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MOS - Middle East and North Africa Region

 World Bank Monthly Operational Summary
Middle East and North Africa Region
August 2013
data as of July 15, 2012

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Algeria

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

(R) Improving Desert Ecosystems for Livelihoods (ALG-DELP): The objective is to improve livelihoods of oasis communities through: (a) piloting a combined approach of desert ecosystem conservation; (b) agricultural development; and (c) adaptation to climate change impacts at a network of intervention sites. Appraisal scheduled for 2 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P128082. US$ 7.4 (GEFU). Consulting services to be determined. Ministere de l Amenagement du Territoire et de l Environment, Avenue des 4 Canons, Algiers, Algeria Tel/Fax: (213) 432-804, E-mail: cadastre-2002@hotmail.com, Contact: Nadia Chenouf, Deputy Director

Algeria

Energy and Mining

Energy Efficiency Program: The objective is to support targeted transformation of the household appliances market in Algeria. The increase of the use of efficient household appliances such as air conditioners would result in peak load reduction, energy savings and GHG emission reductions. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 15 August 2013. Environmental Assessment Category C. US$ 5.5 (GEFU). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Djibouti

Energy and Mining

Geothermal Exploratory Drilling (Cr. 52620-DJ): The objective is to support the Government to: (a) maintain the lowest tariff price for geothermal power generation; (b) establish an exploratory drilling program; and (c) recommend an Independent Power Producer’s international tender to develop, engineer, procure and construct a 50 MW geothermal power plant. Bank Approval completed on 5 June 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P127143. US$ 6.0/2.3/5.0/1.1/3.3/7.0 (IDA Credit/AFDB/AFDF/ESMP/FRDE/OPEC). No consultants are required. Ministry of Energy, Djibouti, Tel: (253-21) 325-431, E-mail: ministreenergie@gmail.com, Contact: Dr. Fouad Ahmed Ayeh, Minister of Energy and Water

Djibouti

Energy and Mining

Geothermal Exploratory Drilling-GEF: The objective is to support the Government to: (a) maintain the lowest tariff price for the geothermal power generation; (b) establish an exploratory drilling program; and (c) recommend an Independent Power Producer’s international tender to develop, engineer, procure and construct a 50 MW geothermal power plant. Bank Approval completed on 5 June 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P127144. US$ 6.0 (GEFU). No consultants are required. Ministry of Economy and Finance, in Charge of Industry and Planning, BP 13, Djibouti, Tel: (253) 2132-5105, Fax: (253) 2135-6501, E-mail: smibrathu@mefip.gov.dj, Contact: Roberto Albino Mito, Director

Djibouti

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

Second Urban Poverty Reduction Project: The objective is to improve living conditions in Quartier 7, by providing and upgrading basic urban services and engaging the community. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 25 July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 5.0 (IDA Grant). Consultants will be required. Agence Djiboutienne de Developpement Social (ADDS), Djibouti, Tel: (253) 2135-8655, Fax: (253) 2135-7184, E-mail: direction@adds.dj

Arab Republic of Egypt

Energy and Mining

(R) Helwan South Power (Ln. 82780-EG): The objective is to improve power supply in Egypt, which includes construction of a 1,300 MW power plant at Helwan South and associated infrastructure. Bank Approval completed on 27 June 2013. Environmental Assessment Category A. Project: P117407. US$ 585.4/193.5/449.9/213.8/40.0 (IBRD/ARFU/ISDB/KFAE/OPEC). Consultants will be required. Egypt Electricity Holding Company, Arab Republic of Egypt, Tel: (20-2) 2401-2368, Fax: (20-2) 2261-6512, E-mail: eea_awad@link.net, Contact: Dr. Mohamed M. Awad, Managing Director

Arab Republic of Egypt

Energy and Mining

Energy Social Safety Nets Sector Reforms Technical Assistance: The objective is to assist the Government of Egypt in reducing barriers for improving the financial viability of the energy sector and strengthening the social safety nets. First Grant Funding Request Approval scheduled for 24 July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P144305. US$ 6.5 (MNAF). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Arab Republic of Egypt

Energy and Mining

Kom Ombo Solar: The objective is to support the construction of a concentrated solar power plant and associated infrastructure in Upper Egypt. Decision Meeting scheduled for 30 August 2013. Environmental Assessment Category A. Project: P120191. US$ 170.0/170.0/50.0/32.0 (IBRD/AFDB/CCTF/KFW). Consultants will be required. New and Renewable Energy Agency (NREA), Cairo, Arab Republic of Egypt, Tel: (20-2) 271-3176, Fax: (20-2) 271-7173, E-mail: nre@idsc.net.eg, Contact: Mr. Abdel Rahman Salah El Din, Managing Director

