Philippines: Metro Manila Transport Project, Phase 1

Sovereign (Public) Project | 51117-002

The proposed loan will address the key issue of high cost of transport across Manila and more specifically on the major transport corridor of the Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA), by reducing travel time, increasing passenger throughput; improving connectivity between different transport modes and the surroundings areas; and improving the ability of government to manage and operate the various transport systems that run along EDSA in a more efficient and effective way. The indicative loan amount of $500 million will improve all major transport modes along EDSA, Metro Rail Transport Line 3 (MRT-3), buses, and private vehicles, as well as improve pedestrian facilities.

Project Details

Project Name Metro Manila Transport Project, Phase 1
Project Number 51117-002
Country Philippines
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9432-PHI: Metro Manila Transport Project, Phase 1
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.50 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Transport / Urban public transport - Urban roads and traffic management

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The proposed loan will address the key issue of high cost of transport across Manila and more specifically on the major transport corridor of the Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA), by reducing travel time, increasing passenger throughput; improving connectivity between different transport modes and the surroundings areas; and improving the ability of government to manage and operate the various transport systems that run along EDSA in a more efficient and effective way. The indicative loan amount of $500 million will improve all major transport modes along EDSA, Metro Rail Transport Line 3 (MRT-3), buses, and private vehicles, as well as improve pedestrian facilities.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The traffic conditions in Manila are deteriorating, resulting in economic loses and social costs to all. The government has developed an overarching plan to improve the transport situation through both large infrastructure projects and system operations improvements. The proposed loan is directly aligned with the Manila transport plans and will augment the major infrastructure proposals through support for system management and operations improvement, notably along the main transport corridor in the city.

The congestion is getting worse, resulting in economic loss, social and gender exclusion, and deteriorating air quality and road safety. Urgent action is required to improve EDSA and reduce the cost of transport to allow continued and sustainable development of the city. In 2016, NCR accounts for 36.6% of the countries gross domestic product (GDP). Congestion on EDSA is estimated to cost PhP2.4 billion a day. The transaction technical assistance (TRTA) and proposed loan are included in the ADB's country operations and business plan.

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 National Capital Region, National Capital Region
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Stakeholder communication and consultation will be conducted for design features catering for all users to ensure suitable travel environment for those with disabilities, women, the elderly and the youth.
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services A team of transport planners, engineers, and associated skills will be required through individuals and several firms, under quality-cost based selection criteria. The initial consultant inputs will be a scoping exercise to determine the exact requirements and phasing of the proposed loan and TRTA activities.
Procurement ADB will engage consulting firms and individual consultants in accordance with ADB's Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and the associated Project Administration Instructions and Technical Assistance Staff Instructions
Responsible ADB Officer Kimura, Shuji
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Department of Transportation
Pinatubo St. corner Sergio Osmena Sr. St Clark Freeport Zone, Mabalacat City Pampanga 2009
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 01 Dec 2017
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 09 Oct 2019

TA 9432-PHI

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
01 Dec 2017 29 Jan 2018 29 Jan 2018 31 Dec 2018 31 Aug 2019 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,500,000.00 07 Sep 2021 1,321,583.32

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Railway Rolling Stock Maintenance and Depot Operation Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 28 Jun 2018 04 Jul 2018
Power Supply and Overhead Catenary System Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 21 Feb 2018 27 Feb 2018
Track Maintenance Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 23 Jan 2018 04 Feb 2018
Signal and Telecom Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 23 Jan 2018 04 Feb 2018
Civil/Structural Expert for Viaduct and Station Structures Individual - Consulting Closed 21 Dec 2017 15 Jan 2018
Railway Operations Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 21 Dec 2017 15 Jan 2018

Contracts Awarded

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Procurement Plan

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