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Philippines: Epifanio de los Santos Avenue Greenways Project

Sovereign (Public) Project | 51117-003 Status: Active

The project aims to improve the pedestrian environment in four areas (the Balintawak, Cubao, Guadalupe, and Taft mass transit stations) along Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA), a major artery in Metro Manila. Existing pedestrian facilities on EDSA are poorly designed, uncomfortable, and unsafe. The project will build or improve a total of 5 kilometers of covered elevated walkways around the four stations. Elevators will be attached to the elevated walkways to address the needs of the elderly, women, persons with disabilities, and people traveling with small children. The elevated walkways will be connected to mass transit stations to help promote the use of public transport. The Department of Transportation promotes walking as zero emission transport and develops flagship walkway projects as Greenways projects

Project Details

Project Officer
Kimura, Shuji Southeast Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Philippines
Sector
  • Transport
 
Project Name Epifanio de los Santos Avenue Greenways Project
Project Number 51117-003
Country Philippines
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 4043-PHI: Epifanio de los Santos Avenue Greenways Project (from the restructured Metro Manila Transport Project, Phase 1)
Ordinary capital resources US$ 123.00 million
Loan 8391-PHI: Epifanio de los Santos Avenue Greenways Project (from the restructured Metro Manila Transport Project, Phase 1)
ASEAN Infrastructure Fund US$ 15.00 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

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The project aims to improve the pedestrian environment in four areas (the Balintawak, Cubao, Guadalupe, and Taft mass transit stations) along Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA), a major artery in Metro Manila. Existing pedestrian facilities on EDSA are poorly designed, uncomfortable, and unsafe. The project will build or improve a total of 5 kilometers of covered elevated walkways around the four stations. Elevators will be attached to the elevated walkways to address the needs of the elderly, women, persons with disabilities, and people traveling with small children. The elevated walkways will be connected to mass transit stations to help promote the use of public transport. The Department of Transportation promotes walking as zero emission transport and develops flagship walkway projects as Greenways projects
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The project will build a total of 5 kilometers of elevated walkways, including construction of new walkways and replacement or widening of existing footbridges at four locations along EDSA: Balintawak, Cubao, Guadalupe, and Taft stations. The elevated walkways will be covered and properly lit. Elevators will be attached to the elevated walkways to address the needs of the elderly, pregnant women, persons with disabilities, and people traveling with small children. The project will have synergy with the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3) Rehabilitation Project implemented by DOTr and financed by Japan International Cooperation Agency, three out of the four project areas include MRT-3 stations. The MRT-3 Rehabilitation Project will increase the capacity of the MRT-3, while this project will support an improved pedestrian environment to promote the use of the MRT-3
Impact Inclusive mobility and accessibility achieved through the prioritization of people-mobility over vehicle-mobility (National Transport Policy and its Implementing Rules and Regulations
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Number of pedestrians increased and pedestrian experience improved
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs Pedestrian walkway built
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location National Capital Region
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects An initial environmental examination was prepared and disclosed on the project website. The initial environmental examination will be updated once detailed engineering design becomes available. Under the Philippine Environmental Impact Statement System, the project is not subject to environmental compliance certificate. The project is expected to generate significant public health and well-being benefits by promoting safe, all-weather, inclusive and zero-emission pedestrian transport facilities. Some adverse impacts are anticipated during project implementation, primarily construction noise and dust, temporary traffic disturbance and community and occupational safety during construction phase. These impacts and risks will be temporary and site-specific and can readily be mitigated to acceptable levels through good construction practices and standard mitigation measures outlined in the environmental management plan.
Involuntary Resettlement The project is classified as Category B for involuntary resettlement. The project will require the acquisition of 6,430 square meter of land. The government owns 73.5% of the land while private corporations and individuals/families own 20.2% and 6.3% respectively. Resettlement impacts have been minimized by confining the design and construction works within the road right-of-way (ROW). There are a total of 250 affected persons in the four stations that include ambulant vendors and private individual landowners of which 58 or 23.2% are vulnerable. Four resettlement plans have been prepared for each of the four walkway locations that espouse both the national laws and regulations and the ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009).
Indigenous Peoples Indigenous peoples are not present in the project area. The project is assessed as Category C for Indigenous peoples.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Face-to-face, community-level discussions and meetings were conducted with project affected persons and other stakeholders along the project site to ensure they are aware of project developments and have meaningful opportunities to share their perspectives and concerns.
During Project Implementation Face-to-face, community-level discussions and meetings will be regularly conducted with project affected persons and other stakeholders along the road to ensure they are aware of project developments and have meaningful opportunities to share their perspectives and concerns. Multiple communications channels will be utilized to ensure project affected persons and other stakeholders receive adequate notice of discussions and meetings. For all communication, consultation and outreach activities, gender sensitive and culturally appropriate information, education and communication (IEC) materials will be developed (i.e. leaflets) to ensure all stakeholders, including the poor, vulnerable and low-literacy groups, clearly understand key project components, benefits and impacts. The Project Information Booklet (PIB) will indicate how stakeholders can get in touch with project implementers.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Consulting services will comprise of 1,000 person-months inputs for firm recruited using QCBS method.
Procurement All procurement of goods and works will be undertaken in accordance with ADB's Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and the Procurement Regulations for ADB Borrowers (2017, as amended from time to time). Open competitive bidding procedures will be used for all civil works contracts. Universal procurement will apply.
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 01 Dec 2017
Fact Finding 20 May 2019 to 03 Jun 2019
MRM 13 Mar 2020
Approval 11 Dec 2020
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 11 Dec 2020

Loan 4043-PHI

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
11 Dec 2020 29 Dec 2020 02 Mar 2021 31 Dec 2023 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 164.30 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 123.00 11 Dec 2020 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 41.30 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 11 Dec 2020 0.00 0.00 0%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - - - Satisfactory

Loan 8391-PHI

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
11 Dec 2020 29 Dec 2020 02 Mar 2021 31 Dec 2023 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 15.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 11 Dec 2020 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 15.00 11 Dec 2020 0.00 0.00 0%

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