Arab Republic of Egypt

Health and Other Social Services

(N) Emergency Employment Investment Project: The objectives are to: (a) create short-term employment opportunities for the unemployed in selected locations in Egypt; (b) contribute to the creation and maintenance of infrastructure and community assets and services; and (c) improve access of the target population in poor areas to basic infrastructure and community services. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 22 July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 70.0 (MNAF). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Arab Republic of Egypt

Health and Other Social Services

(R) Emergency Cash Transfer Project: The objective is to provide targeted cash transfers to the poor to alleviate current economic difficulties and mitigate the adverse impacts of ongoing and planned economic reform programs. Pre-appraisal scheduled for 18 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category C. US$ 150.0 (IBRD). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Arab Republic of Egypt

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

Governance and SSN Reform Program Development Policy Loan: The objective is to support the Government in implementing governance and social protection reform. Decision Meeting scheduled for 18 December 2013. Environmental Assessment Category U. Project: P143007. US$ 500.0 (IBRD). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Arab Republic of Egypt

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

Sustainable Persistent Organic Pollutants Management: The objective is to assist Egypt to strengthen its technical and management capacity for minimizing exposure to persistent organic pollutants. Decision Meeting scheduled for 22 July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category A. Project: P116230. US$ 5.4/5.3 (ECEU/GEFU). Consultants will be required. Egypt Environmental Affairs Agency, 30 Misr, Helwan Agri. Road, Maadi, Cairo, Arab Republic of Egypt, Tel: (20-2) 526-1419/1421, E-mail: gefunitegypt@gmail.com, Contact: Yasmin Fouad, Director, GEF Unit

Arab Republic of Egypt

Transportation

Urban Transport Infrastructure Development: The objective is to improve the reliability and efficiency of urban transport in Cairo through implementation of cost-effective and clean technology investments that support major modal shift from private vehicles and microbuses to large size. Decision Meeting scheduled for 16 December 2013. Environmental Assessment Category A. Project: P115837. US$ 304.0/100.0/0.3/5.7/190.0 (IBRD/CCTF/IDF/MNIS/ZPCO). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Housing, GOPP, 12 Ismail Abaza Street, Cairo, Arab Republic of Egypt, Tel: (20-20)-2792-1514, Fax: (20-20)-2792-1512, E-mail: madbouly@yahoo.com, Contact: Prof. M. Madbouly, Chairman of GOPP

Iraq

Transportation

Transport Corridors and Trade: The objective is to facilitate logistics and trade between Iraq and its neighbors Jordan, Syria and Turkey. Decision Meeting scheduled for 5 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category A. Project: P131550. US$ 300.0 (IBRD). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Jordan

Health and Other Social Services

(R) Mitigate the Impact of Syrian Displacement (Ln. 82830-JO): The objective is to support the Government of Jordan to maintain access to essential healthcare services and basic household needs for the Jordanian population affected by the large and increasing influx of Syrian refugees. Bank Approval scheduled for 18 July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category C. US$ 150.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Finance, Jordan, Tel: (962-6) 464-4466, E-mail: mop@mop.gov.jo, Contact: H.E. Umayya Toukan, Minister of Finance

Jordan

Health and Other Social Services

National Unified Registry and Outreach Worker Program: The objective is to improve the targeting of social safety net programs and developing an efficient outreach mechanism. Bank Approval scheduled for 31 July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category C. US$ 9.5 (MNIS). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation, PO Box 555, Amman 11118, Jordan, Tel: (962-6) 464-4466, Fax: (962-6) 464-2247, E-mail: mop@mop.gov.jo, Contact: H.E Ibrahim Saif

Jordan

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

Second Programmatic Development Policy Loan: The objective, same as the parent project, is to support the Government in achieving fiscal consolidation efforts and mitigating the impact of the fiscal crisis. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 4 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category U. US$ 250.0 (IBRD). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Jordan

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

(N) Emergency Services and Social Resilience Project: The objective is to maintain access to essential health services and basic household needs for Jordanian population affected by the increasing influx of Syrian refugees. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 23 July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 10.0/4.0/6.0/10.0 (IBRD/CIDA/MNIS/SPBF). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Lebanon

