Philippines

The Government of the Philippines through the national Department of Transportation (DOTr) and GIZ work together towards a more climate-friendly sustainable urban mobility system in the country.

GIZ supports the DOTr in its nationwide public transport reform, with focus on the jeepney sector (semi-informal minibus system). The jointly developed Jeepney+ NAMA aims to establish a high quality public transport system inducing ongoing fleet renewal of approx. 200,000 vehicles, a transition towards higher capacity buses, professionalization of the operations and improved service levels.

The NAMA initiates a transformational change of the entire public transport market in the Philippines by creating a supportive regulatory and financial framework unlocking private investments into low carbon public transport vehicles and operations, with up to 3.1 billion Euro of private investments.

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“I wait for it. I don’t ride the old Jeepneys.” – Modernizing the Jeepney Sector

Maylin Tuano stopped riding old Jeepneys, the most dominant form of public transport, and started to...
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Change Has Come for the Philippine Jeepneys

In the Philippines, Jeepneys (approximately 200,000 nationwide) are the most dominant form of public transport, accounting...
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Where Convenience of People Matters Most

Walking is the most common form of mobility and is generally how all trips start and...
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    Interview with Martin Delgra, Chairman LTFRB, Philippines

    In this interview Martin B. Delgra III, Chairman of The Philippines’ Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory...
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    How the Philippines Are Modernising Their Bus Services

    Public transport in the Philippines is dominated by informal, poorly maintained buses and jeepneys (which started...
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    Best Practices for Urban Mobility Planning

    Many cities face major challenges due to the negative impact of increasing motorization and fast urban...
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    Modernizing Public Transport in the Philippines

    Modernizing Public Transport in the Philippines: The Jeepney+ NAMA The Public Utility Vehicle Modernization (PUVM) Program...
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    Facilitating the Development of Ambitious Transport Mitigation Actions (TRANSfer)

    Developing mitigation actions and facilitating access to climate finance.
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