The transaction TA grant is split into two phases; phase 1 will ensure smooth and timely start-up of the proposed Project and phase 2 will implement a project management and monitoring system. The TA will directly support the Government and the proposed Project by: (i) screening and prioritizing projects for inclusion in the proposed Project; (ii) enhancing the current management and monitoring system and structures, (iii) identifying key specialist support to augment capacity in DOF, NEDA, DPWH, and DOTr, and (iv) supporting in the implementation of a project management and monitoring system as part of the Build Build Build program.
|Project Name||Strengthening Infrastructure Capacity and Innovation for Inclusive Growth|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|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 / Transport policies and institutional development
Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Urban policy, institutional and capacity development
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||No gender elements|
|Description||The transaction TA grant is split into two phases; phase 1 will ensure smooth and timely start-up of the proposed Project and phase 2 will implement a project management and monitoring system. The TA will directly support the Government and the proposed Project by: (i) screening and prioritizing projects for inclusion in the proposed Project; (ii) enhancing the current management and monitoring system and structures, (iii) identifying key specialist support to augment capacity in DOF, NEDA, DPWH, and DOTr, and (iv) supporting in the implementation of a project management and monitoring system as part of the Build Build Build program.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||
To realize the goal of accelerated infrastructure development, the Government requested urgent assistance from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to supplement capacity and improve systems and procedures for project development and project monitoring. This assistance will be provided in two forms. An Infrastructure Preparation and Innovation Facility Project will support the two key agencies responsible for national public infrastructure, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and the Department of Transport (DOTr). The Project will assist Government in making objective investment decisions, provide a robust project pipeline ready for implementation, and assist with the preparation activities to fill the infrastructure gap of the country.
Prior to the start-up of the proposed Project, a technical assistance (TA) grant, which will provide support in the development and establishment of the infrastructure project monitoring and management system in the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA), Department of Finance (DOF), DOTr, and DPWH. The Project is aligned with the following impact: infrastructure development accelerated. The outcome of the Project will be delivery and quality of public infrastructure projects improved.
The proposed project is included in the Country Operations and Business Plan 2017- 2019. The impact will be infrastructure development accelerated. It has the following outcome: delivery and quality of public infrastructure projects improved. The Project comprises four outputs: (i) road and bridge projects prepared; (ii) water projects prepared; (iii) rail, public transport, port, and airport project prepared; and (iv) proposed Project monitoring system prepared.
|Description of Outcome|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs|
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|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|
The TA will require 140 person months of international specialists and 332 person months of national specialists for a total of 472 person months of specialist inputs. The consultants may provide support and advice in technical areas of project management, road and bridge engineering, flood protection works, tunneling, ports, airports, and railways. It will also provide support with the implementation of the project management and monitoring system. National specialists will be recruited to complement the international expertise and ensure adequate knowledge of local conditions and regulations.
In the first phase, for Outputs 1,2 and 3, the experts include: (i) project management and monitoring specialist (5 person-months, individual, international), (ii) senior international experts (15 person-months, individual, international), and (iii) national experts (32 person-months, individuals, national). The second phase, Output 4, will be prepared under Output 3 and the detailed TOR and recruitment of the firm to support the implementation of the project management and implantation system. Output-based or lump-sum contracts may be considered in engaging consulting services to reduce administrative burden and improve economy, efficiency, and value for money. The team of consultants will work closely with DOF and NEDA staff to support and advise on an interim basis throughout the proposed project.
The consultants will be engaged by ADB in accordance with the Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time). The TA disbursement will be done following ADB's Technical Assistance Disbursement Handbook (2010, 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
Ms. Maria Edita Z. Tan, Assistant Secretary, International Finance Group
DOF Building Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Complex Roxas Blvd., Manila, Philippines
|Approval||30 Jun 2017|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||07 Jul 2017|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|30 Jun 2017||14 Aug 2017||14 Aug 2017||28 Feb 2021||-||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|5,000,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||5,000,000.00||30 Jun 2017||175,690.52|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Strengthening Infrastructure Capacity and Innovation for Inclusive Growth: Technical Assistance Report||Technical Assistance Reports||Jun 2017|
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|Tender Title||Type||Status||Posting Date||Deadline|
|Railway Civil Engineer (Team Leader)||Individual - Consulting||Closed||26 Jul 2017||01 Aug 2017|
|Railway Civil Engineer||Individual - Consulting||Closed||26 Jul 2017||01 Aug 2017|
|Estimator/ Quantity Surveyor||Individual - Consulting||Closed||26 Jul 2017||08 Aug 2017|
|Transportation Planner||Individual - Consulting||Closed||26 Jul 2017||08 Aug 2017|
|Train Operations Planner||Individual - Consulting||Closed||26 Jul 2017||08 Aug 2017|
|Procurement Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||26 Jul 2017||08 Aug 2017|
|Land Acquisition/Resettlement Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Active||26 Jul 2017||22 Aug 2017|
|Communications Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||22 Jul 2017||26 Jul 2017|
|National Project Management and Monitoring Specialist (DPWH assignment)||Individual - Consulting||Closed||07 Jul 2017||21 Jul 2017|
|National Project Management and Monitoring Specialist (DOTr assignment)||Individual - Consulting||Closed||07 Jul 2017||21 Jul 2017|
|Project Management and Monitoring Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||27 Jun 2017||09 Jul 2017|
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