A technical assistance loan is proposed as the financing modality. The Project will directly support DPWH and DOTr to deliver more effective and more innovative infrastructure projects. The key benefits include: (i) effective identification, analysis, and planning for infrastructure gaps, especially roads, urban transport, urban water, sanitation, and flood management; (ii) addressing critical constraints such as resettlement processes and inadequate access to international knowledge, best practices, innovation, and technology; and (iii) implementation management of sophisticated public infrastructure projects with international expertise to supplement national expertise and resources. The Project will also help address key operational areas for ADB through gap analysis and support for country system development in key areas such as: (i) land acquisition; (ii) procurement; and (iii) start-up delays.
|Project Name||Infrastructure Preparation and Innovation Facility|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Loan
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector||
Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Rural flood protection
Transport / Road transport (non-urban) - Transport policies and institutional development - Urban public transport
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||No gender elements|
|Description||A technical assistance loan is proposed as the financing modality. The Project will directly support DPWH and DOTr to deliver more effective and more innovative infrastructure projects. The key benefits include: (i) effective identification, analysis, and planning for infrastructure gaps, especially roads, urban transport, urban water, sanitation, and flood management; (ii) addressing critical constraints such as resettlement processes and inadequate access to international knowledge, best practices, innovation, and technology; and (iii) implementation management of sophisticated public infrastructure projects with international expertise to supplement national expertise and resources. The Project will also help address key operational areas for ADB through gap analysis and support for country system development in key areas such as: (i) land acquisition; (ii) procurement; and (iii) start-up delays.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||
The current administration under the Ten-Point Socioeconomic Agenda aims to ramp up public infrastructure projects such as national roads, expressways, bridges, airports, subways, and railways. Public spending on infrastructure is expected to reach 7% of gross domestic product (GDP) by 2022 or approximately $14.5 billion annually, from the current level of 3.4% of GDP in 2016. To materialize the goals of infrastructure investment, the government requested the Project from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to help the two key agencies responsible for national public infrastructure projects, namely DPWH and DOTr, conduct pre-investment activities which will in turn help accelerate the Investment Coordination Committee review and approval process and ensure timely, high-quality procurement and implementation.
To enhance national capacity, additional access to international sources of innovation, expertise, advice, and best practices would enable DPWH and DOTr to incorporate expertise and innovation in project formulation and implementation. An ADB-funded Project and its international procurement systems would facilitate DPWH and DOTr access to required specific technologies, international expertise, and innovation, complementing and building on nationally available expertise. The Project will help DPWH and DOTr to more effectively execute and implement public infrastructure projects by accelerating the due diligence stages, detailed engineering designs, and the bidding process preparation.
The Project is included in the Country Operations and Business Plan 2017 2019. It contributes to the inclusive economic growth and environmentally-sustainable growth agenda of the Midterm Review of Strategy 2020.
|Impact||Infrastructure development accelerated.|
|Description of Outcome||Delivery and quality of public infrastructure projects improved|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs||
Road and bridge projects prepared.
Water projects prepared.
Rail, public transport, port, and airport projects prepared.
Project development management systems improved.
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Environmental Aspects||The Project focus is on improving public system management and providing consulting services to support in the preparation of infrastructure projects for DPWH and DOTr. As such, it is not expected to have any direct adverse social and environmental impacts or to impact indigenous people. The project's environmental safeguard category is classified as category C.|
|Involuntary Resettlement||The project's social safeguard category is classified as category C for involuntary resettlement.|
|Indigenous Peoples||The project's social safeguard category is classified as category C for indigenous people.|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||The fact finding mission was held during 24 February- 14 March 2017 with respective government agencies: Department of Finance (DOF), National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), Department of Transportation (DOTr).|
|During Project Implementation|
|Consulting Services||All consultants will be recruited according to ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (March 2013, as amended from time to time). Three consulting packages will be advertised in 2nd quarter 2017, following Quality-Based Selection (QBS) to ensure highest possible standard of services. The Client for the consultancy contracts will be the government through DPWH and DOTr. Individual consultant packages will be advertised in 3rd quarter 2017. Advance action will be undertaken by ADB on behalf of the Government. The contracts will be signed after the loan is declared effective.|
|Procurement||There is no procurement of goods and works under the Project, procurement of office equipment and furniture for the consultants will be carried out by the consultants under their contract in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2015, as amended from time to time).|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Veron-Okamoto, Adrien|
|Responsible ADB Department||Southeast Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Transport and Communications Division, SERD|
Department of Finance
Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Complex
Roxas Blvd., Manila, Philippines
|Concept Clearance||11 Jan 2017|
|Fact Finding||24 Feb 2017 to 14 Mar 2017|
|MRM||13 Jun 2017|
|Approval||27 Oct 2017|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||29 Oct 2017|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|27 Oct 2017||08 Nov 2017||01 Feb 2018||30 Jun 2022||-||-|
|Financing Plan||Loan Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||164.06||Cumulative Contract Awards|
|ADB||100.00||27 Oct 2017||0.00||0.00||0%|
|Cofinancing||0.00||27 Oct 2017||0.00||0.00||0%|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Loan Agreement for Loan 3589-PHI: Infrastructure Preparation and Innovation Facility||Agreements||Nov 2017|
|Infrastructure Preparation and Innovation Facility: Project Administration Manual (As of Board Approval)||Project/Program Administration Manual||Oct 2017|
|Infrastructure Preparation and Innovation Facility: Report and Recommendation of the President||Reports and Recommendations of the President||Oct 2017|
|Infrastructure Preparation and Innovation Facility: Initial Poverty and Social Analysis||Initial Poverty and Social Analysis||Jan 2017|
|Infrastructure Preparation and Innovation Facility: Concept Paper||Concept Papers||Jan 2017|
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ADB Helps Philippines Bring in High-Technology Support for 'Build, Build, Build' ProjectsThe IPIF, supported by ADB, has contracted out the first of three consulting packages to help the Philippine government prepare several complex infrastructure projects worth more than $11 billion.
ADB Supports the Philippines in Accelerating Flagship Infrastructure ProjectsADB's Board of Directors has approved a $100 million loan for the Infrastructure Preparation and Innovation Facility, which will help the Philippine government accelerate the delivery of high quality public infrastructure projects.
|Tender Title||Type||Status||Posting Date||Deadline|
|Water (flood control) consultant firm to support DPWH with project preparation activities||Firm - Consulting||Closed||30 Jun 2017||29 Aug 2017|
|Road and bridge consultant firm to support DPWH with project preparation activities||Firm - Consulting||Closed||30 Jun 2017||29 Aug 2017|
|Transportation consultant firm to support DOTr with project preparation activities||Firm - Consulting||Closed||30 Jun 2017||29 Aug 2017|
No contracts awarded for this project were found
None currently available.