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MOS - Middle East and North Africa Region

 World Bank Monthly Operational Summary
Middle East and North Africa Region
April 2012
data as of March 15, 2012

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Algeria

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

Improving Desert Ecosystems for Livelihoods (ALG-DELP): The objective is to improve livelihoods of oasis communities through piloting a combined approach of desert ecosystem conservation, agricultural development, and adaptation to climate change impacts at a network of intervention sites. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 15 May 2012. Environmental Assessment Category A. US$ 5.0/3.0 (GEFU/SCCF). Consulting services to be determined. Ministere de l Amenagement du Territoire et de l Environment, Avenue des 4 Canons, Algiers, Algeria Tel/Fax: (213-43) 28-04, E-mail: cadastre-2002@hotmail.com

Djibouti

Education

Education and Vocational Education and Training: The objective is to strengthen institutional capacity for improved management of the education system, through reinforcement of the institutional organization and systems, applying management tools and training of human resources. Negotiations scheduled for 16 April 2012. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P123315. US$ 6.0 (IDA Credit). No consultants are required. Ministry of Education and TVET, Cite Ministerielle, BP 16, Djibouti, Tel: (253) 356-334, Fax: (253) 355-768, E-mail: bepe@intnet.dj~

Djibouti

Energy and Mining

(R) Power Access and Diversification Additional Financing II: The objective is to reduce the negative effects of drought on water pumping in both rural and urban areas by strengthening the country’s power supply resilience to natural catastrophes through the creation of HFO and diesel security stocks. Appraisal scheduled for 28 March 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 5.2 (IDA Grant). Consulting services to be determined. Electricite de Djibouti (EDD), 47, Bd de la République, BP 175, Djibouti, Tel: (253) 355-368, E-mail: direction@edd.dj

Djibouti

Energy and Mining

Geothermal Exploratory Drilling: The objectives are to support the Government in: (a) maintaining the lowest tariff price for the geothermal power generation; (b) establishing an exploratory drilling program; and (c) recommending an Independent Power Producer’s international tender to develop, engineer, procure and construct a 50 MW geothermal power plant. Negotiations scheduled for 21 May 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P127143. US$ 6.0/7.0 (IDA Grant/OPEC). Consulting services to be determined. Electricite de Djibouti (EDD), 47, Bd de la République, BP 175, Djibouti, Tel: (253) 355-368, E-mail: direction@edd.dj~

Djibouti

Energy and Mining

Geothermal Exploratory Drilling-GEF: The objectives are to support the Government in: (a) maintaining the lowest tariff price for the geothermal power generation; (b) establishing an exploratory drilling program; and (c) recommending an Independent Power Producer’s international tender to develop, engineer, procure and construct a 50 MW geothermal power plant. Appraisal scheduled for 16 April 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P127144. US$ 6.6 (GEFU). Consulting services to be determined. Electricite de Djibouti (EDD), 47, Bd de la République, BP 175, Djibouti, Tel: (253) 355-368, E-mail: direction@edd.dj

Djibouti

Health and Other Social Services

(R) Crisis Response Social Safety Net: The objectives are to: (a) generate short-term job opportunities for the poor and vulnerable; and (b) improve nutrition practices among participating households’ focusing on pre-school children and pregnant women. Project Concept Review Meeting completed on 7 February 2012. Appraisal scheduled for 26 March 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 5.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Djibouti

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

(R) Rural Community Development and Ware Mobilization Additional Financing: The objective is to support the community investment to retain water in Wadis for small scale agriculture and livestock, prevent flood and facilitate recharge of the acquifer. Project Concept Review Meeting completed on 15 February 2012. Negotiations scheduled for 22 March 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 3.0 (IDA Grant). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined. ~

Arab Republic of Egypt

Energy and Mining

(R) Helwan South Power: The objective is to improve power supply in Egypt, which includes construction of 1,300 MW power plant at Helwan South and associated infrastructure. Appraisal scheduled for 20 March 2012. Environmental Assessment Category A. Project: P117407. US$ 585.0 (IBRD). 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

(R) Kom Ombo Solar: The objective is to support the concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plant and associated infrastructure in Upper Egypt. Decision Meeting scheduled for 16 July 2012. 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

Energy and Mining

Giza North Additional Financing: The objective is to support the improvement of the security and efficiency of electricity supply by adding a new generation capacity based on the most efficient thermal power generation technology. Bank Approval completed on 14 February 2012. Environmental Assessment Category A. Project: P116198. US$ 240.0/164.0 (IBRD/EUIB). 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: Eng. Mohamed Habib, Executive Director for Planning

