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Philippines: Metro Manila Bridges Project

Sovereign (Public) Project | 52181-001 Status: Proposed

The proposed loan (the Project) will finance the construction of 3 new bridges crossing Marikina River as part of the government's effort to solve the increasingly severe traffic problem of Metro Manila, the National Capital Region (NCR) of the Philippines. The Project will include a component to strengthen the capacity of the executing agency in planning, design, management, and operation and maintenance (O&M) of bridges and crossing structures using a holistic approach, including by factoring climate change and disaster risk considerations.

Project Details

Project Officer
Shim, Chaorin Southeast Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Philippines
Sector
  • Transport
 
Project Name Metro Manila Bridges Project
Project Number 52181-001
Country Philippines
Project Status Proposed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan: Metro Manila Bridges Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 180.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Transport / Urban roads and traffic management

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description The proposed loan (the Project) will finance the construction of 3 new bridges crossing Marikina River as part of the government's effort to solve the increasingly severe traffic problem of Metro Manila, the National Capital Region (NCR) of the Philippines. The Project will include a component to strengthen the capacity of the executing agency in planning, design, management, and operation and maintenance (O&M) of bridges and crossing structures using a holistic approach, including by factoring climate change and disaster risk considerations.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The continuous economic development and urbanization in Metro Manila has brought along heavy traffic congestion that causes substantial loss of time and opportunities for commuters and businesses, respectively. With a total road length of 4,882 km (1,159 km national roads and 3723 km local roads), Metro Manila has a well-articulated trunk road network comprising radial (R-1 to R-10) and circumferential (C-1 to C-5) in its metropolis, with interchanges providing grade separations at several intersections of the trunk roads. However, the current traffic demand of 12.8 million trips per day is overwhelming the capacity of the road network. Metro Manila nowadays only has 1 km of road per 424 motor vehicles, and majority of commuters in Metro Manila travel at 10 km per hour on average. It was estimated that the country lost PHP 3.5 billion per day in 2017, due to Metro Manila traffic, and the loss was projected to be PHP 5.4 billion per day in 2035 if no action is taken.

One of the major factors contributing to the inefficiency of Metro Manila''s road network is the inadequate capacity of the existing 30 bridges crossing its major waterways, namely Pasig River, Marikina River and Manggahan Floodway. These bridges currently accommodate 1.3 million vehicles per day. The traffic survey conducted by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) during December 2016-January 2017, shows that (i) the overall level of service of the bridges crossing Pasig River is _F_, which means _forced or flow breakdown_, and (ii) the overall level of service of the bridges crossing Marikina River and Manggahan Floodway is _E_, which means _operation at or near capacity and an unstable level_. Therefore, it is critical that additional crossing structures are built over these waterways to decongest the existing bridges, hence mitigating the risk of overloading them. This will help extend the life of existing bridges and reduce their maintenance cost.

In line with the government's Roadmap for Transport Development for Metro Manila and Its Surrounding Areas to alleviate the traffic congestion in Metro Manila (Footnote 2), partly caused by the constrained capacity of the existing bridges, and the Strategic Framework to Accelerate Infrastructure Development in the Philippine Development Plan 2017-2022, the Project will construct 3 new bridges. It is expected that the construction of the new bridges under the project will decongest the Pasig-Marikina corridor. These new bridges will be designed to be resilient to natural disasters such as flooding and the adverse impacts of global warming. Despite the very limited space available in highly urbanized area of Metro Manila, the locations and alignments of the new bridges were carefully selected to ensure that (i) they contribute significant impact on traffic decongestion; and (ii) they create minimum social and resettlement impacts in the project area.

Impact Tansport sector enhanced to sustain economic growth and increase global competitiveness (Philippines Development Plan, 2017 2022, NEDA)
Outcome Efficiency of road travel in Marikina River and Manggahan Floodway areas improved.
Outputs

Five bridges crossing Marikina River and Manggahan Floodway completed.

Capacity of DPWH in bridge design, management and O&M strengthened.

Geographical Location City of Marikina, City of Pasig, Quezon City
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement A
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Project Preparation: The detailed engineering design of the selected three bridges and other due diligence including safeguards, economics, financial management, procurement, etc., required for processing of the Project will be prepared by the consultant team engaged for the ongoing Loan 3589-PHI: Infrastructure Preparation and Innovation Facility (IPIF).
Procurement Advance contracting can start as soon as the preliminary design and cost estimates are available.
Responsible ADB Officer Shim, Chaorin
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Dept. of Public Works and Highways
ADB-PMO Bldg. 2nd St.
Port Area, Manila
Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance 19 Oct 2018
Fact Finding 21 Apr 2020 to 08 May 2020
MRM 20 Jun 2020
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 09 Jan 2020

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Title Document Type Document Date
Metro Manila Bridges Project: Concept Paper Concept Papers Oct 2018

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