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MOS - Middle East and North Africa Region

 World Bank Monthly Operational Summary
Middle East and North Africa Region
April 2013
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: (a) piloting a combined approach of desert ecosystem conservation; (b) agricultural development; and (c) adaptation to climate change impacts at a network of intervention sites. Decision Meeting scheduled for 30 April 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 8.0 (GEFU). Consulting services to be determined. Ministere de l Amenagement du Territoire et de l Environment, Avenue des 4 Canons, Algiers, Algeria Tel/Fax: (213) 432-804, E-mail: cadastre-2002@hotmail.com, Contact: Nadia Chenouf, Deputy Director

Djibouti

Energy and Mining

(R) Geothermal Exploratory Drilling-GEF: The objective is to support the Government to: (a) maintain the lowest tariff price for the geothermal power generation; (b) establish an exploratory drilling program; and (c) recommend an Independent Power Producer’s international tender to develop, engineer, procure and construct a 50 MW geothermal power plant. Negotiations completed on 12 March 2013. Bank Approval scheduled for 16 May 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P127144. US$ 6.0 (GEFU). No consultants are required. Ministry of Economy and Finance, in Charge of Industry and Planning, BP 13, Djibouti, Tel: (253) 2132-5105, Fax: (253) 2135-6501, E-mail: smibrathu@mefip.gov.dj~

Djibouti

Energy and Mining

Geothermal Exploratory Drilling: The objective is to support the Government to: (a) maintain the lowest tariff price for geothermal power generation; (b) establish an exploratory drilling program; and (c) recommend an Independent Power Producer’s international tender to develop, engineer, procure and construct a 50 MW geothermal power plant. Bank Approval scheduled for 2 April 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P127143. US$ 6.0/2.3/5.0/1.1/3.3/7.0 (IDA Credit/AFDB/AFDF/ESMP/FRDE/OPEC). No consultants are required. Ministry of Energy, Djibouti, Tel: (253-21) 325-431, E-mail: ministreenergie@gmail.com, Contact: Dr. Fouad Ahmed Ayeh, Minister of Energy and Water

Djibouti

Health and Other Social Services

Improving Health Sector Performance (Cr. 52160-DJ): The objective is to improve utilization of quality health care services for maternal and child health and communicable disease control programs (HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria). Bank Approval scheduled for 2 April 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P131194. US$ 7.0 (IDA Credit). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Health, Djibouti, Djibouti Tel/Fax: (253-21) 356-300, ~Contact: Janette Pancheco Santos, Executive Director

Arab Republic of Egypt

Energy and Mining

(N) Energy Social Safety Nets Sector Reforms Technical Assistance: The objective is to assist the Government of Egypt in reducing barriers for improving the financial viability of the energy sector and strengthening the social safety nets. Appraisal scheduled for 24 March 2013. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P144305. US$ 6.0 (MNAF). 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 a 1,300 MW power plant at Helwan South and associated infrastructure. Negotiations scheduled for 23 April 2013. Environmental Assessment Category A. Project: P117407. US$ 585.4/193.5/449.9/213.8/40.0 (IBRD/ARFU/ISDB/KFAE/OPEC). Consultants will be required. Egypt Electricity Holding Company, Arab Republic of Egypt, Tel: (20-2) 2401-2368, Fax: (20-2) 2261-6512, E-mail: eea_awad@link.net, Contact: Dr. Mohamed M. Awad, Managing Director

Arab Republic of Egypt

Energy and Mining

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

Arab Republic of Egypt

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

(R) Governance and SSN Reform Program Development Policy Loan: The objective is to support the Government in implementing governance and social protection reform. Decision Meeting scheduled for 24 April 2013. Environmental Assessment Category U. Project: P143007. US$ 500.0 (IBRD). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Arab Republic of Egypt

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

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

Arab Republic of Egypt

Transportation

Urban Transport Infrastructure Development: The objective is to improve the reliability and efficiency of urban transport in Cairo through implementation of cost-effective and clean technology investments that support major modal shift from private vehicles and microbuses to large size. Decision Meeting scheduled for 18 March 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

Iraq

Transportation

(R) Transport Corridors and Trade: The objective is to facilitate logistics and trade between Iraq and its neighbors Jordan, Syria and Turkey. Project Concept Review Meeting completed on 12 March 2013. Preparation is underway. Environmental Assessment Category A. US$ 200.0 (IBRD). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Jordan