Arab Republic of Egypt

Health and Other Social Services

(R) Emergency Labor Intensive Investment: The objective is to create short-term employment opportunities for unemployed unskilled and semi-skilled workers in selected locations in Egypt. This would be accomplished through labor intensive subprojects in: (i) community level construction or maintenance; (ii) community services; (iii) youth employment and capacity development. Appraisal completed on 5 March 2012. Decision Meeting scheduled for 26 March 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 200.0 (IBRD). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Arab Republic of Egypt

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

Enhanced Water Resources Management: The objective is to enhance integrated water resources management to reduce pollution loads in the Nile Delta Drains and the Mediterranean Sea, by using targeted pilot investments, technical assistance and knowledge generation to improve the quality and availability of surface and ground water and its effective management. Bank Approval scheduled for 1 May 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P118090. US$ 6.7 (GEFU). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation, Cornich El Nil Imbaba, Imbaba, Giza, Arab Republic of Egypt, Tel: (20-2) 3544-9462, Fax: (20-2) 3544-9456, E-mail: heps@mwri.gov.eg, Contact: Mohamed Ahmed Ali, Director

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 (POPs). Decision Meeting scheduled for 25 July 2012. 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

(R) 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 15 February 2013. Environmental Assessment Category A. Project: P115837. US$ 150.0/100.0 (IBRD/CCTF). 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

Arab Republic of Egypt

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

Second Integrated Sanitation and Sewage Infrastructure (Ln. 80690-EG): The objectives are to sustain and improve the sanitation and environmental conditions for targeted rural communities by improving water quality and reducing organic load in selected drainage basins within served areas (provisional). Bank Approval completed on 30 June 2011. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P120161. US$ 200.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Holding Company for Water and Waste Water (HCWW), 1200 Corniche El Nile, Cairo, Arab Republic of Egypt, Tel: (20-1)-550-0668, Fax: (20-2)-458-3884, E-mail: mounir.hosny@hcww.com.eg, Contact: Eng. Mounir Hosny, Director, Project Implementation Unit

Jordan

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

(R) Desert Ecosystems Livelihoods: The objective is to sustain livelihoods by enhancing ecosystem services in three poverty pockets of the Jordan Badia through: (a) diversification of community income sources; (b) preservation and sustainable use of natural and rangeland resources; and (c) capacity enhancement of target stakeholders and beneficiaries. Appraisal scheduled for 20 April 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P127861. US$ 3.3 (GEFU). Consultants will be required. Dr. Faisal Awawdeh, Director General, 639 Baqa’, 19381, Baqa’, Jordan, Tel: (962-6) 472-6680, Fax: (962-6) 472-6099, E-mail: faisal@ncare.gov.jo

Jordan

Energy and Mining

(R) Third Independent Power Producer Partial Risk Guarantee: The objective is to help the Government of Jordan meet the electricity needs of the country in an economically and environmentally sustainable manner. This project is no longer in the lending program. Further reporting will be discontinued. Environmental Assessment Category A. US$ 70.0 (GUAR). 

Jordan

Industry and Trade

(R) ODS Phaseout III: The objective is to assist the Government of Jordan in meeting its 2013 and 2015 Montreal Protocol phase-out obligations in a sustainable manner, which minimizes future impact on the climate and the ozone layer (i.e. to reduce the number of future equipment requiring HCFC-22 servicing). Negotiations scheduled for mid-April 2012. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 30 April 2012. Environmental Assessment Category U. US$ 3.0 (MPIN). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined. ~

Jordan

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

First Programmatic Development Policy Loan (Ln. 81270-JO): The objective is to support the Government in its fiscal consolidation efforts by bringing down the large fiscal deficit to a level compatible with a stabilization of the debt to GDP ratio below 60%. Bank Approval completed on 24 January 2012. Environmental Assessment Category U. Project: P124441. US$ 250.0 (IBRD). No consultants are required. Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation, PO Box 555, Amman, Jordan, Tel: (962-6) 464-4466, Fax: (962-6) 464-2247, ~Contact: H.E. Dr. Jafar Hassan, Minister of Planning and International Cooperation

