Philippines: Railway Project Implementation Support and Institutional Strengthening

Sovereign Project | 52083-006

The project will support the construction of the 51-kilometer (km) section of a new railway line connecting Metro Manila and the regional center in Clark and the Clark International Airport, located in the Central Luzon Region, around 100 km north of Manila. The new railway line will (i) provide affordable, reliable, and safe public transport; (ii) reduce greenhouse gas emissions; and (iii) cut the journey time by half to less than one hour. It is proposed that the project will be financed by a multitranche financing facility with an amount of $2.75 billion from regular ordinary capital resources.

Project Name Railway Project Implementation Support and Institutional Strengthening
Project Number 52083-006
Country / Economy Philippines
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9570-PHI: Railway Project Implementation Support and Institutional Strengthening
Japan Fund for Prosperous and Resilient Asia and the Pacific US$ 2.00 million
TA 9570-PHI: Railway Project Implementation Support and Institutional Strengthening (Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 900,000.00
TA 9570-PHI: Railway Project Implementation Support and Institutional Strengthening
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 500,000.00
TA 9570-PHI: Railway Project Implementation Support and Institutional Strengthening
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 500,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Transport / Rail transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The project will support the construction of the 51-kilometer (km) section of a new railway line connecting Metro Manila and the regional center in Clark and the Clark International Airport, located in the Central Luzon Region, around 100 km north of Manila. The new railway line will (i) provide affordable, reliable, and safe public transport; (ii) reduce greenhouse gas emissions; and (iii) cut the journey time by half to less than one hour. It is proposed that the project will be financed by a multitranche financing facility with an amount of $2.75 billion from regular ordinary capital resources.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The project will support the national spatial strategy (NSS) of the Philippine Development Plan 2017-2022 which serves as the basis for policies on urban and infrastructure development in according with AmBisyon Natin 2040.The Government' Build, Build, Build program, in which this project is included, builds upon this national strategy.
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 Angeles, Apalit, Calumpit, Clark Special Economic Zone, Mabalacat, Malolos, Minalin, San Fernando, Santo Tomas
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design The TA will support the stakeholder communication, and consultation activities of the Project.
During Project Implementation The social safeguards and communication consultants engaged under the TA supported the stakeholder communication, and consultation activities of the Project in coordination with the Department of Transportation.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services ADB will engage the consultants following the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and its associated project administration instructions and/or staff instructions.
Procurement The TA resources will be disbursed following ADB's Technical Disbursement Handbook (2010, as amended from time to time). The equipment will be turned over to the recipient government agency or disposed of in accordance with ADB's instructions.
Responsible ADB Officer Roesner, Markus
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Department of Transportation
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 22 Aug 2018
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 28 Sep 2022

TA 9570-PHI

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
22 Aug 2018 25 Sep 2018 25 Sep 2018 31 Aug 2020 30 Jun 2024 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,900,000.00 2,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 3,900,000.00 11 Nov 2022 2,018,760.42

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
National Environmental Safeguards Specialist (Noise and Vibrations) Individual - Consulting Closed 05 Oct 2022 11 Oct 2022
Strategic Communications Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 29 Sep 2021 05 Oct 2021
Multimedia Developer and Graphic Artist Individual - Consulting Closed 03 Sep 2021 09 Sep 2021
Systems and Database Program Designer Individual - Consulting Closed 03 Sep 2021 09 Sep 2021
Media and Social Media Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 03 Sep 2021 09 Sep 2021
PMO Establishment - Human Resource Expert (Recruitment, Selection, Placement and Induction Lead) Individual - Consulting Closed 26 Mar 2021 08 Apr 2021
PMO Establishment - Human Resource Expert (4) Individual - Consulting Closed 06 Nov 2020 12 Nov 2020
PMO Establishment - Human Resource Expert (Recruitment, Selection, Placement and Induction Lead) Individual - Consulting Closed 23 Oct 2020 29 Oct 2020
PMO Establishment - Human Resource Expert (Performance Management Lead) Individual - Consulting Closed 23 Oct 2020 29 Oct 2020
National Resettlement and Capacity Building Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 23 Apr 2020 29 Apr 2020
National Social Development Specialist (Gender Due Diligence) Individual - Consulting Closed 20 Feb 2020 26 Feb 2020
National Social Development Specialist (GAP Implementation) Individual - Consulting Closed 20 Feb 2020 26 Feb 2020
Documenter/Minute Taker Individual - Consulting Closed 13 Dec 2019 19 Dec 2019
Railway Project Management Office Communications Development Firm - Consulting Closed 27 Nov 2019 10 Jan 2020
International Social Safeguards Specialist (Resettlement) Individual - Consulting Closed 20 Nov 2019 26 Nov 2019
PMO Establishment - Human Resource Expert (3) Individual - Consulting Closed 22 Oct 2019 28 Oct 2019
Project Management Specialist (Institutional) Individual - Consulting Closed 08 Oct 2019 17 Oct 2019
Project Management Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 25 Sep 2019 01 Oct 2019
PMO Establishment - Human Resource Expert (2) Individual - Consulting Closed 01 Aug 2019 09 Aug 2019
PMO Establishment - Human Resource Expert (1) Individual - Consulting Closed 01 Aug 2019 09 Aug 2019
PMO Establishment - Human Resource Expert (4) Individual - Consulting Closed 01 Aug 2019 09 Aug 2019
PMO Establishment - Senior Human Resource Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 01 Aug 2019 09 Aug 2019
PMO Establishment - Railway Project Management Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 25 May 2019 07 Jun 2019
Project Communications Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 04 Apr 2019 08 Apr 2019
Communications / Stakeholders Engagement Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 27 Mar 2019 02 Apr 2019
National Social Safeguards Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 23 Mar 2019 29 Mar 2019
Documenter/Minute Taker (1) Individual - Consulting Closed 23 Mar 2019 02 Apr 2019
Documenter / Minute Taker (2) Individual - Consulting Closed 23 Mar 2019 02 Apr 2019
International Noise and Vibrations Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 29 Jan 2019 04 Feb 2019
International Environment Safeguards Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 26 Jan 2019 01 Feb 2019
External Monitoring Specialist (Resettlement) Individual - Consulting Closed 07 Nov 2018 13 Nov 2018
Social Safeguards Specialist for Livelihood Skills Development Program Individual - Consulting Closed 24 Oct 2018 30 Oct 2018
National Social Safeguards Specialist (Resettlement) Individual - Consulting Closed 12 Oct 2018 18 Oct 2018
International Social Safeguards Specialist (Resettlement) Individual - Consulting Closed 04 Oct 2018 10 Oct 2018

Contracts Awarded

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Procurement Plan

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