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World Bank Monthly Operational Summary
Europe and Central Asia Region
April 2012
data as of March 15, 2012

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Albania

Energy and Mining

Dam Safety Additional Financing: The objective is to update and ensure the safety of the dams as interventions for Fierza, Komani and Vau i Dejes. Bank Approval completed on 20 December 2011. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 21.6 (IBRD). No consultants are required. KESH, Blloku, Tirana, Albania, Tel: (355-42) 62-055, Fax: (355-42) 32-024, E-mail: hoxhaf@KESH.com.al, Contact: Mr. Marialis Celo, Director

Albania

Finance

(R) Financial Sector Draw Down Option: The objective is to improve risk monitoring, crisis management and macro-prudential frameworks by adopting a key set of policy and regulatory measures at the Central Bank, Ministry of Finance and at the deposit insurer. Decision Meeting scheduled for 15 May 2012. Environmental Assessment Category U. Project: P130092. US$ 100.0 (IBRD). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Albania

Health and Other Social Services

(R) Social Assistance Reform: The objective is to support the Government’s implementation of its reform agenda to improve the equity, efficiency, and transparency of social assistance programs. Negotiations completed on 13 February 2012. Bank Approval scheduled for 3 April 2012. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P122233. US$ 50.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities, Kavajes Street, Tirana, Albania Tel/Fax: (355-4) 222-8493, E-mail: ksulka@hotmail.com, Contact: Kastriot Sulka, Deputy Minister

Albania

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

(R) Third Governance and Competitiveness PDPL: The objective is to strengthen the governance and competitiveness of Albania’s economy. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 30 October 2012. Environmental Assessment Category U. US$ 100.0 (IBRD). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Finance, Bul: Deshmoret e Kombit Nr. 4, Tirana, Albania, Tel: (355-4) 267-654, Fax: (355-4) 227-937, E-mail: budget.director@minfin.gov.al, Contact: Nezir Haldeda, Deputy Minister

Albania

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

Governance and Competitiveness Programmatic Development Policy Loan: The objective is to: (a) strengthen governance and the business environment; and (b) boost competitiveness of the private sector. Decision Meeting scheduled for 19 March 2012. Environmental Assessment Category U. Project: P122138. US$ 50.0 (IBRD). No consultants are required. Ministry of Finance, Bul: Deshmoret e Kombit Nr. 4, Tirana, Albania, Tel: (355-4) 267-654, Fax: (355-4) 227-937, E-mail: budget.director@minfin.gov.al, Contact: Nezir Haldeda, Deputy Minister

Albania

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

Second Governance and Competitiveness Development Policy Loan: The objectives are to strengthen governance and the business environment by supporting reforms related to water management and inspections; and boost competitiveness of the private sector by supporting improvements to the higher education system and expansion of information and communication technology services. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 26 June 2012. Environmental Assessment Category U. US$ 50.0 (IBRD). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Albania

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

(R) Water Sector Investment: The objectives are  to: (a) improve the reliability of water service and cost recovery in the Durres region; and (b) support the Government’s efforts to implement its sector strategy, including meeting EUaccession requirements, while supporting the broader reform agenda at the national level. Decision Meeting scheduled for 15 May 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P102733. US$ 40.0/40.0 (IBRD/EUIB). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Public Works and Transport, Rruga ami Frasheri Tirana, Albania, Tel: (355-4) 225-6091, Contact: Edmond Ali, General Director

Albania

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

Water Resources and Irrigation: The objectives are to support: (a) integration water resources management, strengthen sector’s legal, regulatory and institutional framework; (b) dam rehabilitation and dam safety; and (c) irrigation and drainage rehabilitation and strengthen capacities and institutions. Decision Meeting scheduled for 16 April 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P121186. US$ 50.0 (IBRD). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Agriculture, Durresi Street 27, Sheshi, Tirana, Albania, Tel: (355-42) 250-223, 425-9333, Fax: (355-42) 270-627, 422-3917, Contact: Mr. Idlir Gumbardhi, Chief of Water Resources Sector

Armenia

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

Second Irrigation Rehabilitation: The objective is to reduce the cost of water through reduction of energy cost and finding ways through which the WUAs can reduce the total amount of fallow land within the command areas of the systems. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 30 March 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 22.0 (IBRD). Consulting services to be determined. Water Sector Development Project Implementation Unit, Vardanants 3, Yerevan, Armenia, Tel: (374-2) 540-643, Fax: (374-2) 540-472, E-mail: aghazaryan@wsdp.am

Armenia

Education

(R) Social Investment Fund Third Additional Financing: The objective is to continue supporting the renovation and rehabilitation of key community and social infrastructure (education, multipurpose community-based centers, health facilities, social service centers, water supply, small-scale water supply systems, small-scale sanitation systems, minor irrigation works, and rural electrification). The credit was signed on 24 February 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P128740. US$ 11.0 (IDA Credit). Consultants will be required. Armenia Social Investment Fund, 31 K. Ulnetsu Street, Yerevan, Armenia Tel/Fax:; (374-2) 151-417, E-mail: asif@armeniasif.am, Contact: Ashot Kirakosyan, Executive Directors

Armenia

Education

Education: The objective is to support the Government in two main endeavors: (a) enhance the quality of General Secondary Education and (b) support Tertiary Education reforms in the context of the Bologna Declaration. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 20 June 2012. Environmental Assessment Category C. US$ 25.0 (IBRD). Consulting services to be determined. Project Implementation Unit (PIU), 73 Vratsyan Street, 0070 Yerevan, Armenia, Tel: (374-10) 575-690, Fax: (374-10) 559-750, E-mail: cfep@arminco.com, Contact: Hasmik Ghazaryan, Director

Armenia

Energy and Mining

(R) Electricity Supply Reliability and Energy Efficiency-GEF: The objectives are to reduce existing information, regulatory and financial barriers that hamper the wide penetration of energy efficiency investments in public buildings and the commercial and residential sectors in Armenia. Bank Approval scheduled for 27 March 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P116680. US$ 1.8 (GEFU). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources, 32 Proshyan Street, 1st Lane, Yerevan, Armenia, Tel: (374-10) 588-011, Fax: (374-10) 526-365, E-mail: minenergy@minenergy.am, Contact: Ms. Tamara Babayan, Director

Armenia

Health and Other Social Services

(R) Non-communicable Diseases Prevention and Control: The objectives are to: (a) improve the health care system responsiveness in prevention, early detection and management of NCDs for two major causes of mortality, cardiovascular diseases and malignant neoplasm; and (b) implement a wide range of cost-effective initiatives at population and facility level aimed at the prevention and control of these diseases. Project Concept Review Meeting completed on 22 February 2012. Pre-appraisal scheduled for 1 June 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P128442. US$ 5.0/25.0 (IBRD/IDA Credit). Consulting services to be determined. Health PIU, 17 Shirvanzade Street, Yerevan, Armenia, Tel: (374-10) 297-536, E-mail: healthpiu@gmail.com, Contact: Gurgen Dumanyan, Director

Armenia

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

(R) Public Expenditure Management and Tax Administration Modernization (PEM-TAM): The objectives are to strengthen efficiency, effectiveness, transparency and accountability in public financial management and revenue administration. Appraisal completed on 29 February 2012. Negotiations scheduled for 18 April 2012. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P111942. US$ 12.0 (IDA Credit). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Armenia, 1 Melik-Adamyan, Yerevan, Armenia, Tel: (374-10) 595-304, Fax: (374-10) 528-742, E-mail: vache.gabrielyan@minfin.am, Contact: Vache Gabrielyan, Minister of Finance

Armenia

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

(R) Third Development Policy Operation (Ln. 81250-AM, Cr. 50540-AM): The objective is to address vulnerability by protecting the poor and supporting greater human capital development, while improving competitiveness by alleviating private sector and governance constraints. Bank Approval completed on 14 February 2012. Environmental Assessment Category U. Project: P122195. US$ 30.0/50.0 (IBRD/IDA Credit). No consultants are required. Ministry of Finance, 1 Melik-Adamyan Street, Armenia, Tel: (374-10) 595-300, Fax: (374-10) 526-338, E-mail: vache.gabrielyan@minfin.am, Contact: Vache Gabrielyan, Minister of Finance

Armenia

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

Development Policy Operation I: The objective is to support the Government’s development objective of protecting the poor and vulnerable and promoting the competitiveness of the Armenian economy. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 21 June 2012. Environmental Assessment Category U. US$ 30.0/47.0 (IBRD/IDA Credit). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Armenia

Transportation

Lifeline Road Network Improvement: The objective is to improve access of agriculture and livestock industries to markets and to reduce the long-term cost of transportation in Armenia on lifeline roads. Decision Meeting scheduled for 10 April 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P126782. US$ 75.0 (IBRD). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Transport and Communications, 28 Nalbandyan Street, Yerevan, Armenia, Tel: (374-10) 545-748, Fax: (374-10) 580-523, E-mail: abakhtamyan@transportpiu.am, Contact: Alexander Bakhtamyan, Director

