Formulation of Master Plan on High Standard Highway Network Development in the Philippines, 2010


The project, funded by a grant from JICA and executed by DPWH, formulated a development strategy for a high standard highway network covering Metro Manila and 200-km sphere, Metro Cebu, and the Tagum-Davao City-General Santos Corridor; and developed a Master Plan on high standard highway for Metro Manila. The first output covered 33 road networks proposed as High Standard Highways under the Medium-Term Development Plan of the Philippines while the second output focused on 17 road networks in Metro Manila that included NLEX-SLEX Link Expressway, NAIA Expressway Phase 2, Central Luzon Link Expressway, and Cavite-Laguna Expressway.
Aside from the technical, institutional, socio-economic, social, and environmental assessment activities and subsequent analysis of results, the whole study examined the applicability of the Public-Private-Partnership scheme in the financing and implementation of road networks for high standard highway development. Implementation options under the PPP scheme included Conventional Type (Base Type), Role sharing Type (Lease), Segment Dividing Type, BOT type with Government Subsidy, and the plain BOT Type. It is worthy to note that the Master Plan with recommended PPP financing schemes is used as the basis for the preparation of the Feasibility Studies in 2011-2012 and subsequent implementation of NAIA Expressway Phase 2, Central Luzon Expressway Link Tarlac-Cabanatuan, and Cavite-Laguna Expressway.