Philippines: Sustainable Tourism Development Project

Sovereign Project | 53191-001

The project will support sustainable, resilient and inclusive ocean-based tourism development in Coron and El Nido in Palawan Province, through: (i) improvements in urban infrastructure needed to reduce pollution and improve oceans health, and expand access to basic urban services, (ii) marine ecosystems protection at key tourist sites by reducing tourism pressures, and promoting of alternative livelihoods to address overexploitation of marine resources, and (iii) support for tourism micro-small-and-medium enterprise (MSME) recovery through productivity upgrading support, and skills training for tourism-sector workers, with a focus on digital technologies. Each project output includes specific gender and social inclusion enhancement measures.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Woodruff, Allison
    Southeast Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Country
    Philippines
  • Sector
    • Water and other urban infrastructure and services
Project Name Sustainable Tourism Development Project
Project Number 53191-001
Country Philippines
Project Status Proposed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant: Sustainable Tourism Development Project
Republic of Korea e-Asia and Knowledge Partnership Fund US$ 500,000.00
Loan: Sustainable Tourism Development Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 100.81 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Water-based natural resources management

Education / Technical and vocational education and training

Industry and trade / Small and medium enterprise development

Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Urban flood protection - Urban policy, institutional and capacity development - Urban sanitation - Urban solid waste management - Urban water supply

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The project will support sustainable, resilient and inclusive ocean-based tourism development in Coron and El Nido in Palawan Province, through: (i) improvements in urban infrastructure needed to reduce pollution and improve oceans health, and expand access to basic urban services, (ii) marine ecosystems protection at key tourist sites by reducing tourism pressures, and promoting of alternative livelihoods to address overexploitation of marine resources, and (iii) support for tourism micro-small-and-medium enterprise (MSME) recovery through productivity upgrading support, and skills training for tourism-sector workers, with a focus on digital technologies. Each project output includes specific gender and social inclusion enhancement measures.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy tbd
Impact Tourism in participating destinations is more sustainable, inclusive, competitive and resilient
Outcome Sustainability of tourism development in participating destinations enhanced
Outputs

Urban infrastructure and services improved

Sustainable natural resources management developed

Enterprise development supported

Geographical Location Coron, El Nido
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples B
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design As part of project preparation extensive stakeholder consultations have been carried out with community groups, particularly women and indigenous people, to seek their input into project design, and enhance project benefits for these groups.
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Southeast Asia Urban Services Facility will deliver the outputs specifically for the ensuing Sustainable Tourism Development Project. Preparation of the Sustainable Tourism Development Project is estimated to cost $2.8 million. It is confirmed that (i) the TA facility has adequate resources and (ii) the existing terms of reference for consultants are sufficient to undertake the activities required to deliver the outputs for the ensuing Sustainable Tourism Development Project.
Procurement

The project is classified as _A_ from the procurement perspective due to the executing and

implementing agencies' lack of experience in implementing ADB-financed projects. Procurement

support will be required.

Responsible ADB Officer Woodruff, Allison
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban Development and Water Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Department of Tourism
T. F. Valencia Circle T. M. Kalaw St., Rizal Park
Tourism Infrastructure & Enterprise Zone Authority
6th and 7th Floors, Tower 1, Double Dragon Plaza
Double Dragon Meridian Park
Macapagal Ave. corner EDSA Ext. 1302, Bay Area
Pasay City
Timetable
Concept Clearance 20 Dec 2019
Fact Finding 15 Apr 2021 to 16 Apr 2021
MRM 16 Jul 2021
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 15 Jul 2020

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Title Document Type Document Date
Sustainable Tourism Development Project: Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Dec 2019

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards
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Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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Procurement Plan

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