Armenia

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

(R) Second Municipal Water and Wastewater (Ln. 81290-AM): The objective is to replicate the improvement of the quality of water and wastewater services in Armenia Water and Sanitation Company’s (AWSC) Service Area by providing efficient and sustainable water and wastewater services and strengthening the capacity and sustainability of the utility. Bank Approval completed on 21 February 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P126722. US$ 15.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Armenia Water and Sanitation Company, 8A Vardanants Blind Alley, Yerevan 0010, Armenia Tel/Fax: (374-10) 542-691, E-mail: info@armwater.am, Contact: Mr. Patrick Lorin, Contract Manager, General Director

Azerbaijan

Education

Tertiary Education Reform: The objectives are to create, foster and sustain the conditions to improve the quality and relevance of higher education. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 26 March 2012. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P107774. US$ 20.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Education, 49 Khatai Prospekt, Baku AZ1008, Azerbaijan, Tel: (994-12) 496-3759/3760, Fax: (994-12) 496-9368, E-mail: erustamov@ultel.net, Contact: Elvin Rustamov, PIU Director

Azerbaijan

Health and Other Social Services

(R) Health Sector Reform Additional Financing: The objectives are to: (a) improve overall health system stewardship and financing; and (b) enhance equitable access to technical and perceived quality of essential healthcare services, in the selected districts in a fiscally responsible and sustainable manner with a view to improving health outcomes. Project Concept Review Meeting completed on 15 February 2012. Project Appraisal Document scheduled for 28 March 2012. Environmental Assessment Category F. US$ 30.0 (IBRD). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Health, 4 Kicik Deniz St Baku, Azerbaijan, Tel: (994-12) 493-2977, E-mail: sabdullayev65@yahoo.com, Contact: Zackiya Mustafayeva, Chief of Staff

Azerbaijan

Health and Other Social Services

(R) Second Rural Investment (AZRIP): The objectives are to strengthen the capacity of communities and municipalities for long-term sustainable development, expand access to rural infrastructure and support rural livelihoods. Negotiations scheduled for 7 May 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P122944. US$ 30.0 (IBRD). Consulting services to be determined. AZRIP PMU in State Agency on Agricultural Credit, 40 U. Hadjibekov Street, Government House, 8th Floor Room 801, AZ 1016 Baku, Azerbaijan Tel/Fax: (994-12) 493-4813, E-mail: asubhan@azerotel.com, Contact: Soubhan Asgerov, Project Director

Azerbaijan

Industry and Trade

(R) Agricultural Development Credit: The objectives are to: (a) enhance competitiveness of agricultural products, (b) increase rural productivity and incomes; and (c) enhance agricultural support services including advisory and veterinary services. Decision Meeting scheduled for 11 April 2012. Environmental Assessment Category F. Project: P122812. US$ 35.0 (IBRD). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Agriculture, 40, U. Hajibayov Street, Government House, Baku AZ1016, Azerbaijan, Tel: (994-12) 497-1301, E-mail: adcp@agroagency.gov.az, Contact: Mr. Huseyn Huseynov, Director

Azerbaijan

Transportation

Fourth Highway: The objectives are to: (a) support the improvement of the main road network to improve Azerbaijan competitiveness by strengthen inter-country linkages; and (b) provide greater export market access, and build Azerbaijan’s role as a regional transit corridor. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 10 September 2012. Environmental Assessment Category A. US$ 90.0 (IBRD). Consulting services to be determined. Azer Road Service, 72/4, Uzeyir Hajibeyov Street, AZ1010, Baku, Azerbaijan, Tel: (994-12) 493-0045, Fax: (994-12) 493-4665, E-mail: silkway@online.az, Contact: Mr. Javid Gurbanov, Chief of AzerRoadService OJC

Azerbaijan

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

(R) Hovsan Wastewater Outfall: The objective is to improve coastal water quality to bathing quality standards in the area currently impacted by the discharges from Hovsan treatment plant. Bank Approval scheduled for 30 October 2012. Environmental Assessment Category A. Project: P112773. US$ 92.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. AzerSu Joint-Stock Company, 67, Moscow Avenue, Baku, Azerbaijan, Tel: (994-12) 431-4767, Fax: (994-12) 498-3814, E-mail: cdu@azdata.net, Contact: Farid Mamadov, Vice-President

Belarus

Energy and Mining

(R) Biomass Based District Heating: The objectives are  to: (a) increase the use of renewable biomass in selected towns in Belarus; and (b) improve energy efficiency of heat generation, transmission and distribution in the same towns. This project is no longer in the lending program. Further reporting will be discontinued. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 80.0 (IBRD).

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

Irrigation Development: The objective is to improve water resources planning and management for sustainable use of the water resources in irrigation and drainage as well as flood control. Negotiations scheduled for 21 March 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P115954. US$ 40.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services to be determined. Entities Ministries of Agriculture and MOFTER, Trampina 4, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Tel: (387-33) 213-099, Fax: (387-33) 213-098, E-mail: alojz.dundjer@tel.net.ba, Contact: Alojz Dundjer, Project Implementation Unit Director

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Finance

(R) Bosnia and Herzegovina Small and Medium Enterprises Access to Finance Additional Finance: The objective is to provide additional financing for the Bosnia and Herzegovina small and medium enterprises (SME) access to finance project aimed at enhancing access to finance for SMEs in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Decision Meeting scheduled for 20 March 2012. Environmental Assessment Category F. US$ 120.0 (IBRD). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Health and Other Social Services

Second Bosnia Public Expenditure Development Policy Lending: The objectives are to: (a) increase social assistance to the poor while reducing the fiscal deficit and creating fiscal space for poverty-reducing growth; (b) improve the structure and efficiency of public expenditures; and (c) reduce social contribution rates and pressures on private sector wages from faster wage growth in the public sector. Decision Meeting scheduled for 14 September 2012. Environmental Assessment Category U. Project: P121158. US$ 100.0 (IBRD). No consultants are required. Ministry of Finance and Treasury, Trg BiH 1, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Tel: (387-33) 205-245, Fax: (387-33) 202-930, E-mail: b.ramovic@mft.gov.ba, Contact: Bejta Ramovic, Head of Department

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Health and Other Social Services

Third Bosnia Public Expenditure Development Policy Loan: The objectives are to: (a) increase social assistance to the poor; (b) improve the structure and efficiency of public expenditures; and (c) reduce social contribution rates and pressures on private sector wages from faster wage growth in the public sector, thereby enhancing private sector competitiveness. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 13 June 2012. Environmental Assessment Category U. US$ 100.0 (IBRD). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

(R) Real Estate Registration: The objective is to complete the cadastre, harmonize records with the land registry and ensure that all records match the situation on the ground. Appraisal scheduled for 20 April 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 30.0 (IDA Credit). Consultants will be required to undertake a legal review, cadastre analysis and information technology review. Republic of Geodetic Authority at Entity Level

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Transportation

Sava Waterway Rehabilitation: The objective is to improve the navigability of the Sava River to facilitate the full return to operational use of the inland waterway for the first time after the cessation of hostilities. Decision Meeting scheduled for 30 March 2012. Environmental Assessment Category A. Project: P108000. US$ 30.0 (IDA Credit). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Transport and Communications, Fehima ef. Curcica 6, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Tel: (387-33) 254-378, Fax: (387-33) 222-193, E-mail: n.sego@mkt.gov.ba, Contact: Nikola Sago, Secretary

Bulgaria

Transportation

Railway Infrastructure Rehabilitation: The objective is to assist the Government to improve the quality of railway infrastructure services. Bank Approval scheduled for 2 October 2012. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P120192. US$ 101.4 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. National Railway Infrastructure Company, 110 Maria Louisa Blvd, Bulgaria, Tel: (359-2) 932-3413, E-mail: office@rail-infra.bg, Contact: Mr. Milko Lambrev, General Director

Bulgaria

Transportation

Railway Sector Development Policy Loan: The objective is to support the Government to implement the reform programs to establish a financially sustainable railway sector in Bulgaria. Bank Approval scheduled for 2 October 2012. Environmental Assessment Category U. Project: P124868. US$ 115.9 (IBRD). No consultants are required. Ministry of Transport, 6 Diakom Ignatiy Street, 1000 Sofia, Bulgaria, Tel: (359-2) 940-9542, Fax: (359-2) 940-9824, E-mail: iaja@mtitc.government.bg, Contact: Mr. Kamen Kitchev, Deputy Minister

Croatia

Industry and Trade

(R) Export Finance Intermediation Additional Financing: The objective is to provide medium- and long-term finance to exporters and quasi-exporters. The funds will be on loan directly to a wide range of sectors through the Croatian Bank for Reconstruction and Development (HBOR) to Participating Financial Institutions with HBOR acting as an Apex. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 4 April 2012. Environmental Assessment Category F. US$ 67.0 (IBRD). Consulting services to be determined. Croatian Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Strossmayerov trg 9, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia, Tel: (385-1) 459-1586, Fax: (385-1) 459-1705, E-mail: bberkovic@hbor.hr