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

Sustainable Agricultural Livelihoods in Marginal Areas (SALMA): The objective is to increase the growth and stability of incomes of small farmers in ecologically vulnerable remote hilly areas through increased access to reliable sources for supplementary irrigation using sustainable land and water development approaches, and reforestation. Decision Meeting scheduled for 15 October 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 7.2 (GEFU). Consultants will be required. Implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Lebanon

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

Sustainable Agriculture Livelihoods in Marginal Areas: The objective is to assist small farmers in remote hilly areas with a high level of poverty, which will provide supplementary irrigation to grow higher value crops, increase incomes and create employment opportunities. Decision Meeting scheduled for 15 October 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P131431. US$ 20.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Agriculture, Lebanon, Tel: (961-1) 821-900, Fax: (961-1) 823-900, E-mail: mkhansa@agriculture.gov.lb, Contact: Mohammad Khansa, Advisor to H.E. the Minister of Agriculture

Lebanon

Energy and Mining

(N) PRG for FRSU: The objective is to provide a credit enhancement mechanism to address the low credit worthiness of the power sector, to support the development of a floating regasification and storage unit (FRSU) to enable the import of liquefied natural gas (LNG) into Lebanon. Appraisal scheduled for 30 November 2013. Environmental Assessment Category U. US$ 60.0 (GUAR). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Lebanon

Health and Other Social Services

Cultural Heritage Additional Financing: The objectives are to support: (a) rehabilitation of historic city centers and improvement of urban infrastructure; (b) conservation and management of archeological sites; and (c) institutional strengthening. Bank Approval completed on 12 April 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P116197. US$ 27.0/30.1 (IBRD/FRDE). Consultants will be required. Council for Development and Reconstruction, Beirut, Lebanon, Tel: (961-1) 981-432, Fax: (961-1) 981-252, E-mail: wafac@cdr.gov.lb, Contact: Nabil Jisr, President

Lebanon

Health and Other Social Services

Social Promotion and Protection (Ln. 82600-LB): The objectives are to support: (a) community-led social development projects based on a demand-driven process; (b) National Poverty Targeting Program (NPTP); and (c) other social reforms of the Ministry of Social Affairs. Bank Approval completed on 17 May 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P124761. US$ 30.0 (IBRD). No consultants are required. Ministry of Social Affairs, Beirut, Lebanon, Tel: (961-1) 611-242, E-mail: minister@socialaffairs.gov.lb, Contact: Roberto Albino Mito, Director

Lebanon

Industry and Trade

(R) Environmental Pollution Abatement Project: The objective is to reduce pollution generated by point-source/industrial entities, to limit the impact on public health as well as on ecological systems by increasing environmental performance in point sources/industrial plants and the introduction of cleaner production and green investments. Decision Meeting scheduled for mid-July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category F. Project: P143594. US$ 15.0 (IBRD). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Lebanon

Industry and Trade

Polychlorinated Biphenyle Management: The objective is to facilitate the implementation of the duties, rights, and responsibilities of the Republic of Lebanon towards the Stockholm Convention by: (a) enhancing management of Persistent Organic Pollutants; and (b) drawing partnership to develop/implement a national strategy to eliminate the release of Polychlorinated Biphenyles. Pre-appraisal scheduled for 26 August 2013. Environmental Assessment Category A. US$ 2.5 (GEFU). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Environment, Downtown Beirut, Lazarieh Center, Black A4 New, 8th Floor, Beirut, Lebanon, Tel: (961-1) 976-517, Fax: (961-1) 976-534, E-mail: manal.moussallem@undp-lebprojects.org

Lebanon

Information and Communications

(R) Mobile Internet Ecosystem Project (MIEP) (Ln. 82650-LB): The objectives are to: (a) increase the number of start-up projects in the ICT sector; (b) raise employment in the ICT sector; and (c) enhance the enabling environment for ICT in Lebanon. Bank Approval scheduled for 31 July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P131202. US$ 6.4 (IBRD). No consultants are required. Ministry of Telecommunications, Beirut, Lebanon, Tel: (961-1) 979-348, E-mail: nsehnaoui@idm.net.lb, Contact: Seyfu Ketema, Executive Director

Lebanon

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

(R) Second Fiscal Management Reform: The objective is to support the Ministry of Finance’s efforts in tightening the control environment, improve the allocation of public financial resources, and enhance the efficiency and transparency of the government financial management system. Decision Meeting scheduled for 25 July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P133226. US$ 5.2 (IBRD). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Lebanon

