1 CAS attachment Rolling plan for the Philippines As of April 2012. 1. Basic Assistance Policy Assistance in Pursuit of Inclusive Growth 2. Priority Area 1 Achieving Sustainable Economic Growth through the Acceleration of Investment Promotion Issues and Tasks Japan 's Assistance Policy for development issues . East Asia's development experiences have shown that sustainable development, led by Foreign Direct Investments (FDI), is an indispensable condition for attaining To accelerate the investment from both domestic and foreign sources that enables the Philippines to attain sustainable growth through job inclusive growth that the Philippine government is aiming for.
2 Among major challenges in promoting investment and business in the Philippines are inadequate creation, Japan provides assistance for improving the transport network in GCR, developing infrastructure related to energy, water, etc., as infrastructure including poor ulitization of the exsiting infrastructure as well as corruption and inefficient governance. These are evident especially in transportation well as enhancing the administrative capacity for implementing infrastructure development. infrastructure which has received the lowest rating among advanced ASEAN-5 (Global Competitiveness Report). The annual economic loss brought about by the traffic congestion is estimated to amount to approximately billion dollars.
3 Japan also supports the smooth implementation of PPP by enhancing administrative capacity that can lead to proper management in scheme establishment including legal frameworks, as well as formulation, implementation, and management of projects. To provide a more favorable investment and business environment, better and more reliable infrastructure must be constructed. In particular, it is imperative to alleviate the congestion in Metro Manila and improve the logistics system by developing highways and a train network in the Greater Capital Region (GCR) which connects the Growth Corridor of Subic-Clark-Manila-Batangas. In addition, various government rules and systems, including Public-Private Partnership (PPP) and a feed-in-tariff for renewable energy, need to be established or improved for attracting more investment in infrastructure projects.
4 The development of infrastructure, as a basis for economic growth, is also meaningful in the perspective of maximizing the opportunities from the Japan - Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA) that came into effect in 2008. It can facilitate cooparation between the public and private sector, epitomized by PPP, and attract more private investment. Assistance Amount Before JFY Note Program Program Summary Project Scheme JFY 2012 JFY 2013 JFY 2014 JFY 2015 JFY 2016 (100 Million 2011 Yen). In order to accelerate the investments from domestic and foreign sources, create employment opportunities in the Integrated Transport Implementation and Management IE.
5 Country and achieve inclusive and sustainable economic development, Japan provides assistance to improve the transport network in GCR, and critical infrastructure related The Project for Capacity Development on Transportation Planning &. TCP to energy, water, etc. Database Management Japan also provides assistance to improve the Philippine Road Planning Management Advisor IE. government's capacity in the implementation of infrastructure development. The assistance covers the improvement of project management, the enhancement of Road Planning Management Advisor IE. administrative and financial management of government- Development owned and controlled agencies, the facilitation of Issue deregulation, and the establishment of PPP scheme.
6 New CNS/ATM Systems Development Project YL Infrastructure Improvement of Quality Management for Highway and Bridge Construction &. TCP Maintenance (Phase 2). Development for Sustainable Economic Growth Preparatory Study for LRT 2 Extension Project PS Support for Climate Change Study on the Strategic Railway Networks for Greater Capital Region PS. Infrastructure Development in Arterial Road Bypass Project (Phase 1) Plaridel and Cabanatuan YL Greater Capital Region Road Upgrading Preservation Project YL Central Luzon Link Expressway Construction Project YL Arterial Road Bypass Project (Phase II) YL Improvement of Bridges Through Disaster Mitigating Measures for Large TCP Scale Earthquakes Mega Manila Region Highway Network ITS Integration Project TCP.
7 Study on Institutional Improvement for PPP in the Philippines TCP. Project for Study on the Airport Strategies for the Greater Capital Region TCP Capacity Development Project for Improvement of Safety and Efficiency for TCP Air Navigation system Logistic Infrastructure Development Project YL In order to accelerate the investments from domestic and Metropolitan Manila Area Sewerage and Sanitary Environment Improvement foreign sources, create employment opportunities in the PS. Survey on Business Cooperation Preparation country and achieve inclusive and sustainable economic development, Japan provides assistance to improve the Metro Cebu Water District Supply Business Operation and Management transport network in GCR, and critical infrastructure related TCP.
8 Technology Support Project to energy, water, etc. Other issue-Specific Japan also provides assistance to improve the Philippine Thematic training (10 items). Training government's capacity in the implementation of infrastructure development. The assistance covers the improvement of project management, the enhancement of Individual experts (short) (1 view) IE. administrative and financial management of government- owned and controlled agencies, the facilitation of ASEAN- Japan Action plan on Environment Improvement in the Transport deregulation, and the establishment of PPP scheme. MLIT-TA. Sector Infrastructure ASEAN- Japan Logistics Project MLIT-TA.
9 Development in Greater Capital Region (Continued ASEAN- Japan Aviation Security Project MLIT-TA. ASEAN- Japan Maritime Transport Security Program MLIT-TA. ASEAN- Japan Port Technology Joint Research Project MLIT-TA. International Cooperative Training Project for Asian Seafarers MLIT-TA. Development Issue Preparatory Study for Batangas-Manila Natural Gas Pipeline Project PS. Project for Study on Energy Efficiency and Conservation TCP Climate Change Support Infrastructure Development for In the perspective of alleviating the concentration of economic activities in Metro Manila and achieving inclusive YL Sustainable growth, Japan supports the improvement of the transport Rural Road Network Development Project (Phase 3).)
10 Economic Growth network and the development of infrastructure related to energy, water, etc, that can contribute to the development YL Urgent Bridges Construction Project for Rural Development of rural economic hubs. In these efforts, the collaboration with the Japanese private sector will be also pursued. Capacity Development on Tourism Statistics in Local Government Units TCP. (LGUs). Japan also provides assistance to improve the Philippine government's capacity in the implementation of infrastructure development. The assistance covers the Stabilization and route rationalization strategy decision support (long-term) IE. improvement of project management, the enhancement of administrative and financial management of government- owned and controlled agencies, the facilitation of deregulation, and the establishment of PPP scheme.