Croatia

Industry and Trade

(R) Science and Technology: The objective is to build the financial gap between the current innovation financing needs of Croatia and access to European Union in July 2013. It will build on the previous STP programs and will help the government to develop and maintain a pipeline of projects to be supported by the structural funds after 2013. Bank Approval scheduled for 6 September 2012. Environmental Assessment Category U. Project: P127308. US$ 26.9 (IBRD). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined. ~

Croatia

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

(R) Economic Recovery DPL 2: The objective is to support economic recovery through: (a) enhanced fiscal sustainability through expenditure-based consolidation; and (b) fostered private sector growth. Project Concept Note scheduled for 16 April 2012. Environmental Assessment Category U. US$ 200.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. A consultant for conducting PSIA will be needed. Implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Georgia

Industry and Trade

(R) Competitiveness and Growth DPO I: The objectives are: to support reforms aimed at enhancing competitiveness and exports needed in order to achieve sustainable, equitable, and employment generating growth; and to support ongoing efforts at fiscal consolidation through reforms aimed at strengthening management of public finances. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 17 April 2012. Environmental Assessment Category U. US$ 35.0/40.0 (IBRD/IDA Credit). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Georgia

Transportation

(R) Fourth East West Highway Improvement: The objectives are to: (a) support the gradual reduction of road transport costs, improve access, ease of transit, and road safety along the central part of Georgia’s East-West corridor; and (b) strengthen the capacity of the Roads Department and relevant Government entities to plan and manage the road network and to improve traffic safety. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 28 June 2012. Environmental Assessment Category A. US$ 35.0/42.0 (IBRD/IDA Credit). Consulting services to be determined. Roads Department of the Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure (RDMRDI), 12 Kazbegi Avenue, Georgia, Tel: (995-32) 276-286, Fax: (995-32) 313-052, Contact: Irakli Litiniashvili, Deputy Chairman

Georgia

Transportation

(R) Fourth East-West Highway Improvement (Cr. 50780-GE Ln. 81430-GE): The objective is to reduce the road transport costs and improve access, ease of transit and safety along the central part of Georgia’s East-West corridor, through upgrading segments of the East-West Highway from Tbilisi to Rikoti. Bank Approval completed on 15 March 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P122204. US$ 30.0/40.0 (IBRD/IDA Credit). Consultants will be required. Road Department of the Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure, 12 Kazbegi Avenue, Georgia, Tel: (995-32) 37-6216, E-mail: info@georoad.ge, Contact: Mr. Ramaz Nikolaishvili, Chairman

Georgia

Transportation

(R) Third East West Highway Improvement Additional Financing: The objective is to support the improvement of the East-West Highway by widening to four lanes an additional 19 kilometers from Ruisi to Gomi. Negotiations scheduled for 19 March 2012. Environmental Assessment Category A. US$ 43.0 (IDA Grant). Consulting services to be determined. Road Department of the Ministry of Economic Development, 12 Kazbegi Avenue, Tbilisi, Georgia, Tel: (995-32) 276-286, Fax: (995-32) 313-052, E-mail: roaddepirakli@yahoo.com, Contact: Mr. Irakli Litanishvili, Deputy Chairman

Georgia

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

Regional Development (Ln. 81480-GE): The objective is to improve infrastructure services and institutional capacity related to the tourism economy inthe tourism and heritage circuits of the Kakheti region. Bank Approval scheduled for 20 March 2012. Environmental Assessment Category F. Project: P126033. US$ 60.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Finance, Street N16. 0114 V. Gorgasali, Tbilisi, Georgia, Tel: (995-32) 261-444, Fax: (995-32) 457-455, E-mail: d.gvindadze@mof.ge, Contact: Mr. Dimitri Gvindadze, Minister

Georgia

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

Second Regional Development: The objective is to improve infrastructure services and institutional capacity related to the tourism economy in the tourism and heritage circuits of the Imereti region. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 29 October 2012. Environmental Assessment Category F. US$ 40.0/10.0 (IBRD/IDA Credit). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Hungary

Finance

Financial Sector and Macro Stability (Ln. 78000-HU): The objectives are to support: (a) fiscal reforms to ensure long-run fiscal and macro-economic sustainability and restore investor confidence, improving access of the government, banks to external funding; and (b) financial stability program, designed to ensure adequate levels of liquidity and capital and stronger supervisory powers. This project is on hold until further notice. Environmental Assessment Category U. Project: P114991. US$ 1413.2 (IBRD). No consultants are required. Ministry of Finance, H-1051 Budapest, Jozsef Nador Ter 2-4, Budapest, Hungary, Tel: (36-1) 327-2100, Fax: (36-1) 327-2749, E-mail: kommunikacio@pm.gov.hu, Contact: Almos Kovacs, State Secretary

Kazakhstan

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

Second Irrigation and Drainage Improvement: The objective is to improve irrigation, drainage systems, water management and environmental services and to strengthen agricultural practices and farmers’ information services. Negotiations scheduled for 1 May 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P086592. US$ 131.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Environmental Protection, 31 Pobedy Ave Astana, Kazakhstan, Tel: (7-3172) 591-972, Fax: (7-3172) 591-973, E-mail: a_braliev@nature.kz, Contact: Alzhan Braliev, Vice-Minister

Kazakhstan

Education

Youth Corps: The objective is to promote positive youth development for youth of Kazakhstan through service learning opportunities that both serve the community and foster constructive engagement between youth and society at large. Appraisal scheduled for 29 October 2012. Environmental Assessment Category C. US$ 20.0 (TF). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Education and Science of RK, Tel: (7-7172) 742-335, E-mail: m_kozhakhmet@edu.gov.kz, Contact: Madiyar Kozhakhmet, Director of the Youth Policy Department

Kazakhstan

Energy and Mining

(R) Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy: The objectives are to raise awareness about the energy efficiency potential in Kazakhstan designing and implementing some sustainable projects for demonstration and awareness of the EE/RE potential and supporting capacity building of Kazakh counterparts in developing a sustainable EE/RE framework, design and implementation capacity. Pre-appraisal scheduled for 2 April 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 20.0 (F7VP). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Industry and New Technologies, 47 Kabanbai Batyr Avenue, Astana, Kazakhstan, Tel: (7-3272) 299-010, Fax: (7-3272) 290-853

Kazakhstan

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

KAZSTAT Strengthening the National Statistical System (Ln. 80230-KZ): The objective is to improve efficiency and effectiveness of the national statistical system to provide relevant, timely and reliable data in line with the internationally accepted methodology and best practices by upgrading the conceptual, methodological and analytical skills of the ARKS and other data producers and users. Bank Approval completed on 31 March 2011. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P120985. US$ 20.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Agency of Republic of Kazakhstan on Statistics, Orinbor Street 8, House of Ministries, 4th Gate, Astana, Kazakhstan, Tel: (7-7171) 749-016, Fax: (7-7172) 749-494, E-mail: zh.jarkinbayev@stat.kz, Contact: Zhasser Jarkinbayev, Deputy Chairman

Kazakhstan

Transportation

(R) East-West Roads Western Europe to Western China International Transit Corridor (CAREC-1b): The objective is to increase transport efficiency on the road sections between Almaty and Khorgos and provide more accessible, quality and sustainable transport and logistics services along the Western Europe to Western China International Transit corridor. Bank Approval scheduled for 3 May 2012. Environmental Assessment Category A. Project: P128050. US$ 1068.0 (IBRD). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Transport and Communications, RK, Astana, Kabanbai batyr av 32/1, Astana, Kazakhstan, Tel: (8-7172) 241-312, Fax: (8-7172) 241-419, E-mail: mtc@mtc.gov.kz, Contact: Mr. Nurlan Omirbayev, Deputy Chairman

Kazakhstan

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

(R) Second Elimination of POP Wastes: The objective is to support the development of environmentally sound management of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) with the country’s obligations under the Stockholm Convention. Preparation scheduled for 1 April 2012. Environmental Assessment Category A. US$ 34.0 (IBRD). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Environmental Protection, 31 Pobedy Ave Astana, Kazakhstan, Tel: (7-3172) 591-972, Fax: (7-3172) 591-973, E-mail: a_braliev@nature.kz

Kazakhstan

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

Syr Darya Control and Northern Aral Sea Phase II: The objective is to improve water resource and environmental management in the Syr Darya Basin. Pre-appraisal scheduled for 20 July 2012. Environmental Assessment Category A. Project: P093825. US$ 165.8 (IBRD). Consulting services to be determined. Committee for Water Resources, Admin Building, Left Bank, Orynbur Ave Bldg No. 3, Ent No. 12, Astana, Kazakhstan, Tel: (7-7172) 742-681, Fax: (7-3172) 356-776, E-mail: consultants_astana@nursat.kz