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

Water Augmentation Project: The objective is to augment the water supply of the Greater Beirut Region in a sustainable manner. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 5 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category A. US$ 125.0/74.0/60.0 (IBRD/ISDB/SAUD). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Morocco

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

(R) Inclusive Green Growth Development Policy Loan: The objective is to support the Government in developing a coherent strategic approach to climate change and mainstream climate change actions across sectors. Decision Meeting scheduled for mid-July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category U. US$ 150.0 (IBRD). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Economy and Finance, Rabat, Morocco, Tel: (212-37) 774-287, Fax: (212-37) 677-530, E-mail: benchekroun@affaires-générales.gov.ma, Contact: Mlle Sabah Benchekroun, Chargé de Mission auprès du Premier Ministre

Morocco

Energy and Mining

(R) Office National de l’Electricité et de l’Eau Potable (ONEE) Support Additional Financing: The objective, a continuation, is to increase the efficiency and reliability of electricity supply. Negotiations scheduled for 24 July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 35.0 (IBRD). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Morocco

Energy and Mining

Ouarzazate II Concentrated Solar Power: The objectives are to: (a) develop the 500 Megawatt Ouarzazate solar power plant by financing the second phase through a public private partnership (PPP); and (b) increase power generation from solar power and mitigate greenhousegas emissions and local environmental impact. Decision Meeting scheduled for 22 January 2014. Environmental Assessment Category A. US$ 150.0/200.0/375.0/125.0/237.5 (IBRD/CCTF/EUIB/FRDE/KFW). Consulting services to be determined. Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy (MASEN), Station Traitement Av. Mohamed Bel Hassan, Rabat, Morocco, Tel: (212-53) 7574-657, Fax: (212-53) 7571-475, E-mail: masen@masen.ma, Contact: Mustapha Bakkoury, CEO

Morocco

Energy and Mining

Sustainable Energy: The objective is to develop a power system that is efficient and capable of integrating a high level of renewable energy, which will reduce peak load demand on the grid through demand-oriented initiatives. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 25 July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 125.0/25.0 (IBRD/CCTF). Consultants will be required. Office National de l’Electricite, 65, Rue Othman Ben Affan, Morocco, Tel: (212-52) 266-8005, Fax: (212-52) 243-3152, E-mail: fait@one.org.ma, Contact: Mr. Mohamed Fait, Chef de la Division Financement

Morocco

Finance

(R) Microfinance Development: The objective is to support the roll-out of the national microfinance strategy that strengthens the impact and sustanability of the sector. Bank Approval completed on 27 June 2013. Signing scheduled for 8 August 2013. Environmental Assessment Category C. US$ 4.9 (MSC1). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Economy and Finance, Morocco, Tel: (212-5) 3776-0661, E-mail: n.alaissami@tresor.finances.gov.ma~

Morocco

Finance

Partnership for Market Readiness: The objectives are to develop capacities and systems to: (a) access international carbon finance opportunities; (b) start preparing for carbon market mechanism; and (c) develop mitigation structures. Appraisal scheduled for 30 April 2014. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P128654. US$ 5.4 (PMR). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Energy, Water, Mining and Environment, Rue Abou Marouane Essaadi, Rabat, Morocco, Tel: (212-5) 3756-4018, Fax: (212-37) 688-863, E-mail: benyahia@environnement.gov.ma

Morocco

Finance

Second Financial Sector Development Policy Loan: The objective is to support a new phase of financial sector reforms building on past progress. Decision Meeting scheduled for 4 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category U. Project: P122866. US$ 100.0 (IBRD). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Economy and Finance, Quartier Administratif, Rabat Chellah, Rabat, Morocco, Tel: (212-37) 677-266/267, Fax: (212-37) 677-530, E-mail: bennani@db.finances.gov.ma

Morocco

Health and Other Social Services

(R) Second Skills and Employment Development Policy Loan: The objective is to support the Government of Morocco to implement its program of improving skills, productivity and quality of employment. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 12 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category U. US$ 100.0 (IBRD). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Employment, Morocco, Tel: (212-53) 776-0521, Fax: (212-53) 776-0525, E-mail: mbaallal@emploi.gov.ma, sgemploi2012@gmail.com, regamal@hotmail.com