Jordan

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

Second Programmatic Development Policy Loan: The objective, same as the parent project, is to assist the Government achieve fiscal consolidation efforts and mitigate the impact of the fiscal crisis. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 29 March 2012. Environmental Assessment Category U. US$ 100.0 (IBRD). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Lebanon

Finance

(R) Innovation and SME Growth: The objective is to foster innovation from focus industries to create an ecosystem that delivers innovation through: (a) technology absorption and adaptation, incubation services; (b) mentorship; (c) industry and business skills training through private sector linkages with educational institutions; and (d) global networking opportunities, and financing. Decision Meeting scheduled for 28 March 2012. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P127306. US$ 32.6 (IBRD). Consulting services to be determined. Presidency of the Council of Ministers, Lebanon, Tel: (961-3) 883-434, E-mail: syamout@pcm.gov.lb

Lebanon

Health and Other Social Services

(R) Social Promotion and Protection: 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. Preparation scheduled for 7 May 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P124761. US$ 30.0 (IBRD). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Lebanon

Industry and Trade

(R) Cultural Heritage Additional Financing: The objectives are to provide support to: (a) rehabilitation of historic city centers and improvement of urban infrastructure; (b) conservation and management of archeological sites; and (c) institutional strengthening. Bank Approval scheduled for 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

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

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. Appraisal scheduled for 19 December 2012. 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

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

(R) Water Augmentation: The objective is to augment the water supply of the Greater Beirut Region in a sustainable manner. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 12 September 2012. 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) Climate Change 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. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 16 July 2012. Environmental Assessment Category U. US$ 100.0 (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

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

(R) Integrated Coastal Zone Management: The objectives are to assist with: (a) policy planning and monitoring of the sustainable fisheries and ecosystem management; (b) critical pilot investments, including conservation and rehabilitation activities in Lake Nador and other sites; (c) capacity strengthening; and (d) project management. Project Appraisal Document completed on 14 February 2012. Negotiations scheduled for 21 March 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P121271. US$ 5.2 (GEFU). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Energy, Water, Mining and Environment, Rue Abou Marouane Essaadi, Rabat, Morocco, Tel: (212-37) 688-857, Fax: (212-37) 688-863, E-mail: rattal2005@yahoo.fr, Contact: Abdallah Rattal, Directeur adjoint des Etudes de la Planification

Morocco

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

Social and Integrated Agriculture: The objective is to finance the integration of land, water, and biodiversity conservation measures in projects directed to small farmers located in marginal areas, and to mainstream these measures in the national agricultural strategy. Decision Meeting scheduled for 14 September 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P129774. US$ 6.3 (GEFU). Consulting services to be determined. Agence pour le Developpement Agricole (ADA), 103 Av. Fal Oueld Omeir Agdal, Rabat, Morocco, Tel: (212-661) 584-068, E-mail: med.elguerrouj@ada.gov.ma

Morocco

Education

(R) First Skills and Employment DPL: The objective is to support the Government of Morocco in implementing its program of reforms aimed at improving employability, productivity and quality of employment. Decision Meeting completed on 13 March 2012. Appraisal scheduled for 19 March 2012. Environmental Assessment Category U. Project: P120566. US$ 100.0 (IBRD). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of National Education, Higher Education, Staff Training and Scientific Research, Rabat, Morocco, Tel: (212-537) 217-586, Fax: (212-537) 217-585, E-mail: abdelhaq.elhayani@men.gov.ma; Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training, Quartier Administratif, Rabat, Morocco, Tel: (212-537) 683-187/85, Fax: (212-537) 683-186, Contact: Amal Reghay, Director of the Directorate of Employment

Morocco

Education

(R) Second Education Development Policy Loan: The objective is to support the Government of Morocco in implementing its program of reforms aimed at improving employability, productivity and quality of employment. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 10 April 2012. Environmental Assessment Category U. US$ 60.0 (IBRD). No consultants are required. Ministry of National Education, Higher Education, Civil Servant Training and Scientific Research, Bab Rouah, Rabat, Morocco, Tel: (212-537) 771-822, Fax: (212-537) 771-874, E-mail: elhayani@men.gov.ma

Morocco

Energy and Mining

(R) Energy Development Fund: The objectives are to increase: (a) investment in generation capacity that emits less CO2 than the current mix; and (b) energy efficiency in a number of end-use sectors (especially industry and urban transport). This project is no longer in the lending program. Further reporting will be discontinued. Environmental Assessment Category F. Project: P120166. US$ 100.0/75.0 (IBRD/CIF). 

