Philippines: Metro Manila Transport Project, Phase 1
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.
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|Project Name||Metro Manila Transport Project, Phase 1|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
|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.
|Description of Outcome|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|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|
|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|
|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|
Department of Transportation
Pinatubo St. corner Sergio Osmena Sr. St Clark Freeport Zone, Mabalacat City Pampanga 2009
|Approval||01 Dec 2017|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||09 Oct 2019|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|01 Dec 2017||29 Jan 2018||29 Jan 2018||31 Dec 2018||31 Aug 2019||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|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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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Metro Manila Transport Project, Phase 1:Technical Assistance Completion Report||TA Completion Reports||Jul 2020|
|Metro Manila Transport Project, Phase 1: Initial Poverty and Social Analysis||Initial Poverty and Social Analysis||Dec 2017|
|Metro Manila Transport Project, Phase 1: Concept Paper||Concept Papers||Nov 2017|
|Preparing the Metro Manila Transport Project, Phase 1: Project Preparatory Technical Assistance Report||Project Preparatory Technical Assistance Reports||Nov 2017|
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|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|
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