Morocco

Health and Other Social Services

(R) Strengthening Micro-Entrepreneurship for Disadvantaged Youth: The objective is to increase the productivity and income potential of underserved young informal sector workers in peri-urban and rural areas, and facilitate their transition to the formal sector, by testing cost-effective and scalable market-based solutions to strengthen micro-entrepreneurship opportunities for disadvantaged young women and men. Bank Approval completed on 27 June 2013. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P144134. US$ 5.5 (MNIS). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Youth and Sports, Rabat, Morocco, Tel: (212-537) 680-481, Fax: (212-537) 682-555, E-mail: yeljaouhari2@gmail.com~

Morocco

Industry and Trade

Second Competitiveness Development Policy Loan: The objective is to support the economic governance reform agenda of the Government, in view of fostering greater competition and more effective policies to spur competitiveness. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 27 November 2013. Environmental Assessment Category U. US$ 80.0 (IBRD). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Morocco

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

(R) Accountability and Transparency Development Policy Loan: The objective is to support reforms to enhance the Government’s accountability and transparency by (a) adopting a performance based budgeting approach; (b) enhancing public disclosure and consultation on key information; and (c) improving access to, and quality of, basic public services. Decision Meeting scheduled for 23 July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category U. Project: P130903. US$ 100.0 (IBRD). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Economy and Finance, Avenue Mohammed V, Rabat, Morocco, Tel: (212-3) 5376-77501, Fax: (212-3) 5376-7527, E-mail: internet@finances.gov.ma

Morocco

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

(R) New Governance Framework: The objective will support the implementation of the new governance reforms foreseen in the Constitution and the Government’s development program (2012-2016), which provides a more open mode of governance by enhancing public sector accountability, transparency and fostering public participation across the public sector. First Grant Funding Request Approval scheduled for 30 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category C. US$ 4.4 (MSC1). Consultants will be required. Ministry of General Affairs and Governance (MAGG), Morocco, Tel: (212-53) 768-7316, E-mail: benchekroun@affaires-generales.gov.ma~

Morocco

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

Local Government Support Program: The objective is to strengthen the delivery of decentralized public services in Morocco by improving local governments’ access to support services and incentives designed to improve their capacity to fulfill their service delivery mandate. Bank Approval scheduled for 31 October 2013. Environmental Assessment Category C. US$ 4.6 (MNAF). Consulting services to be determined. General Directorate for Local Governments, Ministry of Interior, Rabat, Morocco, Tel: (212-537) 286-427, E-mail: aourzik@interieur.gov.ma, Contact: Mr. Abdelouahad Ourzik

Morocco

Transportation

Second Urban Transport Sector Development Policy Loan: The objectives are to: (a) continue the development of the urban transport sector’s institutional framework; (b) improve the delivery of urban transport services; and (c) improve environmental and social sustainability, including climate change mitigation. Decision Meeting scheduled for 23 October 2013. Environmental Assessment Category U. Project: P121497. US$ 100.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Ministere de l’Interieur, Direction Generale des Collectivites Locales, Ministere de l’Interieur, Hay Riad, Morocco Tel/Fax: (212) 5372-15811, E-mail: mngadi@interieur.gov.ma

Morocco

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

(R) Integrated Risk Management Project: The objective is to support the development of integrated risk management in Morocco through a variety of interventions including in Disaster Risk Management (DRM), agricultural and commodity risk management. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 6 August 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 75.0 (IBRD). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Morocco

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

(R) Rural Water Supply Project: The objective is to increase access to water supply to rural areas by extending conveyance and standpipe distribution networks in the areas surrounding the cities of Safi and El-Jadida in western Morocco. Project Concept Review Meeting completed on 3 July 2013. Decision Meeting scheduled for 1 October 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P145529. US$ 65.5 (IBRD). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Regional

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

Solid Waste Management OBA Pilot in West Bank: The objective is to offset the cost of an improved Solid Waste Management service for poor households in Southern West Bank, during the first four years of the new landfill operation, while the primary solid waste collection becomes more efficient. First Grant Funding Request Approval completed on 8 February 2013. Environmental Assessment Category C. US$ 8.3 (GPBA). Consultants will be required. Engineer Yasser Dweik, Executive Manager, Alharas Buildingm 6th Floor, PO Box 173 Hebron, Hebron City, West Bank and Gaza, Tel: (970-2) 221-6477, Fax: (970-2) 221-6478, E-mail: info@hjsc-swm.com~

Tunisia

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

Oases Ecosystems and Livelihoods: The objective is to improve natural resources management and promote innovative economic activities. Decision Meeting scheduled for 20 February 2014. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P132157. US$ 5.8 (GEFU). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Environment / Ministry of Agriculture, Tunisia, Tel: (216-72) 870-679, Fax: (216-70) 728-595, E-mail: dgeqv@mineat.gov.tn, Contact: Mr. Habib Ben Moussa, General Manager