Morocco

Finance

(R) MSME Development: The objective is to provide support to improve access to finance for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). Decision Meeting completed on 8 March 2012. Appraisal scheduled for 22 March 2012. Environmental Assessment Category F. Project: P129326. US$ 50.0/50.0 (IBRD/AFDB). 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

Finance

(R) Second Financial Sector DPL: The objective is to support a new phase of financial sector reforms building on past progress. Decision Meeting scheduled for 27 September 2012. 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 National Initiative for Human Development: The objective is to continue to support the Government’s National Initiative for Human Development. Decision Meeting scheduled for 3 April 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P116201. US$ 250.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Interior, Morocco, Tel: (212-537) 215-811, Fax: (212-537) 760-759, E-mail: Achadali@interieur.gov.ma, Contact: Nadira El Guermai, Governor, National Coordinator

Morocco

Industry and Trade

(R) Economic Competitiveness Support Program DPL: The objective is to support the policy reforms for increased competitiveness of the Moroccan economy in three key areas of the Government’s comprehensive economic strategy: investment climate, trade policy and trade logistics, and economic governance. Decision Meeting completed on mid-March 2012. Appraisal scheduled for 15 March 2012. Environmental Assessment Category U. Project: P127038. US$ 160.0 (IBRD). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Economy and Finances, Avenue Mohammed V, Rabat, Morocco Tel/Fax: (212-37) 677-530

Morocco

Industry and Trade

(R) Second Maroc Vert Development Policy Loan: The objective is to support the Government’s Plan Maroc Vert to improve: (a) efficiency of domestic markets; (b) socio-economic impacts of investments directed to small farmers; (c) agricultural services; and (d) use and management of irrigation water and planning of irrigation infrastructures. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 6 April 2012. Environmental Assessment Category U. US$ 205.0 (IBRD). Consulting services to be determined. Ministere de l’Agriculture et de la Peche Maritime (MAPM), Rabat, Morocco, Tel: (212-537) 698-645, Fax: (212-537) 297-544, E-mail: a.lemseffer@mpm.gov.ma

Morocco

Industry and Trade

Second Competitiveness DPL: 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 10 May 2012. 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 DPL: The objective is to assist the Government with the implementation of public administration reform support program (PARAP), aiming at: (a) improving Government efficiency in management of budget resources through greater transparency and accountability, and by introducing performance measurement; and (b) improving efficiency of key public services. This project is no longer in the lending program. Further reporting will be discontinued. Environmental Assessment Category U. US$ 100.0 (IBRD). 

Morocco

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

(R) Judicial Performance Enhancement: The objectives are to improve public trust and confidence in the judicial system through: (a) implementing new approaches in legal aid, management of cases, use of human capacities, court functioning; (b) strengthening the institutional capacity of the Ministry of Justice in the areas of financial/human resources management and project management. Decision Meeting completed on 8 March 2012. Appraisal scheduled for 19 March 2012. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P125799. US$ 16.0 (IBRD). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Justice, Place El Mamounia, Rabat, Morocco, Tel: (212-537) 73-22-74, E-mail: rhom1956@gmail.com, Contact: Abdelmajid Rhomija, Secretary General

Morocco

Transportation

(R) Second Urban Transport Sector Development Policy Loan: The objective is to continue the development of the urban transport sector’s institutional framework, improve the delivery of urban transport services, and improve environmental and social sustainability, including climate change mitigation. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 12 April 2012. Environmental Assessment Category U. US$ 100.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required for preparation including for environmental and poverty and social impact Assessment. Direction Generale des Collectivites Locales, Ministere de l’interieur, Hay Riad, Rabat, Morocco Tel/Fax: (212) 5372-15811, E-mail: achadali@interieur.gov.ma

Morocco

Transportation

Road Asset Management: The objectives are to: (a) enhance and preserve the road assets conditions; and (b) provide efficient road infrastructure to facilitate connection to markets and link together major ports and development poles. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 12 June 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 200.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Direction des routes, BP 6226 Rabat-Instituts, Rabat, Morocco, Tel: (212-53) 771-3378, Fax: (212-53) 771-3405, E-mail: nhammoucha@mtpnet.gov.ma