Finance

(R) Micro- Small- and Medium Enterprise (MSME) Development Project for Inclusive Growth (Ln. 82320-JO): The objective is to enhance access to finance which would contribute to job creation and inclusive economic growth. The loan was signed on 12 March 2013. Environmental Assessment Category F. Project: P132314. US$ 70.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Consultant will be required for auditing. Central Bank of Jordan, Amman, Jordan, Tel: (962-6) 463-0301, E-mail: maher.hasan@cbj.gov.jo, Contact: Dr. Maher Sheikh Hasan, Deputy Governor

Jordan

Industry and Trade

Ozone Depleting Substances (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). Bank Approval scheduled for 12 April 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P127702. US$ 2.8 (MPIN). No consultants are required. Ministry of Environment, Box 555, Amman, Jordan, Tel: (962-6) 2535-0149, E-mail: odat@moen.gov.jo, Contact: Ghazi Al-Odat, Engineer

Jordan

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

(R) Second Programmatic Development Policy Loan: The objective, same as the parent project, is to support the Government in achieving fiscal consolidation efforts and mitigating the impact of the fiscal crisis. Decision Meeting scheduled for mid-March 2013. Environmental Assessment Category U. US$ 100.0 (IBRD). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Lebanon

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

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

Lebanon

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

(R) Sustainable Agriculture Livelihoods in Marginal Areas: The objective is to assist small farmers in remote hilly areas with a high level of poverty, which will provide supplementary irrigation to grow higher value crops, increase incomes and create employment opportunities. Decision Meeting scheduled for 2 May 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P131431. US$ 20.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Agriculture, Lebanon, Tel: (961-1) 821-900, Fax: (961-1) 823-900, E-mail: mkhansa@agriculture.gov.lb, Contact: Mohammad Khansa, Advisor to H.E. the Minister of Agriculture

Lebanon

Finance

(R) Supporting Innovation in Small and Medium Entreprises Project (Ln. 82020-LB): The objective is to encourage the equity investment market to increase the supply of early stage investment finance for financially viable, new, and existing innovative firms. The loan was signed on 13 February 2013. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P127306. US$ 30.0 (IBRD). No consultants are required. Kafalat, Hamra St. Piccadilly Center, 5th Floor, Beirut, Lebanon, Tel: (961-1) 346-255, Fax: (961-1) 350-111, E-mail: khater@kafalat.com.lb, Contact: Seyfu Ketema, Executive Director

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. Negotiations completed on 11 March 2013. Bank Approval scheduled for 16 May 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P124761. US$ 30.0 (IBRD). No consultants are required. Ministry of Social Affairs, Beirut, Lebanon, Tel: (961-1) 611-242~

Lebanon

Health and Other Social Services

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

Lebanon

Industry and Trade

Environmental Pollution Abatement Project: The objective is to reduce the pollution generated by point-source/industrial entities, to limit the impact on public health as well as on ecological systems by increasing environmental performance in point sources/industrial plants and the introduction of cleaner production and green investments. Decision Meeting scheduled for 10 April 2013. Environmental Assessment Category F. Project: P143594. US$ 15.0 (IBRD). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Lebanon

Information and Communications

(R) Mobile Internet Ecosystem Project (MIEP): The objectives are to: (a) increase the number of start-up projects in the ICT sector; (b) raise employment in the ICT sector; and (c) enhance the enabling environment for ICT in Lebanon. Bank Approval scheduled for 16 May 2013. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P131202. US$ 6.4 (IBRD). No consultants are required. Ministry of Telecommunications, Beirut, Lebanon, Tel: (961-71) 611-611, E-mail: rami.majzoub@gmail.com, Contact: Seyfu Ketema, Executive Director

Lebanon

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

(R) Second Lebanon Fiscal Management Reform: The objective is to continue to support the Ministry of Finance’s efforts in tightening the control environment, improve the allocation of public financial resources, and enhance the efficiency and transparency of the government financial management system. Project Concept Review Meeting completed on 7 March 2013. Pre-appraisal scheduled for 6 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P133226. US$ 4.0 (IBRD). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

