Philippines: South Commuter Railway Project

Sovereign Project | 52220-001

The project will support the construction of the 54.6-kilometer (km) Blumentritt-Calamba section of the North-South Commuter Railway connecting Metro Manila and Calamba, located in Laguna Province around 50 km south of Manila. The Project will provide improved connectivity in the public transport network by connecting with all existing LRT/MRT-lines in Metro Manila. It includes a connecting line to the planned Metro Manila Subway, which will improve connectivity by operating direct trains for passengers travelling from Calamba to Bonifacio Global City, Ortigas and Quezon City along the Metro Manila Subway. The new railway line will provide affordable, reliable and safe public transport, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and cut the journey time by half to less than one hour. The project will be cofinanced by Japan International Cooperation Agency. The government is also constructing the 37 km Tutuban-Malolos section and the 53.1 km Malolos-Clark Railway Project (MFF Facility Concept 0106-PHI).

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Roesner, Markus
    Southeast Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Country
    Philippines
  • Sector
    • Transport
Project Name South Commuter Railway Project
Project Number 52220-001
Country Philippines
Project Status Proposed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
MFF Facility Concept: South Commuter Railway Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 4,300.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
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 the 54.6-kilometer (km) Blumentritt-Calamba section of the North-South Commuter Railway connecting Metro Manila and Calamba, located in Laguna Province around 50 km south of Manila. The Project will provide improved connectivity in the public transport network by connecting with all existing LRT/MRT-lines in Metro Manila. It includes a connecting line to the planned Metro Manila Subway, which will improve connectivity by operating direct trains for passengers travelling from Calamba to Bonifacio Global City, Ortigas and Quezon City along the Metro Manila Subway. The new railway line will provide affordable, reliable and safe public transport, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and cut the journey time by half to less than one hour. The project will be cofinanced by Japan International Cooperation Agency. The government is also constructing the 37 km Tutuban-Malolos section and the 53.1 km Malolos-Clark Railway Project (MFF Facility Concept 0106-PHI). It is also planned to further extend the project toward the north by 18 km to connect the New Clark City to Clark.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy .
Impact Local, national, and international connectivity improved
Outcome Efficiency and capacity of transportation along the Manila-Calamba corridor improved
Outputs

New railway line commissioned

Institutional capacity strengthened

Poverty reduction support in vulnerable communities affected by the project implemented

Geographical Location Binan, Cabuyao, Calamba, City of Muntinlupa, City of Paranaque, Makati City, Manila, Pasay, San Pedro, Santa Rosa, Taguig
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Responsible ADB Officer Roesner, Markus
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, SERD
Timetable
Concept Clearance 22 Dec 2020
Fact Finding 31 Jul 2021 to 31 Oct 2021
MRM 10 Dec 2021
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 23 Dec 2020

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Title Document Type Document Date
South Commuter Railway Project: Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Dec 2020

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards
Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.

Title Document Type Document Date
South Commuter Railway Project: Environmental Impact Assessment Environmental Impact Assessments Sep 2020
South Commuter Railway Project: Resettlement Action Plan Resettlement Plans Jul 2020
South Commuter Railway Project: Environmental Impact Assessment Environmental Impact Assessments Jul 2020
South Commuter Railway Project: Environmental Assessment and Review Framework Environmental Assessment and Review Framework May 2020
South Commuter Railway Project: Resettlement Framework Resettlement Frameworks May 2020

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
52220-PHI: South Commuter Railway Project [CP S-03B] Invitation for Bids Closed 08 Apr 2021 22 Sep 2021
52220-PHI: South Commuter Railway Project [CP S-03A and CP S-03C] Invitation for Bids Closed 24 Mar 2021 22 Sep 2021
52220-PHI: South Commuter Railway Project [Package No. CP S-02] Invitation for Bids Closed 04 Dec 2020 14 Jul 2021
52220: South Commuter Railway Project [CP S-04; CP S-05; CP S-06; CP S-07] Invitation for Bids Closed 24 Nov 2020 15 Jul 2021
52220-PHI: South Commuter Railway Project Advance Notice Active 14 Nov 2020

Contracts Awarded

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Procurement Plan

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