Morocco

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

Third Solid Waste Sector DPL: The objectives are to: (a) strengthen transparency and accountability in the solid waste sector; (b) improve financial and institutional sustainability of municipal solid waste (MSW) services; (c) upgrade the national environmental control and monitoring system; and (d) promote waste recycling and value added activities in the sector. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 29 March 2012. Environmental Assessment Category U. US$ 130.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. 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, Contact: Taoufik El Graoui, Chef de Division Infrastructure

Regional

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

(R) MENA Desert Ecosystems and Livelihoods Knowledge Sharing and Coordination: The objective is to promote knowledge and experience exchanges around key integrated desert ecosystem management themes linked with productive sectors through building and strengthening networks among select organizations in participating countries. Project Concept Review Meeting completed on 16 February 2012. Negotiations scheduled for 19 July 2012. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P130343. US$ 1.0 (GEFU). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined. ~

Regional

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

(R) Regional Coordination on Improved Water Resources Management and Capacity with NASA: The objective is to improve water resources management and agricultural management in and across project countries through the use of Earth Observation Methods. Bank Approval completed on 9 June 2011. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P117170. US$ 4.6 (GEFU). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Water and Irrigation, PO Box 555, Amman 11118, Amman, Jordan, Tel: (962-6) 565-2286, Fax: (962-6) 565-2287, E-mail: maysoon_zoubi@mwi.gov.jo, Contact: Dr. Saleh Al-Kharabsheh, Secretary General; Centre Royal de Teledetection Spatiale, Avenue Mohamed V Rabat, Morocco, Fax: (212-0) 3771-1435, E-mail: elhadani@crts.gov.ma, Contact: Dr. Driss El Hadani, Director; Conseil National de la Recherche Scientifique, Ryad El Solh, 1107-2260, 59, Zahia Selman Street, Inah, Beirut, Lebanon, Fax: (961-1) 822-639, E-mail: hamze@cnrs.edu.lb, Contact: Dr. Mouin Hamze, Chairman, Secretary General; National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Sciences, 23 Joseph Tito Street, El Nozha El Gedida, Cairo, Arab Republic of Egypt, Tel: (202-2) 625-1299, Fax: (202-2) 622-5800, E-mail: aeldessouki@narss.sci.eg, Contact: Ayman El-Dessouki, Chairman; Centre Regional de Teledetection des Etats de l’Afrique du Nord, 55 Avenue Mouaouia, Ibn Abi Sofiane, El Menzeh VI 1004, Tunis, Tunisia, Tel: (216-71) 236-575, Fax: (216-71) 236-466, E-mail: dg.crtean@crtean.intl.tn, Contact: Dr. Neji Fekih, Directeur General

Regional

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

(R) Regional Technical Assistance and Capacity Building for the Promotion of Treated Wastewater Reuse in the Mediterranean/MNA Countries: The objective is to promote wastewater treatment and reuse in the Mediterranean and MNA Region through technical assistance for policy strengthening, facilitating investments in technologies and their adoption, demand promotion, and building of local capacity. Decision Meeting completed on 14 February 2012. Appraisal scheduled for 19 March 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P124167. US$ 4.6/3.3/0.8 (GEFU/SIDA/WOHO). 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; Jordan Valley Authority, Ministry of Water and Irrigation, Amman, Jordan, E-mail: nseder@gmail.com; Ministere des Ressources en Eau, 03, Rue du Caire, Kouba, Algiers, Algeria, Tel: (213-21) 283-901, E-mail: smati@mre.gov.dz

Regional

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

Arab World Initiative for Food Security: The objectives are to facilitate and improve food security in Arab countries by: (a) strengthening safety nets; (b) enhancing food supply; and (c) reducing exposure to international food commodity market volatility. Decision Meeting scheduled for 1 August 2012. Environmental Assessment Category A. Project: P126506. US$ 300.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Regional

Transportation

(R) Mashreq Regional Cross Border Trade Facilitation and Infrastructure Phase I: The objective is to lay the ground for increased trade between Mashreq countries and between Mashreq countries and the rest of the world. Decision Meeting scheduled for 21 June 2012. Environmental Assessment Category A. Project: P120105. US$ 200.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Public Works and Housing, Aman, Jordan, Tel: (962-6) 585-0470, Fax: (962-6) 585-9895, Contact: Sami Halasali Council for Development and Reconstruction, Tallel al-Saray, PO Box 116-5351, Beirut, Lebanon, Tel: (961-1) 980-0096, Fax: (961-1) 981-252, Contact: Elie Helou