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. Negotiations scheduled for 8 April 2013. Environmental Assessment Category A. US$ 2.5 (GEFU). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Environment, Downtown Beirut, Lazarieh Center, Black A4 New, 8th Floor, Beirut, Lebanon, Tel: (961-1) 976-517, Fax: (961-1) 976-534, E-mail: manal.moussallem@undp-lebprojects.org~

Lebanon

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

The New Water Augmentation Project: The objective is to augment the water supply of the Greater Beirut Region in a sustainable manner. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 31 May 2013. Environmental Assessment Category A. US$ 125.0/74.0/60.0 (IBRD/ISDB/SAUD). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Morocco

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

(R) Inclusive Green Growth Development Policy Loan: (formerly 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 completed on 7 March 2013. Preparation is underway. 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) Social and Integrated Agriculture: The objective is to encourage the adoption of land and biodiversity conservation measures by small farmers in selected projects directed to small farmers located in targeted marginal areas. Bank Approval completed on 12 March 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P129774. US$ 6.4 (GEFU). Consultants will be required. 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, Contact: Janette Pancheco Santos, Executive Director

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 access, quality, equity and efficiency in school education. Decision Meeting scheduled for 18 March 2013. Environmental Assessment Category U. Project: P120541. US$ 100.0 (IBRD). No consultants are required. Ministry of National Education, Bab Rouah, Rabat, Morocco, Tel: (212-537) 771-822, Fax: (212-537) 771-874, E-mail: Secretariat.General@men.gov.ma, Contact: Abdelhaq El Hayani, Director of Strategy, Statistics and Planning

Morocco

Energy and Mining

(R) Ouarzazate II Concentrated Solar Power: The objectives are to: (a) develop the 500 Megawatt Ouarzazate solar power plant by financing the second phase (160-340Megawatt gross) through a public private partnership (PPP); and (b) increase power generation from solar power and mitigate greenhousegas emissions and local environmental impact. Decision Meeting scheduled for 22 January 2014. Environmental Assessment Category A. US$ 150.0/200.0/375.0/125.0/237.5 (IBRD/CCTF/EUIB/FRDE/KFW). Consulting services to be determined. Mr. Mustapha Bakkoury, CEO, Station Traitement Av. Mohamed Bel Hassan, Rabat, Morocco, Tel: (212-53) 7574-657, Fax: (212-53) 7571-475, E-mail: masen@masen.ma

Morocco

Finance

(R) Partnership for Market Readiness: The objective is to develop capacities and systems to: (a) access international carbon finance opportunities; (b) start preparing for carbon market mechanism; and (c) develop mitigation structures. Project Concept Review Meeting completed on 27 February 2013. Appraisal scheduled for 30 April 2014. Environmental Assessment Category C. US$ 5.4 (PMR). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Energy, Water, Mining and Environment, Rue Abou Marouane Essaadi, Rabat, Morocco, Tel: 212 5 37 56 40 18, Fax: (212-37) 688-863, E-mail: benyahia@environnement.gov.ma

Morocco

Finance

Microfinance Development: The objective is to support the roll-out of the national microfinance strategy that aims at strengthening the impact and sustanability of the sector. Bank Approval scheduled for 31 May 2013. Environmental Assessment Category C. US$ 4.9 (MSC1). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined. ~

Morocco

Finance

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

Morocco

Health and Other Social Services

(R) Strengthening Micro-Entrepreneurship for Disadvantaged Youth: The objective is to increase the productivity and income potential of underserved young informal sector workers in peri-urban and rural areas, and facilitate their transition to the formal sector, by testing cost-effective and scalable market-based solutions to strengthen micro-entrepreneurship opportunities for disadvantaged young women and men. Bank Approval scheduled for 30 May 2013. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P144134. US$ 5.5 (MNAF). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Youth and Sports, Rabat, Morocco, Tel: (212-537) 680-481, Fax: (212-537) 682-555, E-mail: yeljaouhari2@gmail.com~

Morocco

Health and Other Social Services

Second Skills and Employment Development Policy Loan: The objective is to support the Government of Morocco to implement its program of improving skills, productivity and quality of employment. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 1 April 2013. Environmental Assessment Category U. US$ 100.0 (IBRD). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Morocco