Kosovo

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

Agricultural Pollution Control-GEF: The objective is to promote environmentally friendly agricultural practices in the Danube watershed of Kosovo with the aim of reducing nutrient discharge to soil and water bodies. Decision Meeting scheduled for mid-March 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 4.0 (GEFU). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Development, Boulevard Nene Tereza 35, Prishtina, Kosovo, Tel: (381-38) 211-131, Fax: (381-38) 211-885, E-mail: Uran.Ismaili@ks-gov.net, Contact: Mr. Uran Ismaili, Advisor to the Minister

Kosovo

Energy and Mining

(R) Energy Sector Development Technical Assistance: The objective is to provide technical assistance to: (a) strengthen the enabling policy, legal, and regulatory frameworks conducive to new investments in the energy sector; and (b) examine the feasibility of renewable energy, identify potential energy efficiency investments and study low-carbon power development in Kosovo. Decision Meeting scheduled for 5 April 2012. Environmental Assessment Category C. US$ 2.3 (IDA Grant). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Energy and Mining (MEM), Nena Tereza, 10000 Pristina, Kosovo, Tel: (381-38) 2002-1301, Fax: (381-38) 2002-1302, E-mail: agron.dida@ks-gov.net, Contact: H.E. Justina Shiroka Pula, Minister

Kosovo

Energy and Mining

Lignite Power: The objective is to support a private sector independent power producer and lignite mining company. Appraisal scheduled for 18 July 2012. Environmental Assessment Category A. Project: P118287. US$ 50.0/725.0/725.0 (GUID/ZBIL/ZEXP). No consultants are required. Ministry of Energy and Mining (MEM), Nena Tereza, 10000 Pristina, Kosovo, Tel: (381-38) 2002-1301, Fax: (381-38) 2002-1302, E-mail: agron.dida@ks-gov.net, Contact: H.E. Justina Shiroka Pula, Minister

Kosovo

Finance

Financial Sector Markets Infrastructure Additional Financing: The objective is to assist Central Banking Authority of Kosovo’s (CBAK) capacity to oversee financial system’s stability and development in Kosovo with a focus on Payment Systems. Bank Approval completed on 14 June 2011. Environmental Assessment Category C. US$ 6.9 (IDA Grant). Consultants will be required. Central Bank of Kosovo, ~Contact: Gani Gerguri, Governor

Kosovo

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

(R) Second Sustainable Employment Development Policy Operation: The objective is to support the Government to: (a) increase the transparency, accountability, and management of public expenditures, and (b) lay the institutional and legislative foundations Kosovo needs for sustainable employment and growth. Appraisal completed on 27 February 2012. Negotiations scheduled for mid-March 2012. Environmental Assessment Category U. Project: P129327. US$ 23.0 (SPF). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Trade and Industry, N.N Hospital square, Pristina, Kosovo, Tel: (381-038) 512-059, Fax: (381-038) 512-798, E-mail: mimoza.kusari.lila@ks-gov.net, Contact: Minoza Kusari-Lila, Deputy Prime Minister of Trade and Industry

Kyrgyz Republic

Education

(N) Second Village Investment - Second Additional Financing: The objective is to assure the Social mobilization, capacity building, and community-driven design and implementation of community investment plans in rural communities. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 29 March 2012. Environmental Assessment Category F. US$ 2.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services to be determined. Community Development and Investment Agency, Bokumbaeva 102, Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic, E-mail: eibraimova@aris.kg

Kyrgyz Republic

Education

Education SWAp Sector Support: The objective is to improve student learning outcomes by a sector support program aligned to scaling up of key policy interventions in teacher management, governance and financing and school improvement planning sectorwide. Pre-appraisal scheduled for 30 May 2012. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P113350. US$ 15.0 (IDA Credit). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Education and Science, 257 Tynystanov Street, Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic, Tel: (996-312) 626-806, Fax: (996-312) 621-520, E-mail: director@rep.ktnet.kg, Contact: Gulmira Sultanova, PIU Director

Kyrgyz Republic

Finance

(R) Financial Sector (Cr. 50670-KG, Cr. H7600-KG): The objectives are to: (a) enhance financial sector stability through an improved regulatory and supervisory framework and resolving problem banks; and (b) increase access to a variety of financial services by underserved segments of the market. Bank Approval scheduled for mid-March 2012. Environmental Assessment Category F. Project: P125689. US$ 13.0 (IDA Credit). No consultants are required. Kyrgyz Post Office, Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic, Tel: (996-312) 610-069, E-mail: posta@posta.kg, Contact: Jusup Turgunbaev, Director General

Kyrgyz Republic

Health and Other Social Services

(N) Kyrgyz Second Health and Social Protection: The objectives are to: (a) improve the performance of the Kyrgyz Health sector by strengthening the capacity of MOH; (b) improve social protection interventions; and (c) build the capacity of the Ministry of Health and health providers to deliver the State Guaranteed Benefits Package (SGBP). Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 17 April 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 15.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Health of Kyrgyz Republic, Togolok Moldo St. 1, Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic, Tel: (996-312) 663-707, Fax: (996-312) 660-493, E-mail: a_imanbaev@med.kg, Contact: Dinara Sagimbaeva, Minister

Kyrgyz Republic

Health and Other Social Services

Health Results Based Financing: The objective is to support improvements in Maternal and Child Health quality of care by piloting: performance-based payments and/or enhance supervision; performance-based payments at the primary health care in one rayon; and strengthening the Government’s and providers’ capacity in performance-based contracting, and monitoring and evaluation for results. Bank Approval scheduled for 17 April 2012. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P120435. US$ 11.0 (HRBF). No consultants are required. Ministry of Health (MOH), 148 Moskowskaya Street, Kyrgyz Republic, Tel: (996-312) 662-680, Fax: (996-312) 661-150, E-mail: n_adnaeva@mz.med.kg, Contact: Dr. Nurgul Adnaeva, Head

Kyrgyz Republic

Industry and Trade

(R) Second Development Policy Operation: The objective is to continue to support the Government to strengthen governance in the management of public assets and revenues. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 6 February 2013. Environmental Assessment Category U. US$ 30.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Kyrgyz Republic

Industry and Trade

(R) Third Development Policy Operation: The objective is to continue to support the Government to strengthen governance in the management of public assets and revenues. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 5 February 2014. Environmental Assessment Category U. US$ 30.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Kyrgyz Republic

Industry and Trade

First Programmatic Development Policy Operation: The objective is to support the Government to: (a) strengthen public finance reforms; (b) sharpen competitiveness and enhancing the attractiveness of private investment; and (c) mitigate social risks resulting from the reform program. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 4 April 2012. Environmental Assessment Category U. US$ 30.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Finance, 58 Erkindik Boulevard, Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic, Tel: (996-312) 661-350, Fax: (996-312) 661-645, Contact: Akylbek Japarov, Minister

Kyrgyz Republic

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

Bishkek and Osh Urban Additional Financing: The objective is to support the Government to help finance the urban and social infrastructure investments in selected small towns. Bank Approval completed on 12 January 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P122811. US$ 15.8 (IDA Credit). Consultants will be required. ARIS, 102, Bokonbaeva Street, Bishkek, 720040, Kyrgyz Republic, Tel: (996-312) 301-805 Ext. 102, Fax: (996-312) 624-748, E-mail: eibraimova@aris.kg, Contact: Elmira S. Ibraimova, Executive Director

Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

Energy and Mining

Macedonia Energy: The objective is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the national and regional power systems. Decision Meeting scheduled for 26 April 2012. Environmental Assessment Category A. Project: P112730. US$ 70.0 (IBRD). Consulting services to be determined. ELEM Macedonian Power Plants, 11 Oktomvri 9, 1000 Skopje, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Tel: (389-23) 149-166, Fax: (389-23) 149-176, E-mail: nevenka.jakimova.filipovska@elem.com.mk, Contact: Nevenka Jakimova Filipovska, Head of Development Division

Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

(R) Municipal Services Improvement Additional Financing: The objective is to improve transparency, financial sustainability and delivery of targeted municipal services in the participating municipalities. Negotiations scheduled for 22 March 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P129996. US$ 50.0 (IBRD). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Finance, Dame Gruev 14, 1000 Skopje, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Tel: (389-2) 311-7288, Fax: (389-2) 311-7280, E-mail: finance@finance.gov.mk~

Moldova

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

(R) Agriculture Competitiveness-GEF: The objective is to generate rural income growth by contributing to the enhanced commercialization of key agriculture value chains. Bank Approval scheduled for 1 May 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P127125. US$ 4.4 (GEFU). No consultants are required. Ministry of Environment, Street Cosmonautilor 9, of 614A etaj 6, Chisnau, Moldova, Tel: (373-22) 204-507, Fax: (373-22) 226-254, E-mail: info@moldovapops.md, Contact: Mr. Rodion Bajureanu, Deputy Minister

