Philippines: Metro Manila Bridges Project

Sovereign Project | 52181-001

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
    Zhao, Gengwen
    Southeast Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    Philippines
  • Sector
    • Transport
Project Name Metro Manila Bridges Project
Project Number 52181-001
Country / Economy Philippines
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 4168-PHI: Metro Manila Bridges Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 175.10 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 Effective gender mainstreaming
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, 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 Efficiency of the transport sector enhanced to sustain economic growth and increase competitiveness (Philippines Development Plan, 2017 2022)
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Efficiency of road travel in Marikina River and Manggahan Floodway areas improved.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Three bridges crossing the Marikina River constructed

Capacity of DPWH for bridge O&M strengthened

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
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 Zhao, Gengwen
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Dept. of Public Works & Highways
Mr. Luisito S. Visorde
[email protected]
DPWH Building
Bonifacio Drive, Port Area
Manila, Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance 19 Oct 2018
Fact Finding 26 Apr 2021 to 05 May 2021
MRM 28 Jun 2021
Approval 14 Dec 2021
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 14 Dec 2021

Loan 4168-PHI

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
14 Dec 2021 16 Dec 2021 10 Feb 2022 30 Jun 2027 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 247.50 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 175.10 17 Jun 2022 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 72.40 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 17 Jun 2022 0.00 0.00 0%

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Tenders

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Procurement Plan

Title Document Type Document Date
Metro Manila Bridges Project: Procurement Plan Procurement Plans Oct 2021