According to the AIIB, the objective of the project is to contribute to efficiency improvements of road travel in Bataan, Cavite, and the National Capital Region.
The Bataan Cavite Interlink Bridge (BCIB) Program comprises about 32 kilometer (km) fixed crossing over Manila Bay, consisting of (i) 2 long-span navigation bridges with main spans of 900 and 400 meters connecting Mariveles, Bataan to Naic Cavite; (ii) 24 km of marine and land viaducts; and (iii) 5 km of approach roads. The Program also comprises a ramp connecting Corregidor Island to Bataan and Cavite. The Program will also finance capacity building activities to improve the government’s operation and maintenance and management capacities for BCIB and future complex bridges. The Program is expected to be financed in three phases.
Phase 1 of the Program will finance a segment of the civil works component involving the navigation bridges, marine and land viaducts, and approach roads.
ADB has categorized the E&S risks of the Project as Category A for Environment, A for Involuntary Resettlement and C for Indigenous Peoples.
AIIB Team Leader:
Anne Ong Lopez - Investment Operations Specialist, Transport
ADB Team Leader:
Witoon Tawisook - Principal Transport Specialist
Borrower - Government of The Philippines:
Mark Dennis Y.C. Joven - Undersecretary, Department of Finance
Implementing Agency - Department of Public Works and Highways:
Emil K. Sadain - Senior Undersecretary, DPWH
ACCESS TO INFORMATION
You can submit an information request for project information at: https://www.aiib.org/en/contact/information-request/index.html
ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF AIIB
The AIIB has established the Accountability Mechanism for Project-Affected People (PPM). The PPM provides Òan opportunity for an independent and impartial review of submissions from Project-affected people who believe they have been or are likely to be adversely affected by AIIBÕs failure to implement the ESP in situations when their concerns cannot be addressed satisfactorily through Project level GRMs or AIIB Management processes.Ó Two or more project-affected people can file a complaint. Under the current AIIB policy, when the bank co-finances a project with another development bank, it may apply the other bank's standards. You can refer to the Project Summary Information document to find out which standards apply. You can learn more about the PPM and how to file a complaint at: https://www.aiib.org/en/about-aiib/who-we-are/project-affected-peoples-mechanism/how-we-assist-you/index.html
The complaint submission form can be accessed in Arabic, Bahasa Indonesia, Bengali, Chinese, English, Tagalog, Hindi, Nepali, Russian, Turkish, or Urdu. The submission form can be found at: https://www.aiib.org/en/about-aiib/who-we-are/project-affected-peoples-mechanism/submission/index.html