Moldova

Education

Education Reform: The objective is to ensure the quality of and access to general education while supporting the efficiency reforms which will be implemented from 2012-2015 in the education sector. Decision Meeting scheduled for 30 March 2012. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P127388. US$ 30.0 (IDA Credit). Consultants services will be required for both preparation and implementation stages. Ministry of Education, 1, Piata Marii Adunari Nationale, Chisinau, Moldova, Tel: (373-22) 233-348, Fax: (373-22) 233-515, E-mail: consilier@edu.md, Contact: Mihail Sleahtitchi, Minister of Education

Moldova

Education

Quality Education in the Rural Areas Additional Financing: The objective and outcome indicators, same as the parent, is to reflect scaled-up activities of the technical assistance which will assist the client in expanding and implementing the educational reform initiatives. Bank Approval scheduled for 20 March 2012. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P129552. US$ 1.0 (IDA Credit). Consultants will be required. For preparation and implementation. Ministry of Education, 1, Piata Marii Adunari Nationale, Chisinau, Moldova, Tel: (373-22) 233-348, Fax: (373-22) 233-515, E-mail: consilier@edu.md, Contact: Sleahtitchi Mihail, Minister of Education

Moldova

Industry and Trade

(R) Agricultural Competitiveness: The objective is to generate rural income growth by contributing to the enhanced commercialization of key agriculture value chains and promote Moldova’s potential to better integrate into the regional trade, with agriculture, specifically horticulture, commodities. Bank Approval scheduled for 1 May 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P118518. US$ 18.0/3.0 (IDA Credit/SIDA). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Agriculture and Food Industry, 162 Stefan cel Mare Street, Office 416, Chisinau MD-2004, Moldova, Tel: (373-22) 233-427, Fax: (373-22) 210-204, E-mail: viorel.gutu@maia.gov.md, Contact: Mr. Viorel Gulu, Deputy Minister

Moldova

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

Development Policy Loan: The objective is to support the Government to implement a new medium-term strategy by focusing on policy measures that will sustain economic growth, maintain competitiveness and improve the investment climate to achieve their broader vision of increased trade and integration with the European Union. Decision Meeting scheduled for 3 April 2012. Environmental Assessment Category U. US$ 20.0 (IDA Credit). No consultants are required. State Chancellery, Piata Vasile Alecsandri, 8A, Chisinau, Moldova Tel/Fax: (373-22) 250-583, E-mail: lucretia.ciurea@gov.md, Contact: Lucretia Ciurea, Chief of Unit, National Aid Coordination Unit Team

Moldova

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

Governance e-Transformation (Cr. 50000-MD): The objective is to increase availability, efficiency and quality of a selected range of public services to citizens and businesses through innovative use and improved governance of ICT in the public sector. Bank Approval completed on 9 June 2011. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P121231. US$ 20.0 (IDA Credit). Consultants will be required. State Chancellery, ~Contact: Victor Bodiu, Minister of State

Moldova

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

Strengthening PFM and Tax Administration: The objective is to strengthen institutions and systems for public finance management and tax administration in Moldova. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 3 April 2012. Environmental Assessment Category C. US$ 20.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Montenegro

Education

(R) Higher Education and Innovation (Ln. 81180-ME): The objective is to assist the Government to enhance the contribution of higher education, research and innovation to the competitiveness of the Montenegrin economy. The loan was signed on 22 February 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P122785. US$ 16.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Education and Science, Rimski Trg B.B Podgorica, Montenegro, Tel: (382-20) 410-100, Fax: (382-20) 410-101, E-mail: branka.zizic@mna.gov.me, Contact: Branka Zizic, Advisor, International Scientific Cooperation

Montenegro

Finance

(R) Financial Sector Policy Based Guarantee: The objective is to support the continued implementation of the financial sector reform agenda (the second in the series of two programmatic development policy operations) started under PFSDPL1. Decision Meeting scheduled for 28 March 2012. Environmental Assessment Category U. Project: P130157. US$ 80.0 (GUAR). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Montenegro

Finance

Programmatic Financial Sector Development Policy Loan (Ln. 80910-ME): The objectives are to: (a) help the authorities cope with the negative effect of global and regional economic downturn on Montenegrin economy; and (b) support banking sector restructuring. Bank Approval completed on 1 September 2011. Environmental Assessment Category U. Project: P116787. US$ 85.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Finance, Stanka Dragojevica 2, 81000 Podgorica, Podgorica, Montenegro, Tel: (382-20) 242-835, Fax: (382-81) 224-450, ~Contact: Milorad Katni

Montenegro

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

Public Expenditure Development Policy Loan: The objective is to focus on the broad policy agenda, targeting improvements in the efficiency and effectiveness of public expenditures and strengthening the overall policy environment for economic growth. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 26 April 2012. Environmental Assessment Category U. US$ 50.0 (IBRD). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Montenegro

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

Hot-Spots Cleanup: The objectives are to: (a) design and implement environmental remediation measures for industrial and hazardous waste disposal sites; and (b) mitigate negative impacts on environmental resources, public health and the development of the tourism sector. Decision Meeting scheduled for 15 May 2012. Environmental Assessment Category A. Project: P122139. US$ 60.0 (IBRD). Consulting services to be determined. Government of Montenegro, IV Proleterske 19, Podgorica, 81000, Montenegro, Tel: (382-20) 618-250, Fax: (382-20) 618-246, Contact: Mr. Danilo Kujovic, Spec. of Environmental Protection Advisor

Poland

Energy and Mining

(R) Building Energy Efficiency: The objective is to support the preparation of a Program for Results Project that would focus on achieving energy efficiency in buildings. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 16 April 2012. Environmental Assessment Category U. US$ 250.0 (IBRD). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Infrastructure, ul.Chalubinskiefgo 4/6, Warszawa, Poland, Tel: (48-22) 630-1359, Fax: (48-22) 630-1909

Poland

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

(R) Development Policy Loan: The objective is to support reforms in the areas of public financial management and social sectors. Decision Meeting scheduled for 12 April 2012. Environmental Assessment Category U. US$ 1000.0 (IBRD). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Finance, ul.Swietokrzyska 12, Warszawa, Poland, Tel: (48-22) 694-5370, Fax: (48-22) 694-3070, E-mail: michal.baj@mofnet.gov.pl, Contact: Michal Baj, Director of International Department

Poland

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

BGK Subnational Lending: The objective is to assist a subnational lending facility for municipalities in the less developed regions of Poland. Guaranteed by BGK, a state-owned development bank, which is in the process of being designated as a "comparable agency" in line with the Bank’s Articles. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 30 May 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 500.0 (IBRD). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Poland

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

Second Development Policy Loan: The objective is to support reforms in the areas of public financial management and social sectors. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 1 November 2012. Environmental Assessment Category U. US$ 1000.0 (IBRD). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Regional

Finance

(R) Bosnia and Herzegovina EEC Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility APL4: The objective is to help increase access of homeowners, farmers, the enterprise sector and government agencies to financial protection from losses caused by climate change and geological hazards. Decision Meeting scheduled for 21 May 2012. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P127788. US$ 5.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services to be determined. Europa RE, Weinbergstrasse 56/58, Zurich, Switzerland, Tel: (41-44) 380-5090, E-mail: heinz.vollenweider@europa-re.com, Contact: Mr. Heinz Vollenweider, Chairman of the Board

Regional

Finance

(R) Montenegro SEEC Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility APL3: The objective of the third phase of a regional horizontal APL is to help increase access of homeowners, farmers, the enterprise sector and government agencies to financial protection from losses caused by climate change and geological hazards. Decision Meeting scheduled for 21 May 2012. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P127044. US$ 2.0 (IBRD). Consulting services to be determined. Europa RE, Weinbergstrasse 56/58, Zurich, Switzerland, Tel: (41-44) 380-5090, E-mail: heinz.vollenweider@europa-re.com, Contact: Mr. Heinz Vollenweider, Chairman of the Board

Regional

Health and Other Social Services

Improving Blood Safety in Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan: The objectives are to: (a) increase the number and share of blood units donated by voluntary donors; (b) reduce the prevalence of HIV, HepB, HepC and syphilis in retested blood unit; and (c) increase the share of cases with appropriate clinical use of blood transfusion in all cases which received blood and blood products. Decision Meeting scheduled for mid-March 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 10.0 (RTF). Consultants will be required for both preparation and implementation Tajikistan Republican Blood Center, 1 Proezd, 16 M.Tursunzade Street, Dushanbe, Tajikistan Tel/Fax: (992-37) 227-3705, E-mail: blood_t@tojikiston.com, Contact: Burkhoniddin Bakhovatdinov, Director; Ministry of Health, 60, Mira Prospekt, Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic, Tel: (996-778) 415-646, Fax: (996-312) 548-972, E-mail: alim_63@mail.ru, Contact: Tursunbaev Muhamedalim Satkankulovich, Director

Regional

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

(N) Adriatic Sea Environment Program: The objective is to reduce pollution loads entering the Adriatic Sea from hotspots to restore their ecological balance and improve regional management capacity for transboundary pollution control. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 27 March 2012. Environmental Assessment Category F. US$ 20.0 (GFIA). Consulting services to be determined. Designated Country Institutions

