City Interventions

General Santos Food Terminal and Central Market Upgrading

Country: Philippines
City: General Santos

Key Stakeholders and PartnersCity Government and National Economic Development Authority

Project Preparation Study PeriodOctober 2012 - February 2013

CDIA SupportUS$ 212,215

Expected Downstream FinancingPublic-Private Partnership

Infrastructure sectorsUrban Renewal

CDIA priority impact areasClimate Change Mitigation and Adaptation; Environmental Improvement; Poverty Reduction

Key City Development Issues

For the city to optimize its potential and improve livability, development plans, and corresponding infrastructure investments must be put in place. To date, the city is suffering from congestion in major thoroughfares and the central business district. It is also beset with issues relating to urban pollution.

Details of Cooperation

CDIA-supported activities include:
a) Prioritization of infrastructure investments on the basis of a review of the city development strategy;
b) Preparation of Pre-Feasibility Studies addressing (i) the development of a regional food terminal, (ii) the rehabilitation of the central public market, including the analysis of the transportation network between the terminal and distribution hubs;
c) Identification of fund sources to implement the identified infrastructures; and
d) Assistance to the city in strengthening its own capacity for carrying out the planned investments.

Expected Development Outcomes

When implemented, the projects are expected to result in social and environmental improvement through increased job opportunities, increase in city revenues through the local production, reduction of greenhouse gas emission through efficient delivery of goods, reduction of waste production through effective solid waste management and production of green energy through solid waste management.

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Key City informationThe City of General Santos at the southernmost part of the Philippines is a highly urbanized first class port city. The city is one of the most popular urban centers of the Philippines whose major economic activity is primarily anchored in the agro-industry and fishing industry.

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