APPROVAL DATE: Sep. 27, 2017 SECTOR: Water/Flood Management REGION: Philippines

Philippines: Metro Manila Flood Management Project

Project Description:

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 components of the Project are summarized below:

(i) Modernizing of Drainage Areas

This 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.

(ii) Minimizing Solid Waste Dumped in Waterways

This 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.

(iii) Participatory Housing and Resettlement

This component will support land acquisition, site development, housing construction, upfront capital subsidy, rental support (for the transitional period, as needed), livelihood assistance programs, and various technical assistance and capacity-building activities that will assist impacted individuals and communities.

(iv) Project Management and Coordination

This component will involve project management support including monitoring and evaluation, procurement, financial management, safeguard monitoring, etc.

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