Regional

Transportation

5M-GEF Southern Mediterranean Marine Highway: The objective is to promote the sound environmental management of the Mediterranean Sea by: (a) piloting and promoting use of state-of-the-art maritime navigation technologies; (b) facilitating establishment of agreements between beneficiary countries; and (c) helping to build capacity to manage the marine highway. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 31 July 2012. Environmental Assessment Category C. US$ 8.0 (GEFU). Consultants will be required. Implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Regional

Transportation

Maghreb Trade Facilitation and Infrastructure: The objective is to lay the ground for increased trade between Maghreb countries and between Maghreb countries and the rest of the World. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 30 July 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 100.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Tunisia

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

Wastewater Reuse: The objectives are to finance: (a) investment in the 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 30 July 2012. 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

(R) Vocational Training Modernization: The objective is to support the implementation of the incoming government’s national vocational training strategy, with a view to strengthening youth employability. This project is no longer in the lending program. Further reporting will be discontinued. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P120542. US$ 65.0 (IBRD). 

Tunisia

Energy and Mining

(R) Energy Efficiency and Biomass: The objectives are to: (a) address the barriers in scaling-up energy efficiency/co-generation investments; and (b) help design and implement a biomass action plan, with dissemination and communication activities on biomass potential in Tunisia. This project is no longer in the lending program. Further reporting will be discontinued. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P121364. US$ 2.5 (GEFU). 

Tunisia

Energy and Mining

(R) Societe Tunisienne de l’Electricite et du Gaz Concentrated Solar Power Plant: The objective, as part of the Clean Technology Fund (CTF) Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) scale-up investment plan, is to develop a 50-100 MW CSP power plant to meet the country’s energy and climate change objectives and contribute to global CSP cost reduction. Decision Meeting scheduled for 20 September 2012. 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

Health and Other Social Services

(R) Second Cultural Heritage: The objective is to support management and enhancement of the country’s cultural assets, focusing primarily on the rehabilitation of historic urban centers. The project will address urban planning, land issues, and target poverty alleviation and local economic development. This project is no longer in the lending program. Further reporting will be discontinued. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 50.0 (IBRD). 

Tunisia

Industry and Trade

Third Export Development: The objectives are to improve access to export markets and finance, and to enhance the efficiency and performance of trade clearance processes including customs operations and technical controls, thereby making trade logistics more efficient. Appraisal scheduled for 11 June 2012. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P118334. US$ 71.0 (IBRD). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry du Commerce and Handicraft, Rue Kheiredin Pacha, Tunisia, Tel: (216-71) 9835-1761, E-mail: Wajdi.Khemakhem@ati.tn, Contact: Monsieur Wajdi Khemakhem, Coordinateur du Projet

Tunisia

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

(N) 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. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 3 May 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 100.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Tunisia

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

Ecotourism and Conservation of Desert Biodiversity: The objective is to develop ecotourism in desert ecosystems as a means to promote environmental, financial and social sustainability. Decision Meeting scheduled for 23 April 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P120561. US$ 4.3 (GEFU). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Agriculture and Environment, Tunisia, Tel: (216-72) 870-679, Fax: (216-70) 728-595, E-mail: dgeqv@mineat.gov.tn, Contact: Habib Ben Moussa

Tunisia

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

Second Multi-Sector Development Policy Loan: The objective is to support a multi-sector program of reforms in four key areas: (a) governance; (b) employment and regional development; (c) financial sector; (d) and social policies. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 2 April 2012. Environmental Assessment Category U. US$ 250.0 (IBRD). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Economic Planning and Cooperation

Tunisia

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

(R) Managing Healthcare Waste and PCBs: The objectives are to: (a) help strengthen the healthcare waste management system in Tunisia; and (b) contribute to the implementation of its Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) National Implementation Plan. Negotiations completed on 17 February 2012. Bank Approval scheduled for 26 April 2012. Environmental Assessment Category A. Project: P100478. US$ 5.5 (GEFU). Consultants will be required. Agence Nationale de Gestion des Dechets (ANGed), 6 Rue Al amine Al Abbassi, 1002 Tunis, le Belvedere, Tunis, Tunisia, Tel: (216-71) 791-595, Fax: (216-71) 890-581, E-mail: boc@anged.nat.tn, Contact: Mr. Mounir Ferchichi, General Director

Tunisia

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

(R) Second Sustainable Municipal Solid Waste Management: The objectives are to support the Ministry of Environment and the National Solid Waste Management Agency by: (a) professionalizing the collection services; (b) developing waste-to-energy system; and (c) integrating the current disposal system into an improved larger and longer-term concession. This project is no longer in the lending program. Further reporting will be discontinued. Environmental Assessment Category U. US$ 20.0 (IBRD). 

