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Philippines: Malolos-Clark Railway Project (PFR 1)

Sovereign (Public) Project | 52083-002 Status: Approved

The project will support the construction of two sections, totaling 53.1 kilometers (km), of the North-South Commuter Railway (NSCR), a 163 km suburban railway network connecting the regional center of Clark in Central Luzon with Metro Manila and Calamba, Laguna. The Malolos-Clark Railway Project comprises: (i) Malolos-Clark section (51.2 km) from Malolos to Clark and Clark International Airport, and (ii) Blumentritt extension (1.9 km) connecting Solis and Blumentritt stations in Metro Manila District I (City of Manila). Both sections are part of the NSCR and extensions of the Tutuban-Solis-Malolos section financed by the Japan International Cooperation Agency. The NSCR will be completed during 2022-2025 as an integrated 163 km dedicated suburban passenger railway system comprising four sections: (i) Tutuban-Solis-Malolos, (ii) Malolos-Clark-Clark International Airport, (iii) Solis-Blumentritt-Calamba, and (iv) Clark-New Clark City.

Project Details

Project Officer
Roesner, Markus Southeast Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Philippines
Sector
  • Transport
 
Project Name Malolos-Clark Railway Project (PFR 1)
Project Number 52083-002
Country Philippines
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3796-PHI: Malolos-Clark Railway Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 1,300.00 million
Loan: Malolos-Clark Railway Project
Japan International Cooperation Agency US$ 2,011.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Transport / Rail transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The project will support the construction of two sections, totaling 53.1 kilometers (km), of the North-South Commuter Railway (NSCR), a 163 km suburban railway network connecting the regional center of Clark in Central Luzon with Metro Manila and Calamba, Laguna. The Malolos-Clark Railway Project comprises: (i) Malolos-Clark section (51.2 km) from Malolos to Clark and Clark International Airport, and (ii) Blumentritt extension (1.9 km) connecting Solis and Blumentritt stations in Metro Manila District I (City of Manila). Both sections are part of the NSCR and extensions of the Tutuban-Solis-Malolos section financed by the Japan International Cooperation Agency. The NSCR will be completed during 2022-2025 as an integrated 163 km dedicated suburban passenger railway system comprising four sections: (i) Tutuban-Solis-Malolos, (ii) Malolos-Clark-Clark International Airport, (iii) Solis-Blumentritt-Calamba, and (iv) Clark-New Clark City. The project will provide affordable, reliable, and safe public transport; reduce greenhouse gas emissions; and contribute to cutting travel time from Metro Manila to Clark from 2-3 hours (by bus) to less than 1 hour by rail.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The Project will support the national spatial strategy (NSS) of the Philippine Development Plan (PDP) 2017-2022, which serves as the basis for policies on urban and infrastructure development in accordance with AmBisyon Natin 2040. The NSS recognizes the role of cities as engines of economic growth and poverty reduction, and infrastructure to provide efficient connective networks of sustainable communities. It aims to decongest Metro Manila and direct growth to other key areas and address spatial and socioeconomic inequalities by linking lagging regions with leading ones, rather than advocating the uniform dispersal of development. The Government's "Build, Build, Build" Program in which the Project is included, builds upon this national strategy.
Impact Local, national and international connectivity improved
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Efficiency and capacity of transportation along the Manila-Clark corridor improved
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

New railway line commissioned

Institutional capacity strengthened

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Clark Special Economic Zone, Malolos
Safeguard Categories
Environment A
Involuntary Resettlement A
Indigenous Peoples B
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation A communication and participation strategy will be prepared for the project. Incorporating stakeholders analysis findings, it will identify effective communication channels, best approaches to foster participation and partnerships, key messages, means of integrating activities with the grievance redressal mechanism. The strategy will set forth implementation timelines, roles and responsibilities, as well as budget and monitoring and evaluation requirements. Key components of the strategy will include the proactive disclosure of project information and activities to local communities and stakeholders; soliciting stakeholders' inputs and feedback on beneficial mitigation measures; encouraging community participation in project activities that affect or could benefit stakeholders such as civil works construction, awareness raising activities related to HIV/AIDS, human trafficking and safety measures.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services None
Procurement Open competitive bidding in accordance with ADB's Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and Procurement Regulations for ADB Borrowers (2017, as amended from time to time).
Responsible ADB Officer Roesner, Markus
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Department of Transportation
The Columbia Tower, Brgy. Wack-wack,
Ortigas Avenue, 1555, Mandaluyong City
Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM 11 Dec 2018
Approval 30 May 2019
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 03 Jun 2019

Loan 3796-PHI

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
30 May 2019 - - 30 Jun 2022 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 4,689.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 1,300.00 30 May 2019 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 1,378.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 2,011.00 30 May 2019 0.00 0.00 0%

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