Regional

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

(R) Danube Region Water and Wastewater Sector Capacity Building Program: The objective is to support institutional capacity building and the development of regulatory and policy instruments in the water supply and waste water sector in participating countries in the Danube Region. Bank Approval scheduled for 30 March 2012. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P128416. US$ 6.0 (F7VP). Consulting services to be determined. International Association of Water Supply Components in the Danube River, Grabnergasse 4-6, A-1060, Vienna, Austria, Tel: (431-59) 959-31002, Fax: (431-59) 959-7311, E-mail: kling@iawd.at, Contact: Mr. Walter Kling, Secretary General

Romania

Health and Other Social Services

Results Based Financed Health Sector Reform: The objective is to support the Romanian Health Sector Reform efforts through enhancing the service delivery system, strengthening financing and payment methods, and improving governance in the health system. Decision Meeting scheduled for 15 November 2012. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P121675. US$ 336.8 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Health, Street Ministerului Nr. 1-3, Romania, Tel: (40-1) 314-1526, Fax: (40-4) 312-4916, E-mail: calin.alexandru@ms.ro, Contact: Calin Alexandru, Director General

Romania

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

(R) Development Policy Operation Draw Down Option: The objective is to support the Government’s reforms in strategic planning, fiscal management, SOE corporate governance and financial sector with a view to positioning Romania to address the increased volatility in European markets, protect employment, resume economic growth and convergence to the living standards of more advanced EU economies. Project Concept Review Meeting completed on 27 February 2012. Decision Meeting scheduled for 10 April 2012. Environmental Assessment Category U. Project: P130051. US$ 1325.4 (IBRD). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Public Finance, 17 Apolodor St Romania, Tel: (40 21) 410 34 00/410 11 89, Fax: (40 21) 312 1630, E-mail: cabinet.ministru@mfinante.ro, Contact: Bogdan Dragoi, Minister

Romania

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

(R) Tax Modernization: The objective is to implement a tax reform program and help modernize the revenue collection system. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 29 March 2012. Environmental Assessment Category C. US$ 100.0 (IBRD). Consulting services to be determined. National Agency for Fiscal Administration (NAFA), 16 Strada Apolodor, Sector 5, Bucuresti, Romania, Tel: (21) 319-9671, Fax: (749) 151-240, E-mail: relatiipublice.anaf@mfinante.ro, Contact: Octavian Deaconu, Director of International Cooperation

Russian Federation

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

(R) Forestry Emergency Response: The objective is to assist with the emergency response to the forest fires of the summer 2010 with four components: (a) forest fire management; (b) forest institutional support to address legislation policy, governance, forest management planning and capacity building; (c) forest restoration and regeneration; and (d) project management. Negotiations scheduled for 5 April 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P123923. US$ 40.0 (IBRD). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Natural Resources and Ecology, Pyatnitskaya Ulitsa, 59/19, 115184, Moscow, Russian Federation, Tel: (7-495) 953-3785, Fax: (7-499) 230-8530, E-mail: lesinfor@aha.ru, Contact: Mr. N.V. Maslyakov, Head of the Agency

Russian Federation

Education

Development of Preschool Education System of Sakha (Yakutia): The objective is to assist the Government in improving child development outcomes and school readiness. Appraisal scheduled for 10 April 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 118.0 (IBRD). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Education of Sakha (Yakutia), 30 Lenina Avenue, Yakutsk city, Russian Federation, Tel: (7-4112) 422-921, Fax: (7-4112) 424-929, E-mail: nsitni@yandex.ru, Contact: Natalia Sitnikova, Head of General Education Department

Russian Federation

Energy and Mining

(R) Energy Efficiency: The objective is to support the Government in reducing the energy intensity of the economy by 40%, by the year 2020. Negotiations scheduled for 23 April 2012. Environmental Assessment Category F. Project: P122492. US$ 300.0 (IBRD). Consulting services to be determined. Gazprombank and Ministry of Energy, Russian Energy Agency, Nikitskiy per 5, Moscow, Russian Federation, Tel: (7-495) 789-9292, E-mail: Ivanov@rosenergo.gov.ru, Contact: Ms. Tatiana Yurlova, First Vice President

Russian Federation

Energy and Mining

(R) Energy Efficiency-GEF: The objective is to support the institutional, regulatory and market barriers facing commercial financing of Energy Efficiency projects across Russia. Negotiations scheduled for 23 April 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P123692. US$ 22.7 (GEFU). Consulting services to be determined. Gazprombank and Ministry of Energy, Russian Energy Agency, Nikitskiy per 5, Moscow, Russian Federation, Tel: (7-495) 789-9292, E-mail: Ivanov@rosenergo.gov.ru, Contact: Ms. Tatiana Yurlova, First Vice President

Russian Federation

Finance

(R) Export Sector Financial Intermediary Loan: The objective is to support export growth by providing medium and long term working capital and investment finance to Russian industrial exporters. Appraisal scheduled for 20 March 2012. Environmental Assessment Category F. Project: P126006. US$ 150.0 (IBRD). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Russian Federation

Finance

(R) Financial Sector Diversification and Strengthening: The objective is to meet financial sector stability standards by adopting international financial center benchmarks, ensuring G20 risk management role with associated regulatory norms, attracting financial investments, supervisory modernization, and risk monitoring of the Russian financial markets. Decision Meeting scheduled for 27 March 2012. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P125305. US$ 50.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Russian Federation

Finance

Microfinance: The objective is to assist the Government to develop a sustainable, safe and sound national financial cooperative, and microfinance system that will enhance access to financial services by the poorer and underserved segments of the population, especially in the rural areas. Bank Approval scheduled for 26 July 2012. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P095554. US$ 20.0 (IBRD). No consultants are required. Ministry of Finance, 9, Ilyinka Street, Moscow, Russian Federation, Tel: (7-495) 913-4406, Fax: (7-495) 913-4531, E-mail: p0237_de@minfin.ru, Contact: S.A. Storchak, Deputy Minister of Finance

Russian Federation

Health and Other Social Services

(R) Social Inclusion through Sports: The objective is to develop an integrated system to provide conditions for regular physical training and sports activities for socially disadvantaged groups, and create pilot test for the municipalities of the Russian Federation with a view to further replication throughout the Russian Federation. Decision Meeting scheduled for 30 April 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P126283. US$ 70.0 (IBRD). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Sports, Tourism and Youth Policy, Kazakova Street, 18, 105064, Moscow, Russian Federation, Tel: (7-495) 601-9440, Fax: (7-495) 604-6209, E-mail: varaksin@minstm.gov.ru, Contact: Mr. Pavel Varaksin, Lead Expert

Russian Federation

Health and Other Social Services

North Caucasus Federal Okrug Local Initiatives Support: The objective is to increase citizen and community involvement in decision making, oversight and monitoring of service delivery in target areas, for improved provision of social and communal services. Negotiations scheduled for 10 April 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P120434. US$ 20.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Regional Development, Sadovaya-Samotechnaya Street, Bld. 10/23, Moscow, Russian Federation, Tel: (7-495) 694-3555, Fax: (7-495) 699-3841, E-mail: Ruslan.Madyarov@minregion.ru, Contact: Madiarov Ruslan Valeevich, Head

Russian Federation

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

(R) Public Finance and Financial Sector Modernization: The objective is to strengthen the economic management and oversight of financial risks through policy advice and capacity building in the Ministry of Finance, the Federal Tax Service and sub-national governments. Project Concept Review Meeting completed on 28 February 2012. Decision Meeting scheduled for 30 March 2012. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P122998. US$ 25.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Federal Tax Service, Neglinnaya Street 23, Moscow 127381, Russian Federation, Tel: (7-495) 913-0503, Fax: (7-495) 913-0682, E-mail: alo@nalog.ru, Contact: Overchuk Alexei Logvinovich, Deputy Head; Ministry of Finance, 9 Ilyinka Street, Moscow 109097, Russian Federation, Tel: (7-495) 648-1123, Fax: (7-495) 648-1096, E-mail: o2204@minfin.ru, Contact: Andrey Bokarev, Director

Russian Federation

Transportation

(R) Development Bank Infrastructure Finance: The objective is to support the long-term financing for infrastructure and public-private partnership (PPP) in infrastructure in Russia and to strengthen VEB’s institutional capacity in infrastructure financing. Pre-appraisal scheduled for 19 March 2012. Environmental Assessment Category F. Project: P125905. US$ 500.0 (IBRD). Consulting services to be determined. Russian Development Bank, Akademika Avenue,9 107996, Moscow, Russian Federation, Tel: (7-495) 229-5942, Fax: (7-495) 604-6160, E-mail: pavlov_av@veb.ru, Contact: Mr. Alexander Pavlov, Deputy Director