Industry and Trade

(R) Economic Competitiveness Support Program Development Policy Loan (Ln. 82200-MA): 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: (a) investment climate, (b) trade policy and trade logistics, and (c) economic governance. Bank Approval completed on 12 March 2013. Environmental Assessment Category U. Project: P127038. US$ 160.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Economy and Finances, Avenue Mohammed V, Rabat, Morocco Tel/Fax: (212-37) 677-530, ~Contact: Mme. Maria Oucible, Chef de la Direction du Financement Multilateral; Ministry of General Affairs and Governance, Morocco, ~Contact: Mlle Sabah Benchekroun, Chargée de Mission auprès du Premier Ministre, Ministère cha

Morocco

Industry and Trade

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

Morocco

Industry and Trade

Second Plan Maroc Vert Development Policy Loan (Ln. 82400-MA): 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. Bank Approval scheduled for 26 March 2013. Environmental Assessment Category U. Project: P127822. US$ 205.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Ministere de l’Agriculture et de la Peche Maritime (MAPM), Rabat, Morocco, Tel: (212-537) 698-645, Fax: (212-537) 297-544, E-mail: Belghiti1957@gmail.com, Contact: Janette Pancheco Santos, Executive Director

Morocco

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

(R) Accountability and Transparency Development Policy Loan: The objective is to support reforms to enhance the Government’s accountability and transparency by (a) adopting a performance based budgeting approach; (b) enhancing public disclosure and consultation on key information; and (c) improving access to, and quality of, basic public services. Decision Meeting scheduled for 4 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category U. Project: P130903. US$ 100.0 (IBRD). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Economy and Finance, Avenue Mohammed V, Rabat, Morocco, Tel: (212-3) 5376-77501, Fax: (212-3) 5376-7527, E-mail: internet@finances.gov.ma

Morocco

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

(R) Local Government Support Program: The objective is to strengthen the delivery of decentralized public services in Morocco by improving local governments’ access to support services and incentives designed to improve their capacity to fulfill their service delivery mandate. Appraisal scheduled for 12 April 2013. Environmental Assessment Category C. US$ 4.6 (MNAF). Consulting services to be determined. General Directorate for Local Governments, Ministry of Interior, Rabat, Morocco, Tel: (212-537) 286-427, E-mail: aourzik@interieur.gov.ma, Contact: Mr. Abdelouahad Ourzik

Morocco

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

(R) New Governance Framework: The objective will support the implementation of the new governance reforms foreseen in the Constitution and the Government’s development program (2012-2016) aiming at bringing about a more open mode of governance by enhancing public sector accountability, transparency and fostering public participation across the public sector. First Grant Funding Request Approval scheduled for 20 May 2013. Environmental Assessment Category C. US$ 4.4 (MSC1). Consultants will be required. Ministry of General Affairs and Governance (MAGG), Morocco, Tel: (212-53) 768-7316, E-mail: benchekroun@affaires-generales.gov.ma~

Morocco

Transportation

(R) Road Asset Management: The objectives are to: (a) enhance and preserve the road asset conditions; and (b) provide efficient road infrastructure to facilitate connection to markets and link together major ports and development poles. This project is on hold until further notice. 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

Transportation

(R) Second Urban Transport Sector Development Policy Loan: The objectives are to: (a) continue the development of the urban transport sector’s institutional framework; (b) improve the delivery of urban transport services; and (c) improve environmental and social sustainability, including climate change mitigation. Decision Meeting scheduled for 3 September 2013. Environmental Assessment Category U. Project: P121497. US$ 100.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Ministere de l’Interieur, Direction Generale des Collectivites Locales, Ministere de l’Interieur, Hay Riad, Morocco Tel/Fax: (212) 5372-15811, E-mail: mngadi@interieur.gov.ma

Morocco

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

(R) Third Solid Waste Sector Development Policy Loan (Ln. 82300-MA): 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. The loan was signed on 15 March 2013. Environmental Assessment Category U. Project: P127955. 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

Morocco

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

Integrated Risk Management Project: The objective is to support the development of integrated risk management in Morocco through a variety of interventions including in Disaster Risk Management (DRM), agricultural and commodity risk management. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 29 March 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 75.0 (IBRD). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

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 selected organizations in participating countries. Bank Approval scheduled for 23 May 2013. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P130343. US$ 1.0 (GEFU). Consultants will be required. The Sahara and Sahel Observatory, BP 31, Tunis Tel/Fax: (216-71) 206-633, E-mail: boc@oss.org.tn, Contact: Mr. Khatim Kherraz, Executive Secretary

