Philippines : South Commuter Railway Project - Tranche 1

Sovereign Project | 52220-002

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
    Islam, Mohammad Nazrul
    Sectors Group
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    Philippines
  • Sector
    • Transport

Related Projects

Project Name South Commuter Railway Project - Tranche 1
Project Number 52220-002
Country / Economy Philippines
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 4188-PHI: South Commuter Railway Project - Tranche 1
Ordinary capital resources US$ 1,750.00 million
Loan: South Commuter Railway Project - Tranche 1
Japan International Cooperation Agency US$ 1,670.00 million
TA 6922-PHI: Strengthening the Transition of Vulnerable Communities Affected by the South Commuter Railway Project
Japan Fund for Prosperous and Resilient Asia and the Pacific US$ 2.00 million
Operational Priorities OP1: Addressing remaining poverty and reducing inequalities
OP2: Accelerating progress in gender equality
OP3: Tackling climate change, building climate and disaster resilience, and enhancing environmental sustainability
OP4: Making cities more livable
OP6: Strengthening governance and institutional capacity
Sector / Subsector

Transport / Rail transport (non-urban)

Gender 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 17.8 km to connect the New Clark City to Clark.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy .
Impact

Local, national, and international connectivity improved

Project Outcome
Description of Outcome

Efficiency and capacity of transportation along the Manila-Calamba 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 Binan, Cabuyao, Calamba, City of Muntinglupa, City of Paranaque, Makati City, Manila, Pasay, San Pedro, Santa Rosa, Taguig
Safeguard Categories
Environment A
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
Responsible ADB Officer Islam, Mohammad Nazrul
Responsible ADB Department Sectors Group
Responsible ADB Division Transport Sector Office (SG-TRA)
Executing Agencies
Department of Transportation
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM 01 Apr 2022
Approval 09 Jun 2022
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 10 Jun 2022

Loan 4188-PHI

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
09 Jun 2022 16 Jun 2022 01 Aug 2022 30 Jun 2025 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 3,847.20 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 1,750.00 04 Mar 2024 1,706.33 0.00 98%
Counterpart 2,097.20 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 04 Mar 2024 456.00 0.00 26%

TA 6922-PHI

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
09 Jun 2022 04 Oct 2022 04 Oct 2022 30 Nov 2024 30 Nov 2025 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 2,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,000,000.00 04 Mar 2024 865,788.57
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - Satisfactory - Satisfactory - Satisfactory

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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 - Tranche 1: Quarterly Internal Monitoring Report for Land Acquisition and Resettlement (January-March 2023) Social Monitoring Reports Mar 2024
South Commuter Railway Project - Tranche 1: Quarterly Internal Monitoring Report for Land Acquisition and Resettlement (April-June 2023) Social Monitoring Reports Mar 2024
South Commuter Railway Project - Tranche 1: Quarterly Internal Monitoring Report for Land Acquisition and Resettlement (October-December 2022) Social Monitoring Reports Mar 2024
South Commuter Railway Project - Tranche 1: Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2022) Social Monitoring Reports Oct 2023
South Commuter Railway Project - Tranche 1: Manila 2 (Blumentritt-Paco) Section Updated Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Jan 2023
South Commuter Railway Project - Tranche 1: Makati-Buli Section Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Jan 2023
South Commuter Railway Project - Tranche 1: Manila 2 (Blumentritt-Paco) Section Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Jan 2023
South Commuter Railway Project - Tranche 1: Tunnel Section Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Jan 2023
South Commuter Railway Project: Muntinlupa-Calamba Section Landowners and Non-Resident Business Owners and Farm Operators Resettlement Action Plan Resettlement Plans Jun 2022
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

None currently available.