Russian Federation

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

(R) Past Environmental Liabilities Program: The objective is to address past environmental damages to environment by developing a national program to focus on establishing institutional responsibilities and capacities. Negotiations scheduled for 30 March 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P121373. US$ 25.0 (IBRD). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Natural Resources and Ecology, Ulitsa Bolshaya Gruzinskaya 4/6, Moscow, Russian Federation, Tel: (7-495) 254-4800, Fax: (7-495) 254-4310, 254-6610~

Russian Federation

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

Arctic Program: The objective is to improve Russia’s environmental management systems to deal with growing environmental risks and pollutions in the Arctic Zone caused by climate change and increasing human activities. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 30 November 2012. Environmental Assessment Category F. US$ 150.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required for both preparation and implementation. Ministry of Economic Development, Russian Federation

Russian Federation

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

Hydrometeorological Services Modernization: The objective is to increase accuracy and timely delivery of basic weather forecasts, river flow forecasts and to have better client satisfaction based on client satisfaction surveys. Appraisal scheduled for 10 May 2012. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P127676. US$ 60.0 (IBRD). Consulting services to be determined. Russia Hydrometeorological Service, Russian Federation, Contact: Mr. Alexander Frolov, Director

Serbia

Education

Innovation Support: The objective is to assist the institutional capacity building of the Serbia Innovation Fund (SIF); pilot financial instruments to stimulate innovative activity in enterprises; and pilot reforms in the public research and development institute (RDI) sector. First Grant Funding Request Approval scheduled for mid-April 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 10.0 (F7PF). Consulting services to be determined. Serbia Innovation Fund, Serbia

Serbia

Health and Other Social Services

(R) Second Health: The objective is to support the government in enhancing the efficiency of the Serbian health system through improved planning and management, enhanced financial incentives and greater transparency and accountability. Identification scheduled for 25 June 2012. Environmental Assessment Category C. US$ 40.0 (IBRD). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Health, Nemanjina 22-26, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia, Tel: (381-11) 361-4890, Fax: (381-11) 265-6548, E-mail: ep@zdravlje.gov.rs, Contact: Elizabet Paunovic, State Secretary

Serbia

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

(R) Third Programmatic Development Policy Loan: The objective is to help reduce the size of Serbia’s large public sector by supporting reforms that will help improve the productivity of public spending, structured by: (a) improving the efficiency of spending in the largest spending sectors; (b) strengthening public expenditure and debt management; and (c) improving social assistance. Bank Approval scheduled for 4 September 2012. Environmental Assessment Category U. Project: P123065. US$ 100.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Finance, 20, Kneza Milosa Street, Belgrade, Serbia, Tel: (381-11) 364-2626, Fax: (381-11) 361-8961, E-mail: goran@gov.rs, Contact: Goran Radosavljevic, State Secretary

Serbia

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

Public Expenditure Development Policy Loan: The objective is to support the Government’s reforms to improve public expenditures management and policy at the central and local government levels. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 24 April 2012. Environmental Assessment Category U. US$ 100.0 (IBRD). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Serbia

Transportation

Road Management SWAp: The objective is to support the rehabilitation/reconstruction to clear the backlog maintenance on the primary and secondary network in Serbia. Decision Meeting scheduled for 30 September 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 100.0 (IBRD). Consulting services to be determined. Public Enterprise Putevi Srbije, Serbia

Tajikistan

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

(R) Second Pamp: The objective is to increase food security through increased crop production resulting from improved irrigation and drainage infrastructure and improved water resource management policies in five districts of Khtlon oblast. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 26 March 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 27.9 (GAFS). Consulting services to be determined. PMU Fergana Valley Water Resources Management Project, 5/1 Shamsi Street, 9th Floor, 734054, Dushanbe, Tajikistan Tel/Fax: (992-372) 236-6208, E-mail: pmu@fvwrmp.tj, Contact: Mr. Abduvohid Sharipov, Director

Tajikistan

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

Second Upland Agricultural Livelihood and Environmental Management-GEF: The objective is to enable rural people in selected uplands to build their productive assets in ways which sustainably increase rural productivity and curtail natural resource degradation. Decision Meeting scheduled for 29 April 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P122694. US$ 5.9 (GEFU). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Agriculture, 44, Rudaki avenue, 734025, Dushanbe, Tajikistan, Tel: (992-372) 211-596

Tajikistan

Education

(R) Sixth Programmatic Development Policy Grant: The objectives are to protect basic services and to improve the environment for private sector development. Decision Meeting scheduled for 10 May 2012. Environmental Assessment Category U. US$ 15.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Finance, 3 Ak. Rajabovs Street, Dushanbe, Tajikistan, Tel: (992-372) 221-1417, Fax: (992-372) 221-3329, E-mail: min_fin@tojikiston.com, Contact: Safarali Najmiddinov, Minister

Tajikistan

Education

First Development Policy Operation: The objective is to assist the Government to maintain high growth within a sustainable macroeconomic framework. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 17 October 2012. Environmental Assessment Category U. US$ 10.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Tajikistan

Education

Second Development Policy Operation: The objective is to continue to assist the Government to maintain high growth within a sustainable macroeconomic framework. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 17 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category U. US$ 10.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Tajikistan

Energy and Mining

Energy Loss Reduction Additional Financing: The objective is to continue to support: (a) the supply and installation to consumer meters for the electricity and gas consumers, focusing on metering those consumers who are now receiving supplies without meters; (b) the design and installation of computerized billing systems in the electricity and gas utilities; and (c) technical assistance. Bank Approval completed on 14 February 2012. Environmental Assessment Category A. Project: P122141. US$ 18.0 (IDA Credit). Consultants will be required. Barki Tajik, 64, I.Somoni Street, 734026, Dushanbe, Tajikistan, Tel: (992-372) 358-766; 560-0713, Fax: (992-372) 358-694; 358-764, E-mail: elrpbt@gmail.com, Contact: Mr. Mahmadamin Aminov, Director of Project Implementation Group; Tajiktransgaz, 6, Rudaki Ave. 734024, Dushanbe, Tajikistan, Tel: (992-372) 274-433, Fax: (992-372) 216-668, E-mail: elrp.tajikgas@gma, Contact: Mr. Ahmad Idiev, Deputy Chairman

Tajikistan

Health and Other Social Services

(R) Health Results Based Financing: The objective is to improve selected health outcomes (mainly for maternal and child health) through the provision of incentives to primary health care providers, upon achievement of agreed health targets. Preparation scheduled for mid-March 2012. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P126130. US$ 10.0/4.8 (IDA Credit/HRBF). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Health, Dushanbe, Tajikistan, Tel: (992-372) 221-3346, E-mail: mahbuba@health.tojikiston.com

Tajikistan

Industry and Trade

(R) Private Sector Development: The objective is to support the private sector-led growth in Tajikistan through: (a) further improving the business environment; (b) encouraging the development of high-potential industries; and (c) enhancing access to financial services while strengthening the financial sector. Decision Meeting scheduled for 22 March 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P130091. US$ 10.0 (IDA Grant). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Tajikistan

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

(R) Land Registration and Cadastre System for Sustainable Agriculture Additional Financing: The objective is to expand farm land restructuring to enable more rural people to become independent farmers and take management decisions in response to market forces, and to initiate the strengthening of tenure rights and services for other land users. Signing scheduled for 30 March 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 10.0 (IDA Grant). No consultants are required. PMU of Ministry of Agriculture, 15 Giprozem Street, Dushanbe, Tajikistan, Tel: (992-37) 445-0195/7, Fax: (992-37) 445-0198, E-mail: mkhabirov@yahoo.com, Contact: Mahmudjon Khabirov, Director

Tajikistan

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

(R) Tax Administration: The objective is to support the development of an effective and efficient tax administration that would encourage voluntary compliance and reduce administrative and compliance cost. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 30 March 2012. Environmental Assessment Category C. US$ 10.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Tajikistan

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

(R) Municipal Infrastructure Additional Financing: The objective is to improve the availability, quality and efficiency of delivery of basic municipal services to the population of the participating towns. Negotiations scheduled for 26 March 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P127130. US$ 10.5 (IDA Grant). Consulting services to be determined. KHOCHAGII MANZILIU KOMUNALI (KMK), 56 Karabaeva Street, Dushanbe, Tajikistan, Tel: (992-37) 233-1330, Fax: (992-37) 233-8525, E-mail: office@midp.tj, Contact: Mr. Alimurod Tagoimurodov, Director General

Turkey

Energy and Mining

Private Sector Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Additional Financing: The objective is to help increase privately owned and operated energy production from indigenous renewable sources within the market-based framework of the Turkish Electricity Market Law, and to help enhance demand-side energy efficiency. The loan was signed on 5 December 2011. Environmental Assessment Category F. US$ 500.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Turkiye Kalkinma Bankasi (TKB), Necatibey Caddesi No 98, Turkey, Tel: (90-312) 231-8400, Fax: (90-312) 230-2394, E-mail: ender.dincer@kalkinma.com.tr, Contact: Ms. Ender Dincer, Senior Specialist; Turkiye Sinai Kalkinma Bankasi (TSKB), Meclisi Mebusan Cad. No 81, Istanbul, Turkey, Tel: (90-212) 334-5050, Fax: (90-212) 334-5234, E-mail: info@tskb.com.tr, Contact: Mr. Orhan Beskok, Executive Vice President

