LAGUNA DE BAY INSTITUTIONAL STRENGTHENING AND COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION (LISCOP) PROJECT

COMPONENT 1 : CO-MANAGED MICRO-WATERSHED ENVIRONMENTAL INTERVENTIONS

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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

MUNICIPALITY SUB-PROJECT COST STATUS COMPLETED
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
MRF Enhancement
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
Environmental Improvement
Pakil Materials Recovery Facility 10.0 100% completed and operational 2010
Environmental Improvement
Mabitac Materials Recovery Facility 5.0 100% completed and operational 2010

11 SUB-PROJECTS in the PROVINCE of RIZAL

MUNICIPALITY SUB-PROJECT COST STATUS COMPLETED
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

MUNICIPALITY SUB-PROJECT COST STATUS COMPLETED
GMA Materials Recovery Facility 16.6 100 completed and operational 2010

2 SUB-PROJECTS in the PROVINCE of QUEZON

MUNICIPALITY SUB-PROJECT COST STATUS COMPLETED
Lucban Waste Water Treatment Facility 23.0 100% completed (deferred operation) 2011
Materials Recovery Facility 18.869 100% completed and operational

ADDITIONAL FINANCING

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:

  1. Paete, Laguna
  2. Rodriguez, Rizal
  3. Teresa, Rizal
  4. Pangil, Laguna
  5. Lumban, Laguna
  6. Pagsanjan, Laguna
  7. Sta Maria, Laguna
  8. Rizal, Laguna
  9. Lucban, Quezon

ADDITIONAL FINANCING SUB-PROJECT STATUS (as of October 2012)

Subprojects with MDFO approval

MUNICIPALITY SUB-PROJECT COST (MPhP)
Paete Wastewater Treatment Facility 4.595
Materials Recovery Facility 12
Sanitary Landfill
Sta. Maria Material Recovery Facility 8.803
Rodriguez Environmental Enhancement 49.819
Wastewater Treatment Facility
Flood Control
Teresa Learning Resource Center 12
Wastewater Treatment Facility

FS / SPAR Preparation – Submission for MDFO approval

MUNICIPALITY SUB-PROJECT COST (MPhP)
Pangil Agroforestry 14.285
Antipolo City Enhancement of Material Recovery Facility 20
Pagsanjan Dumpsite Rehabilitation 10
Material Recovery Facility
Wastewater Treatment Facility
Lucban River Rehabilitation 20
Angono Wastewater Treatment Facility 3
Rizal Environmental Enhancement 15
Liliw Environmental Enhancement 15

Subprojects at Pre-FS stage (given until December 31, 2012 to obtain MDFO approval)

MUNICIPALITY SUB-PROJECT COST (MPhP)
Cavinti Environmental Enhancement 16
Tanay Wastewater Treatment Facility 3
Pila Environmental Enhancement 3
Sta. Cruz Flood Control 20
Victoria Agri Tourism