West Bank and Gaza

Education

(R) Education-to-Work Transition: The objective is to improve education to work transition of young Palestinians attending participating tertiary education institutions (TEIs) by: (a) fostering partnerships between TEIs and employers; and (b) enhancing the capacity of the MOEHE and TEIs to collect, disseminate and use of TEIs graduate tracking system. Appraisal completed on 23 February 2012. Negotiations scheduled for 9 April 2012. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P129861. US$ 6.5 (SPF). Consultants will be required during implementation for international and local technical assistance and related consulting services for capacity building of TEIs to form partnerships with private sector businesses; research, data collection and program evaluation; awareness and information campaign; and dissemination of good practices. Ministry of Education and Higher Education, Project Coordination Unit, West Bank and Gaza, Tel: (972-02) 296-9352, E-mail: pcudirector@tep.ps~

West Bank and Gaza

Energy and Mining

(R) Gaza Electricity Network Rehabilitation: The objective is to support the rehabilitation of basic physical electricity infrastructure in Gaza, including capacity building for the Gaza Electricity Distribution Company (GEDCO). Bank Approval completed on 6 March 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P116199. US$ 8.0/8.0 (ISDB/SPF). Consultants will be required. Palestinian Energy Authority through a Project Management Unit, Zahret El-Massayef Building, Alersal St Ramallah, West Bank and Gaza, Tel: (972-02) 298-6192/6972/4752-53, Fax: (972-02) 298-6619, E-mail: jya@menr.org, Contact: Jamal Abu Ghosh, Project Director

West Bank and Gaza

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

(R) Fourth Palestinian Reform and Development Plan Support: The objective is to help the Palestinian Authority to continue to implement the Palestinian Reform and Development Plan (PRDP), focusing on efforts to strengthen the Palestinian Authority’s fiscal position and improve public financial management. Bank Approval completed on 6 March 2012. Environmental Assessment Category U. Project: P123437. 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: Mazen Jadallah, Director General

West Bank and Gaza

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

(R) Gaza Municipal Development Program II: The objectives are to support the municipal institution-building, municipal finance, urban services and housing for the poor. Project Concept Note scheduled for 15 May 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 10.0 (SPF). Consulting services to be determined. 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: Abdel Mughni Nofal, General Director

West Bank and Gaza

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

(R) Gaza Palestinian Market Development: The objective is to strengthen the private-sector led growth of the Palestinian economy. Appraisal completed on 8 March 2012. Negotiations scheduled for 26 March 2012. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P126586. US$ 3.0 (SPF). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of National Economy, West Bank and Gaza, Tel: (970-598) 914-567, E-mail: rjshunnar@met.gov.ps~

West Bank and Gaza

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

(R) Municipal Development Program Additional Financing: The objective is to improve municipal management practices for better transparency. Bank Approval completed on 6 March 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P127162. US$ 2.0 (SPF). No consultants are required. Municipal Development and Lending Fund (MDLF), Al Bireh, Al Rashmawi Building, 3rd Floor, West Bank and Gaza, Tel: (970-2) 296-6610, 295-0684, Fax: (970-2) 295-0685, E-mail: abednofal@mf-palestine.org, Contact: Mohamed Ahmed Ali, Director

West Bank and Gaza

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

(R) Second Land Administration: The objective is to establish a sustainable, efficient, and transparent land registration system in the project areas. Negotiations completed on 8 March 2012. Bank Approval scheduled for 26 April 2012. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P105403. US$ 5.7/3.0 (FINN/SPF). Consultants will be required. Palestinian Land Authority, Rimal Street, Gaza, West Bank and Gaza Tel/Fax: (970-8) 288-0131, E-mail: land@gov.ps, Contact: Nadim Barameh, Chairman

West Bank and Gaza

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

Fifth Palestinian Reform and Development Plan (PRDP) Support: The objective is to continue supporting the Palestinian’s Authority efforts to implement the Palestinian Reform and Development Program. The Development Policy Grant will focus on fiscal strengthening and Public Financial Management. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 14 June 2012. Environmental Assessment Category U. US$ 40.0 (SPF). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

