Under the terms of the LDP, the Components, Cost and Financing Plan for the overall program, NRIMP was to include the following components:
Road Upgrading (US$1,000 million). NRIMP would finance the rehabilitation and upgrading of about 2,200 km of the national roads through international competitive bidding.
Preventive Maintenance (US$900 million). NRIMP would finance annual preventive maintenance of the NRS procured through National Competitive Bidding (NCB) arrangements. The works were mainly to comprise asphaltic concrete overlays, bituminous resealing and various associated pavement repairs. Funds from the loan were to be disbursed on a quality output basis (e.g.: only if selection, preparation and execution met minimum pre-defined quality standards). About 9,000 kms of roads would be so improved.
Long-Term Performance Based Maintenance (US$35 million). This component aimed to test the performance of multi-year routine, periodic and preventive maintenance contracts. Payments under these contracts would be based on outcomes in terms of minimum service levels, rather than on the quantities of physical works performed
Business Improvements Implementation Projects (BIIPs) (US$60 million). The component aimed to improve the DPWH business processes, which would also be used by the proposed Road Maintenance Authority, supported by an integrated information system, including:
Core processes for managing (planning, building and operating) highways
Support processes for managing public works, including finances, physical and human resources, information, procurement and institutional strategy
Forty-two BIIPs were to be completed by the end of NRIMP; thirty-six (36) financed under NRIMP;
three (3) under a parallel project financed by ADB - Sixth Road Improvement Project; and four (4) under
the ongoing Highway Management Project (HMP).
E. Policy and Institutional Reforms (US$5 million). Studies and technical assistance to support the