LAGUNA DE BAY INSTITUTIONAL STRENGTHENING AND COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION (LISCOP) PROJECT
COMPONENT 1 : CO-MANAGED MICRO-WATERSHED ENVIRONMENTAL INTERVENTIONS
This supports the implementation of demand-driven interventions designed to contribute to the over-all objective of improving the environmental quality of Laguna de Bay amd its watershed. The selection and prioritization of sub-projects is based on the results of a participatory micro-watershed based planning and sub-project identification process, referred to as the Laguna de bay Environmental Action Planning (LEAP). The identified interventions constitute an integrated program of sub-projects that are implemented within a micro-watershed by single or multiple LGUs.
The following environmental interventions or sub-projects eligible for funding broadly fall under the following general themes:
a. Forestry, Inland waters and Biodiversity – sub-projects which will address watershed management issues in the upstream, which will include sustainable agriculture, agro-forestry and reforestation;
b. Waste Management and Sanitation –which includes solid waste management, communal biogas systems, establishment of trash traps, waste re-use, recycling and community sanitation projects;
c. Eco-tourism – such as the development of parks and recreational facilities; and
d. Soil Erosion and Flood Management – this includes shoreline protection and embankment (including tree planting and those addressing vegetation cover) of minor tributary river channel improvement including clean-up and dredging.
TWO (2) SUB-COMPONENTS
1. Sub-project preparation, supervision and monitoring which supports training and outreach activities for designing and implementing sub-projects identified through the LEAP involving stakeholders in a micro-watershed;
2. Sub-project Investments that will finance civil works and goods, construction and supervision, which are seen critical to ensure that sub-projects support over-all improvements in Lake’s quality.
The loan proceeds will finance civil works and goods, construction supervision and monitoring of approved sub-project. The conduct of the LEAP including consulting services for project preparation, goods and training activities will be financed from the proceeds of the Dutch grant.
Under Component 1, a total of 33 sub-projects have been implemented by 21 Local Government Units (LGUs) around Laguna Lake. Sub-project types include material recovery facilities, sanitary landfill, flood control, wastewater treatment facility, reforestation and eco-tourism/enhancement.
19 SUB-PROJECTS in the PROVINCE of LAGUNA
|Sta. Cruz||Waste Water Treatment Facility||10.4||100% completed and operational||2009|
|Materials Recovery Facility|
|Kalayaan||Sanitary Landfill||11.2||100% completed and operational||2009|
|Materials Recovery Facility|
|Liliw||Materials Recovery Facility||4.3||100% completed and operational||2009|
|Rehabilitation of Old Dumpsite|
|Cavinti||Environmental Improvement||13.8||100% completed and operational||2008|
|Siniloan||Environmental Improvement||4.0||100% completed and operational||2009|
|Nagcarlan||Waste Water Treatment Facility||5.0||100% completed and operational||2009|
|Materials Recovery Facility|
|Majayjay||Environmental Improvement||34.8||100% completed (deferred operation)||2009|
|Pila||Materials Recovery Facility||6.0||100% completed and operational||2009|
|Victoria||Materials Recovery Facility||5.0||100% completed and operational||2009|
|Pangil||Materials Recovery Facility||23.0||100% completed and operational||2010|
|Pakil||Materials Recovery Facility||10.0||100% completed and operational||2010|
|Mabitac||Materials Recovery Facility||5.0||100% completed and operational||2010|
11 SUB-PROJECTS in the PROVINCE of RIZAL
|Tanay||Environmental Improvement||30.6||100% completed and operational||2008|
|Rehabilitation of Old Dumpsite||100% completed and operational|
|Material Recovery Facility||100% completed and operational|
|Reforestation||100% completed and operational|
|Flood Control||100% completed and operational|
|Morong||Material Recovery Facility||9.9||100% completed and operational||2008|
|Teresa||Material Recovery Facility||8.1||100% completed and operational||2008|
|Angono||Material Recovery Facility||11.0||100% completed and operational||2009|
|Taytay||Flood Control||10.0||100% completed and operational||2009|
|Baras||Flood Control||10.0||100% completed and operational||2010|
|Antipolo||Material Recovery Facility||22.0||100% completed (deferred operation)||2010|
SUB-PROJECT in the PROVINCE of CAVITE
|GMA||Materials Recovery Facility||16.6||100 completed and operational||2010|
2 SUB-PROJECTS in the PROVINCE of QUEZON
|Lucban||Waste Water Treatment Facility||23.0||100% completed (deferred operation)||2011|
|Materials Recovery Facility||18.869||100% completed and operational|
Prior to the closing of the successful LISCOP Original Financing on April 12, 2011, the Authority has already secured approval for the US$10 million Additional Financing on January 28, 2011.
The Budget under the integrity of the Environment and Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation fund has been allocated for the LISCOP Project as mentioned during the speech of President Benigno Aquino III in the 15th Congress of the Philippines on July 26 2011, as stated:
“ In addition, we will fund the Laguna de Bay Strengthening and Community Participation Project, with P485M allotted for the goal of improving the environmental quality and sustainable management resources covering 20 LGUs around Laguna de Bay.”
To put the sub-projects in place for implementation, the LLDA and the World Bank Team conducted consultation meetings with the interested LGUs and stakeholders from August 1-31, 2011 gaining results for the confirmation of 37 proposed sub-projects pipelined within the 3-year implementation.
The development objective of the Laguna de Bay Institutional Strengthening and Community Participation (LISCOP) Project, which would remain unchanged under the Additional Financing, is to assist the Local Borrower to improve the environmental quality of the Laguna de Bay Watershed. The Project will assist the LLDA , local governments and other stakeholders to improve the environmental quality of the Laguna Lake and its watershed.
The $10M additional financing would at least double the number of sub-projects implemented by LGUs and significantly extending the impact of sub-project in addressing the serious environmental issues around the Lake. This will also assist the LGUs in the rehabilitation of environment and flood-control-related infrastructure that were severely affected by the typhoons in 2009 that hit the project areas.
The Additional Financing will be used to support the scaling up of priority environmental sub-projects implemented by Local Government Units (LGUs) under Component I of the LISCOP Project to address pressing environmental issues in the watershed and the lake itself and to scale up positive impacts and project coverage.
LGUS WITH SIGNED SUB-PROJECT MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT (S-MOAS)
Out of the sixteen Local Government Units, nine (9) have formalized their commitments to participate in LISCOP AF the execution of their respective sub-project Memorandum of Agreement (sMOA). The said instrument is legally supported by Municipal Ordinances stating the Municipal Council’s affirmation on the interest of the Chief Executive to enter into agreement with LISCOP and authorizing the same to apply and negotiate for and in behalf of the LGU with the executing partners (LLDA and MDFO). The nine (9) Local Government Units with signed SMOAs:
- Paete, Laguna
- Rodriguez, Rizal
- Teresa, Rizal
- Pangil, Laguna
- Lumban, Laguna
- Pagsanjan, Laguna
- Sta Maria, Laguna
- Rizal, Laguna
- Lucban, Quezon
ADDITIONAL FINANCING SUB-PROJECT STATUS (as of October 2012)
Subprojects with MDFO approval
FS / SPAR Preparation – Submission for MDFO approval
Subprojects at Pre-FS stage (given until December 31, 2012 to obtain MDFO approval)