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Philippines - Fifth Highway Project (English)

Ratings for the Fifth Highway Project for Philippines were as follows: outcomes were unsatisfactory, project sustainability was likely, Bank performance was satisfactory, and Borrower performance was also a satisfactory. Some lessons learned included: the offer of an incentive bonus to the contractor as the implementation of Tagum - Mati road was a success wherein the contractor was induced to complete the project on time. Completing the work on time despite the odds served as an indicator of competence as the contractor is concerned. The adoption of such practice is recommended for future projects. Whilst there will be a need for engaging international consultants and international contractors to undertake very large road rehabilitation projects, optimum institution building could be achieved in respect of Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) contractors by maintaining sub-project sizes at a reasonable level which is not too high to shut out the experienced large scale local contractors, and at the same time be attractive to encourage the participation of competent foreign contractors. The best method of developing the local construction industry is to offer them opportunities to perform, which in turn will encourage them to invest in better types of equipment which they lack.


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    Implementation Completion and Results Report

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    East Asia and Pacific,

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    Philippines - Fifth Highway Project

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Philippines - Fifth Highway Project (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.