Tunisia

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

Wastewater Reuse: The objectives are to support: (a) rehabilitation, extension and creation of at least nine irrigated perimeters using treated wastewater; and (b) specific investment in ONAS wastewater treatment plants to improve the quality of the effluents supplied to the irrigated perimeters. Decision Meeting scheduled for 25 April 2014. Environmental Assessment Category A. Project: P125176. US$ 50.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Office National de l’Assainissement (ONAS), 32, Rue Hedi Nouira, Tunis, Tunisia, Tel: (216-71) 343-200, Fax: (216-71) 350-411, E-mail: PDG@onas.nat.tn; Ministry of Agriculture and Environment, Centre Urbain Nord, Cedex 1080, Tunis, Tunisia, Tel: (216-72) 870-679, Fax: (216-70) 728-595, E-mail: dgeqv@mineat.gov.tn

Tunisia

Education

Training for Employment: The objective is to improve the labor market insertion rates of ALMP beneficiaries through training and wage subsidy programs that involve public-private partnerships. Decision Meeting scheduled for 1 November 2013. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P131191. US$ 45.0 (IBRD). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Vocational Training and Employment, 10 Boulevard Ouled Haffouz, Tunis, Tunisia, Tel: (216-71) 791-331, Fax: (216-71) 794-615, E-mail: imed.turki@mfpe.gov.tn, Contact: Imed Turki, Chef de cabinet

Tunisia

Energy and Mining

(R) Societe Tunisienne de l’Electricite et du Gaz Concentrated Solar Power Plant: The objective is to develop a 50-100 MW Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) plant to meet the country’s energy and climate change objectives and contribute to global CSP cost reduction. An integral component of the CSP and Clean Technology Fund (CTF) scale-up investment plan. Decision Meeting scheduled for 16 May 2014. Environmental Assessment Category A. Project: P122029. US$ 35.0/35.0/36.0/54.0 (IBRD/AFDB/CCTF/ZBIL). Consultants will be required. Societe Tunisienne de l’Electricite du Gaz (STEG), 38 Rue Kamel Attaturk, Tunis, Tunisia, Tel: (216-71) 334-366, Fax: (216-71) 335-031, E-mail: dga@steg.com.tn, Contact: Moncef Harrabi, Project Manager

Tunisia

Finance

Banking Sector Restructuring Loan: The objective is to address the main banking sector issues. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 12 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category C. US$ 70.0 (IBRD). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Tunisia

Industry and Trade

(R) Virtual Market Place for MENA SME Export Development: The objective is to help MENA SMEs overcome geographic obstacles and empower them with the necessary tools and capacity building to promote their goods and services in a globalized international economy. Appraisal scheduled for 15 October 2013. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P143929. US$ 8.5 (MNAF). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Tunisia

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

(R) Competitiveness and Export Development: The objectives are to: (a) improve access to export markets and finance; and (b) enhance the efficiency and performance of trade clearance processes including customs operations and technical controls, thereby making trade logistics more efficient. Negotiations scheduled for 7 August 2013. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P132381. US$ 51.0 (IBRD). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Commerce and Handicraft, Tunis, Tunisia, Contact: Mr. Khaled Salhi, Director

Tunisia

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

(R) Urban Development: The objectives are to: (a) restore/improve the delivery of basic services and infrastructure to the urban population with focus on lagging regions; and (b) support sectoral reforms and strengthening municipal capacity to ensure better governance and performance of the urban development sector. Preparation is underway. Environmental Assessment Category F. Project: P130637. US$ 100.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Caisse de Pret et de Soutien aux collectivites locales, 9 rue 8451, 1003 cite Khadra, Tunis, Tunisia, Tel: (216-71) 354-500, E-mail: se.dgcpscl@topnet.tn

Tunisia

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

Second Governance, Opportunities and Jobs Development Policy Loan: The objective is to support the Tunisian Government to consolidate it’s transition and accelerate economic recovery. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 23 July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category U. US$ 500.0 (IBRD). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

