Philippines : Laguna Lakeshore Road Network Project

Sovereign Project | 52321-001

In the Laguna area, the government has prioritized improvement of public transport and is developing the South Commuter Rail Project, connecting Manila and Calamba. The government also released the Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program in 2017 to improve the efficiency of road-based public transport operations, and started to establish bus terminals, such as the Paranaque Integrated Terminal Exchange, for more efficient and convenient bus operations. However, because the road network connecting NCR and Laguna Province is in poor condition and the two main corridors, i.e., the South Luzon Expressway and the Manila South road, are heavily congested (paragraph 4), promotion of public transport alone cannot meet the heavy traffic demands in the area. Alongside promotion of public transport, an enhanced road network is critical to address the transport issues in the area, including reducing traffic congestions.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Shim, Chaorin
    Southeast Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    Philippines
  • Sector
    • Transport
Project Name
Laguna Lakeshore Road Network Project
Project Number
52321-001
Country / Economy
  • Philippines
Project Status
Proposed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance
  • Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
MFF Facility Concept: Laguna Lakeshore Road Network Project
Source Amount
Ordinary capital resources US$ 2,000.00 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 / Urban roads and traffic management

Gender
Effective gender mainstreaming
Description
In the Laguna area, the government has prioritized improvement of public transport and is developing the South Commuter Rail Project, connecting Manila and Calamba. The government also released the Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program in 2017 to improve the efficiency of road-based public transport operations, and started to establish bus terminals, such as the Paranaque Integrated Terminal Exchange, for more efficient and convenient bus operations. However, because the road network connecting NCR and Laguna Province is in poor condition and the two main corridors, i.e., the South Luzon Expressway and the Manila South road, are heavily congested (paragraph 4), promotion of public transport alone cannot meet the heavy traffic demands in the area. Alongside promotion of public transport, an enhanced road network is critical to address the transport issues in the area, including reducing traffic congestions.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
The investment project is aligned with ADB's country partnership strategy for the Philippines, 2018-2023, which supports accelerating infrastructure and long-term investment (pillar 1). The investment project is also aligned with ADB's Strategy 2030 and will support the following operational priorities: addressing remaining poverty and reducing inequalities; making cities more livable; accelerating progress in gender equality; tackling climate change, building climate and disaster resilience, and enhancing environmental sustainability; and strengthening governance and institutional capacity.
Impact

Efficiency of the transport sector will be enhanced to sustain economic growth

Outcome

The efficiency of road travel improved

Outputs

Expressway along Laguna Lakeshore built

Capacity of DPWH strengthened

Geographical Location
Alabang, Cabuyao, Santa Rosa, Sucat Interchange, Tunasan, Western Bicutan

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation

During Project Design
During Project Implementation

Contact

Responsible ADB Officer
Shim, Chaorin
Responsible ADB Department
Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division
Transport and Communications Division, SERD

Timetable

Concept Clearance
09 Mar 2023
Fact Finding
10 Jun 2024 to 21 Jun 2024
MRM
19 Jul 2024
Approval
-
Last Review Mission
-
Last PDS Update
23 Mar 2023

Funding

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Title Document Type Document Date
Laguna Lakeshore Road Network Project: Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Mar 2023

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
Laguna Lakeshore Road Network Project: Draft Environmental Impact Assessment Environmental Impact Assessments May 2024

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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