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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
South Commuter Railway Project - Tranche 1: Independent Evaluation Expert Individual - Consulting Active
Graduation Approach (Involuntary Resettlement) Implementation Consultant Firm - Consulting Closed

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor | Address Executing Agency Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
CP S-03A: Building and Civil Engineering Works for approx 7.9 km of Railway Viaduct Structure including elevated Stations at Espana, Sta. Mesa and Paco Railway Viaduct Structure including elevated Stations at San Pedro, Pacita, Binan and Santa Rosa Loan 4188 11 Sep 2023 Joint Venture of Leighton Contractors (Asia) Limited, and First Balfour, Inc. | 12/F Unit D, Menarco Tower, 32nd Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City 1634, Philippines Department of Transportation 389,981,107.10 196,406,676.90
CP S-03C: Civil Engineering, Tunnel and Building Works for approximately 6.1km of Railway with 4.7km of Underground Railway and 1.4km of at-Grade Railway, including FTI Station and Tunnelling Works to connect to MMSP Senate Station Loan 4188 11 Sep 2023 Joint Venture of PT Adhi Karya (Persero) Tbk and PT PP (Persero) Tbk | Jalan Raya Pasar Minggu KM18, Jakarta, Selatan 12510 Department of Transportation 325,811,455.00 155,969,132.10
CP S-03B: Civil Engineering, Tunnel and Building Works for approximately 6.1km of Railway with 4.7km of Underground Railway and 1.4km of at-Grade Railway, including FTI Station and Tunnelling Works to connect to MMSP Senate Station Loan 4188 08 Jun 2023 Joint Venture of Leighton Contractors (Asia) Limited and First Balfour Inc. | 12/F, Unit D, Menarco Tower, 32nd Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig 1634 Department of Transportation 427,295,806.20 202,362,079.10
CP S-02: Building and Civil Engineering Works for approximately 7.9 km of Railway Viaduct Structure including elevated Stations at Espana, Sta. Mesa and Paco Loan 4188 08 Jun 2023 Joint Venture of Acciona Construction Philippines Inc. and D.M. Consunji Inc. | Level 21, The Enterprise Centre Tower 2, Ayala corner Paseo de Roxas Avenues, Makati City, 1200 Department of Transportation 513,561,524.10 262,655,688.70
Capacity Development Technical Assistance Technical Assistance 6922 28 Feb 2023 NIRAS Asia Manila Inc. (PHILIPPINES) in association with Stichting BRAC International, Inc. (PHILIPPINES) | 7/F Glorietta 4, Ascott Ayala Center, Makati City, Philippines 1224 Department of Transportation 1,840,239.00
CP S-07 - Building and Civil Engineering Works for 22 Hectare Depot Loan 4188 15 Nov 2022 Joint Venture of Lotte Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd., Gulermak Agir Sanayi Insaat ve Taahhut A.S. and EEI Corporation | 29 Jamwon-ro 14-gil, Seocho-gu, Seoul, Korea Department of Transportation 299,222,838.50 175,986,648.90
CP S-04 - Building and Civil Engineering Works for approximately 8.5 km of Railway Viaduct Structure including elevated Stations at Alabang and Muntinlupa Loan 4188 15 Nov 2022 Joint Venture of Hyundai Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd., and Dong-Ah Geological Engineering Company Ltd. | Unit 803, Lot 14 Block 2 McKinley Business Park, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City, Philippines Department of Transportation 362,677,184.10 203,326,915.10
CP S-06 - Building and Civil Engineering Works for approximately 10.28 km of Railway Viaduct Structure including elevated Stations at Cabuyao, Banlic and Calamba Loan 4188 15 Nov 2022 Joint Venture of Hyundai Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd., and Dong-Ah Geological Engineering Company Ltd. | Unit 803, Lot 14 Block 2 McKinley Business Park, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Philippines Department of Transportation 470,764,829.00 266,611,844.30
CP S-05 - Building and Civil Engineering Works for approximately 12.8 km of Railway Viaduct Structure including elevated Stations at San Pedro, Pacita, Binan and Santa Rosa Loan 4188 15 Nov 2022 Joint Venture of Hyundai Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd., and Dong-Ah Geological Engineering Company Ltd. | Unit 803, Lot 14 Block 2 McKinley Business Park, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Philippines Department of Transportation 501,773,495.30 285,089,796.00

Procurement Plan

None currently available.