West Bank and Gaza

Health and Other Social Services

(R) Palestinian NGO Phase IV Additional Financing: The objective is to scale up the social services to those who are poor, vulnerable or marginalized through NGOs and strengthen the institutional capacity of these organizations, with more emphasis on unserved and underserved areas, enhance programming and good governance and a multi-stakeholder approach. Bank Approval scheduled for 31 July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 5.0 (SPF). Consultants will be required. NGO Development Center, AlRam, West Bank and Gaza, Tel: (972-2) 234-7771, Fax: (972-2) 234-7776, E-mail: gkasabreh@ndc.ps, Contact: Ghassan Kasabreh, Director

West Bank and Gaza

Health and Other Social Services

(R) West Bank and Gaza Cash Transfer Project Additional Financing: The objective is to mitigate the impact of the continued socio-economic crisis on a subset of the extremely poor and most vulnerable households and support the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) efforts to continue reforms of the Cash Transfer Program (CTP). Appraisal scheduled for 25 July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P144967. US$ 10.0 (SPF). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Social Affairs, Ramallah, West Bank and Gaza, Tel: (970-2) 240-5660, Fax: (970-2) 240-5642, E-mail: info@mosa.gov.ps, Contact: Dr. Kamal Shrafi, Minister of Social Affairs

West Bank and Gaza

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

(R) Fifth Palestinian Reform and Development Plan (PRDP) Support: The objective is to continue supporting the Palestinian Reform and Development Program of fiscal strengthening and Public Financial Management. The loan was signed on 27 June 2013. Environmental Assessment Category U. Project: P129742. US$ 40.0 (SPF). No consultants are required. Palestinian Authority, Ministry of Finance, Ramallah, West Bank, West Bank and Gaza, Tel: (970-2) 240-0650, Fax: (970-2) 240-0595, E-mail: mofirdg@palnet.com, Contact: Roberto Albino Mito, Director

West Bank and Gaza

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

Gaza Municipal Development Program II: The objectives are to support: (a) the municipal institution-building, (b) municipal finance, and (c) the urban services and housing for the poor. Bank Approval completed on 23 May 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P127163. US$ 1.2/20.0/6.3/2.5/0.5/17.2/1.5/10.0/5.8/3.0 (BELG/DANI/ECEU/FRDE/GTZ/KFW/NETH/SPF/SWED/SWTZ). Consultants will be required. Municipal Development and Lending Fund (MDLF), Palestine, Al-Beireh, Rashmawi Building, Al Yasmin Street, Ramallah, West Bank and Gaza, Tel: (972-02) 296-6610, Fax: (972-02) 295-0685, E-mail: abednofal@mf-palestine.org, Contact: Mr. Abdel Moughni Nofal, General Director

West Bank and Gaza

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

(R) Gaza Solid Waste Management: The objective is to improve solid waste management services in the Middle and Southern Gaza Strip through the provision of efficient and environmentally- and socially-sound waste management systems. Negotiations scheduled for 6 January 2014. Environmental Assessment Category A. Project: P121648. US$ 6.6/13.2/0.6/10.0/0.2 (ECEU/FRDE/GSWE/SPF/UNDP). Consultants will be required. Municipal Development and Lending Fund, Al Bireh, Al Rashmawi Building, 3rd Floor, West Bank and Gaza, Tel: (970-2) 296-6610, Fax: (970-2) 295-0685, E-mail: abednofal@mdlf.org.ps, Contact: Mr. Abdel Moughni Nofal, General Director

West Bank and Gaza

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

(R) Hebron Wastewater Management: The objective is to install wastewater collection, treatment and re-use facilities in the Hebron governorate. This is the implementation of Phase 1 of the Hebron Governorate Wastewater Management Master Plan. Decision Meeting scheduled for 14 August 2013. Environmental Assessment Category A. Project: P117449. US$ 3.0/17.0/14.0/10.0 (AID/ECEU/GFRC/SPF). Consultants will be required. Palestinian Water Authority, Al-Beireh, Nablus, Jerusalem St. Ramallah, West Bank and Gaza, Tel: (972-2) 240-9022, Fax: (972-2) 240-9341, E-mail: adel_pwa@yahoo.com

West Bank and Gaza

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

(R) North Gaza Emergency Sewage Treatment Project—Third Additional Financing: The objective is to complete construction of the North Gaza wastewater treatment plant, the effluent recovery and reuse scheme, operation and maintenance costs on a declining basis over three years. Project Concept Review Meeting completed on 12 July 2013. Bank Approval scheduled for 22 November 2013. Environmental Assessment Category A. US$ 2.6/4.0/3.0 (BELG/PWUD/SPF). Consultants will be required. wastewater treatment plant management, wastewater reuse imp[lementation Palestine Water Authority, Al-Wedha Street, Shaath Building, Gaza City, West Bank and Gaza, Tel: (970-8) 283-3609, E-mail: sali@pwa-gpmu.org~

