Davao Public Transport Modernization Project (ADB-45296-005)

  • Philippines
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  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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Voting Date
Aug 10, 2015
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Government of the Philippines
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  • Transport
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 0.80 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 0.80 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Jul 7, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Sep 30, 2016

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Project Description
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The Project includes the development of improved public transport operations that will cover the full urban area and cater for the growth in travel demand at the cities expanding edges. The project will overhaul the outdated services that provide a poor level of service in terms of coverage area, hours of operation, and passenger comfort and facilities. The project will improve a city-wide bus-based public transport operating system, with improved and modern franchising mechanisms that ensure supply meets demand. This will be supported through traffic management improvements to prioritize bus services along a core network of around 110 kilometers (km). The core network will form part of an integrated and system wide operation with feeder routes covering an additional 400 route-km, and associated passenger infrastructure and bus terminal facilities. The improved franchising mechanism will promote performance based contracts, integrated fare collection systems, and streamlined through service operations. The Project includes institutional strengthening to support the development and operation of a modern transport system and franchising mechanisms, as well as a social development program to support transport operators in the transition to a modern transport systems. The Project includes public-private financing arrangements for bus fleet renewal. The project preparatory TA will assist in the preparation of the loan, capacity development, social development program, and fleet renewal program.

The PPTA will be implemented over a period of 9 months between December 2016 and August 2017. A consulting firm will be recruited through QCBS for design and construction supervision services; recruitment of consultants will be done in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013). Consultancy services will be provided by a firm, requiring 12 person-months of international consultants and 46 person-months of national consultants. The City of Davao and the Department of Transportation and Communications will assign relevant counterpart staff to the project, on a permanent or part-time basis, as required, as part of the formulation of the PMU. Counterpart staff should include a PMU head, planning officer, finance officer, highway engineer, Land Transportation Office officer, and Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board officer.


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