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  • 1. Manila Third Sewerage Project 1st Asian Regional Targeted Workshop for GEF IW Projects Sept. 27-28, 2012 Hotel Sukosol, Bangkok, Thailand Engr. Ramon B. Aguilar, Jr. Project Manager –GEF MTSP - Philippines
  • 2. OUTLINE • Development Objectives of the GEF-MTSP • Expected Outcomes • The Timeframe • Most Valuable Results/Innovations and Lessons • The Major Challenges • The Priority Needs • Opportunities
  • 3. A. The development objectives of the GEF- MTSP is to assist the Government of the Republic of the Philippines in the following areas in: 1. Identifying essential adjustments to administrative institutional, and regulatory practices and existing legislation in order to attract private investments in its wastewater sector; 2. Increasing the effectiveness of the agencies responsible for water pollution control through improved coordination; and 3. Promoting innovative, simple and effective wastewater treatment techniques.
  • 4. B. The Expected Outcomes are: • Increase in coverage of sewerage services in MWSS jurisdiction (% of population) • Increase in coverage of sanitation services in MWSS jurisdiction (% of population) • Reduction of pollution (1,000 metric tonnes of BOD/year)
  • 5. The Timeframe November of 2007 – November 2012 - May 2014
  • 6. 1. Creation of Institutions The Water Quality Management Area (WQMA) and its Governing Board(GB) for San Juan River Basin was created through the DENR Department Administrative Order. Most Valuable Results/Innovations and Lessons
  • 7. 2. Harmonization of Water Quality Monitoring Programs of Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission (PRRC), Laguna Lake Development Authority (LLDA) and the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB)
  • 8. 4. Construction of joint sewage and septage treatment plant 5. Creation of Public Information System 6. Formulation of Sewerage and Sanitation Policies
  • 9. The Major Challenges and Constraints 1.The Area of Coverage and Jurisdictional Overlaps of National Agencies; 2.The Organizational Structure Shift from a National- Project Specific Function to a Holistic –Locally Focused Entity; 3.Data Availability and Technological Capability at the LGU level; and 4.Finance Sources and Social Acceptability of WQMA projects
  • 10. The Priority Needs for Capacity Building 1. Action Planning; 2. Community Organizing; 3. Water Quality Management Technologies; and 4. Innovative Financing Including Public- Private Partnerships.
  • 11. Opportunities for Cooperation with other Projects or Institutions in the Asia Pacific Region 1. Training and Technology Sharing; 2. Joint Financial Ventures; 3. Application of Advance Sewerage and Sanitation Technologies; and 4. Joint Scientific and Social Research.