operation, and traffic management improvements to prioritize bus services at critical points across the network. The designs and specifications are prepared under the Infrastructure Preparation and Innovation Facility (IPIF). The TA will supplement support from the IPIF, which is focusing on design and project management for works and goods contracts, with support in the road sector capacity development and project and wide area of implementation support.

In the Philippines, road based public transport has been operated privately and the intervention of the Government has been limited. However, the Omnibus Guideline issued in 2017 requires the local public transport planning for issuance of franchises and aims to strengthen the intervention of the public sector. The project is the first city scale modernization following the guideline, and capacity of the Government needs to be strengthened.

Impact
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Davao, Davao
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services ADB will engage individual consultants and carry out recruitment following the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and its associated staff instructions. National consultants for communication and human resources will be mobilized through the individual consultant selection method.
Procurement There is no anticipated procurement activity under this TA.
Responsible ADB Officer Kimura, Shuji
Responsible ADB Department Sectors Group
Responsible ADB Division Transport Sector Office (SG-TRA)
Executing Agencies
Department of Transportation
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 16 Dec 2022
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 20 Dec 2022

TA 10064-PHI

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
16 Dec 2022 - 16 Dec 2022 31 Dec 2024 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
225,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 225,000.00 19 Jan 2024 173,215.55

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Communication Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Project Management Specialist (Technical SME/Public Sector Lead) Individual - Consulting Closed
Senior Human Resources Specialist (Project Director) Individual - Consulting Closed
Human Resource Specialist 3 Individual - Consulting Closed
Human Resource Specialist 4 Individual - Consulting Closed
Human Resource Specialist 1 (Project Coordinator) Individual - Consulting Closed
Project Management Specialist (Technical SME/Public Sector Lead) Individual - Consulting Closed
Human Resource Specialist 2 Individual - Consulting Closed

Contracts Awarded

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