As an archipelago of over 7,000 islands, the Philippines requires efficient and modern transport infrastructures, logistics facilities and power infrastructures to accelerate and sustain its socio-economic growth, improve its global competitiveness, and promote physical integration.
DBP addresses this need through its Connecting Rural Urban Intermodal Systems Efficiency (CRUISE) Program. This umbrella program aims to support investments that improve the country’s primary transport infrastructure and logistics facilities to provide affordable, reliable and safe mass transport systems; support the efficient movement of basic commodities; bring down the costs of goods and services; and introduce sustainable storage, handling and distribution technologies.
DBP’s financial assistance also supports the government in the implementation of reforms and priority investment in the power sector. This would include support for increased access to electricity services and transformation of Electric Cooperatives.