According to AIIB website: "the Project objective is to improve flood management in selected areas of Metro Manila. This will be achieved by constructing new and modernizing existing pumping stations and their supporting infrastructure, by improving solid waste management practices within the vicinity of drainage systems served by the selected pumping stations, and by supporting the resettlement of impacted individuals."
The Project will focus on about 56 potentially critical drainage areas with an approximate land area of 11,100 ha or over 17 percent of the total area of Metro Manila. This will include an area with a total population of about 970,000 people or about 210,000 households. The project components are as follows:
1. Modernization of Drainage Areas. The component will modernize approximately 36 existing pumping stations and construct approximately 20 new pumping stations in areas where the population has grown rapidly over the past few years. The related infrastructure such as flood gates, trash racks, drainage channels and other mechanical equipment will either be newly constructed or rehabilitated.
2. Minimizing Solid Waste Dumped in Waterways. The component will improve solid waste management practices within selected drainage areas. The collection and disposal system in the vicinity of pumping stations as well as in the upstream catchment areas will be strengthened.
3. Participatory Housing and Resettlement. The component will support land acquisition, site development, housing construction, upfront capital subsidy, rental support (for transitional period, as needed), livelihood assistance programs, and various technical assistance and capacity-building activities that will help strengthen the communities and implementing agencies.
4. Project Management and Coordination. Project management support to the implementation units for timely and effective delivery of the Project, including monitoring and evaluation, procurement, financial management, and safeguard monitoring, etc.
AIIB: Mr. Ghufran Shafi
Project Team Leader / Senior Investment Operations Specialist
Telephone No.: +86 10 8358 0171
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
World Bank: Mr. Joop Stoutjesdijk
Task Team Leader / Lead Irrigation Engineer
Telephone No.: +1 2024733754
Email Address: Jstoutjesdijk@worldbank.org
Contact: Ms. Stella Laureano Director
Department of Finance
Telephone No.: +63 2 523 9223
Email Address: email@example.com
Mr. Patrick Gatan, Director
Flood Management Cluster, Department of Public Works and Highways
Telephone No.: +63 2 304 3000
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Jose V. Campo
Assistant General Manager for Planning, Metro Manila Development Authority
Telephone No.: +63 915 696 1131
Email Address: email@example.com
ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF AIIB
In addition, the AIIB has a Bank Oversight Mechanism. According to AIIB's policies, "people who believe they have been or are likely to be adversely affected by a failure of the Bank to implement the ESP may also submit complaints to the Bank's oversight mechanism in accordance with the policies and procedures to be established by the Bank for such mechanism." However, at the time of writing, it is unclear what the exact scope and function of this Oversight Mechanism will be.