Republic of Yemen

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

(R) Climate Resilient ICZM (PPCR/LDC): The objective is to assist the country to adapt to the impact of climate change in the coastal zone of the Gulf of Aden, Hodeida and the Arabian Gulf. Preparation is underway. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P144813. US$ 20.0/4.5 (CIF/GEFU). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Republic of Yemen

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

(R) Resilience of Rural Communities to Climate Change Pilot: The objective is to support the Government of Yemen’s efforts to improve the resilience of the rural population to the impact of climate change and thereby promote sustainable long-term growth and protect vulnerable populations. Project Concept Review Meeting completed on 12 June 2013. Preparation is underway. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 18.6 (CSCF). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Republic of Yemen

Energy and Mining

Mocha Wind Park Project: The objective is to demonstrate the technical feasibility and economic viability of wind power development in Yemen. Pre-appraisal scheduled for 22 July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 22.0/65.0/20.0/20.0 (IDA Grant/ARFU/OPEC/SAUD). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Republic of Yemen

Finance

Financial Infrastructure (Cr. H8700-RY): The objective is to strengthen the financial infrastructure architecture through the modernization of the payments system infrastructure and development of the credit registry. Negotiations completed on 13 June 2013. Bank Approval scheduled for 25 July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P132311. US$ 20.0 (IDA Credit). Consultants will be required. Central Bank of Yemen, Republic of Yemen, Tel: (967-7) 3585-5885, E-mail: ialnahari@gmail.com, Contact: Ibrahim Al Nahari, Deputy Governor

Republic of Yemen

Health and Other Social Services

(N) Yemen Civil Society Organization Support Project: The objective is to support the developmental role of CSOs as service providers and partners in the state building process. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 24 July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 10.0 (IDA Grant). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Republic of Yemen

Health and Other Social Services

Maternal and Newborn Voucher Project: The objective is to provide output-based Maternal and Newborn Health Care to scale up existing OBA pilots that support public health services targeting maternity and newborn health care. Appraisal scheduled for 31 October 2013. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P144522. US$ 10.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Republic of Yemen

Health and Other Social Services

Social Fund for Development Phase IV Project Additional Financing: The objectives are to: (a) improve access to basic services; (b) enhance economic opportunities; and (c) reduce the vulnerability of the poor. Bank Approval completed on 2 April 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P133699. US$ 25.0 (IDA Grant). Consultants will be required. Social Fund for Development, Sana’a, Republic of Yemen, Tel: (967-1) 449-668, Fax: (967-1) 449-670, E-mail: aaldailami@sfd-yemen.org, Contact: Abdallah Dailami, Deputy Managing Director

Republic of Yemen

Information and Communications

Climate Info System and Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR) Coordination: The objectives are to: (a) support the feasibility and design work on hydrometeorology systems upgrading, forecasting and warning systems, and climate information systems; and (b) conduct an Environmental and Social Impact Assessment, including an Environmental and Social Management Plan. Bank Approval scheduled for 27 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P132116. US$ 19.0 (CSCF). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Republic of Yemen

Information and Communications

Telecommunications Sector Reform Project: The objective is to foster a competitive and vibrant ICT sector in Yemen by strengthening the legal, policy, and regulatory environment. Appraisal scheduled for mid-July 2013. Environmental Assessment Category C. US$ 3.0 (MNAF). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Republic of Yemen

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

(R) Public Finance Modernization Project Additional Financing: The objective is to improve accountability in the management of public finances, by providing decision support systems and building capacity of two accountability institutions: SNACC and CCAC by adding two new components to the project for SNACC and CCAC respectively. The credit was signed on 19 June 2013. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P133637. US$ 5.0 (IDA Credit). Consultants will be required. Supreme National Authority for Combating Corruption (SNACC), AlTahreer Square, PO Box 3454, Sana’a, Republic of Yemen, Tel: (967-1) 490-400, Fax: (967-1) 299-422, E-mail: bilkis_abouosba@yahoo.com, Contact: Bilkis Abou Osba, Vice Chairman

Republic of Yemen

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

Accountability and Transparency Enhancement Project: The objective is to enhanced accountability and transparency in Government operations. Preparation is underway. Environmental Assessment Category C. US$ 5.0 (MNAF). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.




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