Turkey

Energy and Mining

Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Energy Efficiency: The objective is to support the government’s policy of promoting energy efficiency in SME Programs and small businesses. Decision Meeting scheduled for 3 April 2012. Environmental Assessment Category F. Project: P122178. US$ 200.0/7.9 (IBRD/ZMUL). Consulting services to be determined. Halk Bank; Vakif Bank, Sogutozu Mah. 2 Cadde No 63 06520, Ankara, Turkey, Tel: (903-12) 289-4781, 455-8646, Fax: (903-12) 289-4785, 455-8640, Contact: Mr. Yunus Esmer, Deputy General Manager

Turkey

Health and Other Social Services

(N) Health Transformation Program: The objective is to support the preparation for results project in the health sector. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 19 June 2012. Environmental Assessment Category C. US$ 300.0 (IBRD). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Turkey

Industry and Trade

Fifth Export Finance Intermediation: The objective is to provide medium and long-term financing for exporters while the economy is recovering from the global crisis. Bank Approval completed on 17 March 2011. Environmental Assessment Category F. Project: P121743. US$ 300.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Turkiye Sinai Kalkinma Bankasi (TSKB), Meclisi Mebusan Cad. No 81, Istanbul, Turkey, Tel: (90-212) 334-5050, Fax: (90-212) 334-5234, ~Contact: Mr. Orhan Beskok, Executive Vice President

Turkey

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

(R) Growth Development Policy Loan: The objective is to support equitable growth, competitiveness and job creation over the medium term. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 16 April 2012. Environmental Assessment Category U. US$ 600.0 (IBRD). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Turkey

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

Third Environmental Sustainability and Energy Sector Development Policy Loan (Ln. 81460-TR): The objectives are to: (a) enhance energy security by promoting private sector low-emission investments and operations; (b) integrate principles of environmental sustainability, including climate change considerations, in key sectoral policies and programs; and (c) improve the effectiveness and efficiency of environmental management processes. Bank Approval scheduled for 27 March 2012. Environmental Assessment Category U. Project: P121651. US$ 600.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Undersecretariat of Treasury, Inonu Bulvari 36, Emek, Turkey, Tel: (90-312) 212-8256, Fax: (90-312) 212-8550, E-mail: ozgur.pehlivan@hazine.gov.tr, Contact: Ozgur Pehlivan, Deputy Director General

Turkmenistan

Transportation

Turkmenbashi Sustainable Port Development: The objective is to enhance Turkmenbashi’s port capacity to: (a) handle non oil products, improve its safety of operations; (b) comply with international environmental standards; and (c) improve the legal framework, organizational structure and planning capabilities of the port administration. Decision Meeting scheduled for August 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P123676. US$ 62.0 (IBRD). Consulting services to be determined. State Service of Maritime and River Transportation of Turkmenistan, 745000, 8A Shagadam Street, Turkmenbashi, Turkmenistan, Tel: (993-243) 203-60, Fax: (993-243) 207-44, Contact: Mr. Meylis Mutdikov, Chairman

Ukraine

Energy and Mining

Gas Network Modernization: The objective is to assist the Government to finance a part of the overall modernisation program of Ukraine’s gas transmission network. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 25 May 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 350.0 (IBRD). Consulting services to be determined. NAFTOGAZ, Khmelnytsky Street 6, Kyiv, Ukraine, Tel: (380-44) 586-3537, Fax: (380-44) 586-3310, Contact: Mr. Evgen Bakulin, Chairman of the Board

Ukraine

Energy and Mining

Partnership for Market Readiness: The objective is to provide grant financing to Ukraine for building market readiness components; to pilot, test and sequence new concepts for market instruments; to support Ukraine’s participation in the PMR platform that enables policy makers to share experiences and information regarding elements of market readiness; to share lessons learned. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 30 March 2012. Environmental Assessment Category C. US$ 5.4 (PMR). Consulting services to be determined. State Environmental Investment Agency

Ukraine

Finance

(R) Second Programmatic Financial Rehabilitation Development Policy Loan: The objectives are to support the Government’s program in: (a) banking sector recapitalization and restructure; (b) resolution and consolidation of the banking system; (c) strengthen deposit insurance payout functions; and (d) enhancing the legal and regulatory framework. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 30 April 2012. Environmental Assessment Category U. US$ 350.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Ukraine

Health and Other Social Services

Second Social Assistance Modernization: The objective is to improve the efficiency and equity of Ukraine’s social safety net through a fiscally sustainable expansion and strengthening of the well targeted programs and down scaling those that have the low targeting accuracy. Decision Meeting scheduled for 16 April 2012. Environmental Assessment Category C. US$ 200.0 (IBRD). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Social Policy, 8/10 Esplanade Blvd Ukraine, Tel: (380-44) 289-5448, Fax: (380-44) 289-0098, Contact: Vyacheslav Kolomiets, Deputy Minister

Ukraine

Transportation

(R) Second Road and Safety Improvement: The objective is to continue the rehabilitation and upgrading to motorway standards of the M-03 road Kiev, Kharkiv, and Dovzhanzky. Particularly the section between Lubny and Poltava. Appraisal scheduled for 4 April 2012. Environmental Assessment Category A. Project: P127156. US$ 450.0 (IBRD). Consulting services to be determined. Ukravtodor (Road Agency), 9 Phizkultury str. 03680, Kyiv, Ukraine, Tel: (380-44) 287-2449, E-mail: forec@ukravtodor.gov.ua, Contact: Mr. Yevgen Prusenko, Deputy Chairman

Uzbekistan

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

(R) Sustainable Agriculture and Climate Change Mitigation: The objective is to increase the productivity and financial and environmental sustainability of agriculture as well as the profitability of agribusiness in the project area. Appraisal scheduled for 2 April 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P127486. US$ 12.7 (GEFU). Consulting services to be determined. Rural Restructuring Agency, Street Kari Niyazi 39, Uzbekistan Tel/FaxL (998-712) 371-657, E-mail: resp_sks_uz@slider.sks.uz, Contact: Mr. Nasriddin Najimov, General Director

Uzbekistan

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

Second Rural Enterprise Support Additional Financing: The objective is to increase the productivity and financial and environment sustainability of agriculture. Appraisal scheduled for 1 May 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 40.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources, 4 Navoy Street, Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Tel: (998-711) 412-692, Fax: (998-711) 412-574

Uzbekistan

Education

(R) Early Childhood Education: The objectives are to: (a) increase access to early childhood education services, especially amongst the poor and vulnerable segments of the population; (b) enhance the quality of early childhood education; and (c) pilot Public-Private and Community Partnerships in ECE delivery. Identification scheduled for 21 March 2012. Environmental Assessment Category C. US$ 40.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Public Education, 5 Mustaqillik Maydoni Street, Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Tel: (998-71) 239-1310, Fax: (998-71) 239-1934, E-mail: info@uzedu.uz

Uzbekistan

Energy and Mining

(R) Advanced Electricity Distribution Metering (Ln. 81510-UZ): The objective is to implement new accurate electricity meters and metering systems to reduce large scale technical and commercial losses from the distribution system that will improve the economic and technical performance. Bank Approval scheduled for 27 March 2012. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P122773. US$ 180.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Uzbekenergo, 100000, Tashket City, Khorezm Street 6, Uzbekistan, Tel: (998-71) 233-9821/9889, Fax: (998-71) 236-2700, E-mail: sjsc@uzpak.uz, Contact: Mr. Batirjan Teshabaev, Chairman

Uzbekistan

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

(R) Alat-Karakul Water Supply: The objective is to improve the level of service in terms of safety, coverage, quality, reliability and efficiency as well as the sustainability of the water supply services in the two districts. Decision Meeting scheduled for 20 April 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P118197. US$ 75.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services to be determined. Uzkommunhizmat, 45a Uzbekistanskaya Av Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Tel: (998-7165) 224-3833, E-mail: ukh@uzkommunhizmat.uz, Contact: Mr. Uktur Khalmuhamedov, General Director

Uzbekistan

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

(R) Karakalpakstan Sewerage: The objective is to improve the safety, quality, reliability, efficiency, financial viability and sustainability of the sewer services in Karakalpakstan (Nukus and Takhiatash). This project is no longer in the lending program. Further reporting will be discontinued. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 50.0 (IDA Credit).

Uzbekistan

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

(R) Water Supply and Sanitation Adjustable Program Loan: The objective is to support the Government’s urban and rural WSS infrastructure projects, sector strategy infrastructure, while supporting sector policy-making and planning, capacity building and institutional reform. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 27 March 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 50.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services to be determined. Uzkommunhizmat, 45a Uzbekistanskaya Av Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Tel: (998-7165) 224-3833, E-mail: ukh@uzkommunhizmat.uz, Contact: Mr. Uktur Khalmuhamedov, General Director




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