West Bank and Gaza

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

(R) Gaza Solid Waste Management: The objective is to improve solid waste disposal services in the middle and southern Gaza Strip. Negotiations completed on 8 March 2012. Appraisal scheduled for 19 March 2012. Environmental Assessment Category A. Project: P121648. US$ 7.0/13.0/10.0 (ECEU/FRDE/SPF). Consultants will be required. Mr. Abdelmoughni Nofal, West Bank and Gaza, Tel: (970-2) 296-6610, Fax: (970-2) 295-0685, E-mail: abednofal@mdlf.org.ps~

West Bank and Gaza

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

(R) Gaza Water Supply Rehab and Expansion: The objective is to improve the water supply efficiency and the water service provision quality in the middle and southern governorates in Gaza via: (a) rehabilitation, and expansion of water supply networks and facilities, and (b) provision of technical and operational assistance to the Coastal Municipality Water Utility (CMWU). Decision Meeting scheduled for 2 April 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P101289. US$ 6.4 (SPF). Consultants will be required. Coastal Municipalities Water Utility, Abdel Nasser St Abu Shabban Building, PO Box 5052, Gaza City, West Bank and Gaza, Tel: (972-8) 288-1446, Fax: (972-8) 288-1445, E-mail: cmwu@cmwu.ps

West Bank and Gaza

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

(R) West Bank 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. Project Concept Review Meeting completed on 31 March 2011. Decision Meeting scheduled for 9 July 2012. Environmental Assessment Category A. Project: P117449. US$ 14.0/10.0 (GFRC/SPF). Consultants will be required for a feasibility update and ESIA studies, civil works and construction supervision. 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

Republic of Yemen

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

Climate Resilient Integrated Coastal Zone Management: The objective is to: (a) enhance capacity and awareness of institutions and stakeholders on Climate-Resilient Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM), at national and local levels in selected coastal governorates; and (b) demonstrate benefits of implementing climate-resilient ICZM in three target sites. Decision Meeting scheduled for 13 September 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P115001. US$ 4.5 (GEFU). Consultants will be required. EPA (Environmental Protection Authority, Sana’a, Republic of Yemen, Tel: (967-1) 20-7816, Fax: (967-1) 20-7327, E-mail: epa-yemen@yemen.net.ye

Republic of Yemen

Education

(R) Fourth Public Works: The objectives are to: (a) provide needed infrastructure to improve services and environmental conditions; and (b) create short-term employment. Bank Approval scheduled for 26 April 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P122594. US$ 61.0 (IDA Grant). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation, Sana’a Al-Steen Street, Near Exh. Hall, PO Box 18316, Sana’a, Republic of Yemen, Tel: (967-1) 448-109, Fax: (967-1) 448-110, E-mail: pwp-yem@y.net.ye, Contact: Saeed A. Ahmed, Director

Republic of Yemen

Energy and Mining

Al-Mocha Wind Park: The objective is to demonstrate the operational feasibility of wind power (60 MW) at Al-Mocha to be connected to the national grid. Decision Meeting scheduled for 4 June 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P106069. US$ 35.0/15.0 (IDA Grant/IDB). Consultants will be required. Public Electricity Corporation, Sana’a, Republic of Yemen, Tel: (967-1) 328-164, Fax: (967-1) 326-214, E-mail: ypecnt@y.net.ye, Contact: Eng. Abdul Mumin Mutahar, Director General

Republic of Yemen

Finance

Competitiveness and SME: The objective is to improve the business environment and the creation of employment through competitiveness. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 4 June 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 50.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Republic of Yemen

Health and Other Social Services

(R) Leopards and Landscapes: The objective is to utilize the conservation of a flagship species to expand and strengthen the Protected Area Network in Yemen (including the proposed Dhofar Hawf Trans-boundary Conservation Area) while creating a conservation constituency in the Republic. This project is no longer in the lending program. Further reporting will be discontinued. Environmental Assessment Category C. US$ 2.4 (GEFU). 

Republic of Yemen

Transportation

(R) Road Asset Management: The objectives are to assist the Government in improving condition and safety of existing paved roads in three to four governorates, and in developing institutional arrangements for efficient road maintenance. Decision Meeting scheduled for 4 May 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P125135. US$ 30.0 (IDA Grant). Consultants will be required. Road Maintenance Fund, PO Box 4035, Sana’a, Republic of Yemen, Tel: (967-1) 510-471, Fax: (967-1) 441-847, E-mail: ybrmf@y.net.ye

 

 




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