Regional

Industry and Trade

(R) Virtual Market Place for MENA SME Export Development: The objective is to help MENA SMEs overcome geographic obstacles and empower them with the necessary tools (a VMP) and capacity building to promote their goods and services in a globalized international economy. Appraisal scheduled for 17 June 2013. Environmental Assessment Category C. US$ 8.5 (MNAF). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Regional

Transportation

(R) 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 mid-March 2013. Environmental Assessment Category C. US$ 8.0 (GEFU). Consultants will be required. Implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Regional

Transportation

(R) 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. This project is on hold until further notice. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 100.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Regional

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

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

Tunisia

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

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

Tunisia

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

Wastewater Reuse: The objectives are to support: (a) rehabilitation, extension and creation of at least nine irrigated perimeters using treated wastewater; and (b) specific investment in ONAS wastewater treatment plants to improve the quality of the effluents supplied to the irrigated perimeters. Decision Meeting scheduled for 6 November 2013. 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) Training for Employment: The objective is to improve the labor market insertion rates of ALMP beneficiaries through training and wage subsidy programs that involve public-private partnerships. Decision Meeting scheduled for 30 April 2013. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P131191. US$ 45.0 (IBRD). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Vocational Training and Employment, 10 Boulevard Ouled Haffouz, Tunis, Tunisia, Tel: (216-71) 791-331, Fax: (216-71) 794-615, E-mail: youssef.naouar@mfpe.gov.tn

Tunisia

Energy and Mining

Societe Tunisienne de l’Electricite et du Gaz Concentrated Solar Power Plant: The objective is to develop a 50-100 MW Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) plant to meet the country’s energy and climate change objectives and contribute to global CSP cost reduction. An integral component of the CSP and Clean Technology Fund (CTF) scale-up investment plan. Decision Meeting scheduled for 2 May 2013. 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

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

(R) Competitiveness and Export Development: The objectives are to: (a) improve access to export markets and finance; and (b) enhance the efficiency and performance of trade clearance processes including customs operations and technical controls, thereby making trade logistics more efficient. Decision Meeting scheduled for 10 April 2013. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P132381. US$ 51.0 (IBRD). Consulting services to be determined. Ministry of Commerce and Handicraft, Tunis, Tunisia, Contact: Mr. Khaled Salhi, Director

Tunisia

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

(R) Urban Development: The objectives are to: (a) restore/improve the delivery of basic services and infrastructure to the urban population with focus on lagging regions; and (b) support sectoral reforms and strengthening municipal capacity to ensure better governance and performance of the urban development sector. Decision Meeting scheduled for 21 June 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 100.0 (IBRD). Consultants will be required. Caisse de Pret et de Soutien aux collectivites locales, 9 rue 8451, 1003 cite Khadra, Tunis, Tunisia, Tel: (216-71) 354-500, E-mail: se.dgcpscl@topnet.tn

Tunisia

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

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. Bank Approval completed on 22 January 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P120561. US$ 4.3 (GEFU). Consultants will be required. Ministry of Environment, Tunisia, Tel: (216-72) 870-679, Fax: (216-70) 728-595, E-mail: dgeqv@mineat.gov.tn, Contact: Mr. Habib Ben Moussa, General Manager of DGEQV

Tunisia

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

Second Governance, Opportunities and Jobs Development Policy Loan: The objective is to support the Tunisian Government to consolidate the transition and accelerate the economic recovery. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 29 March 2013. Environmental Assessment Category U. US$ 500.0 (IBRD). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

West Bank and Gaza

Health and Other Social Services

(R) Palestinian NGO Phase IV Additional Financing: The objective to scale up the social services to those who are poor, vulnerable or marginalized through NGOs and strengthen the institutional capacity of these organizations, with more emphasis on unserved and underserved areas, enhance programming and good governance and a multi-stakeholder approach. Project Concept Review Meeting completed on 7 February 2013. Preparation is underway. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 5.0 (SPF). Consultants will be required. NGO Development Center, AlRam, West Bank and Gaza, Tel: (972-2) 234-7771, Fax: (972-2) 234-7776, E-mail: gkasabreh@ndc.ps

West Bank and Gaza

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

(R) Fifth Palestinian Reform and Development Plan (PRDP) Support: The objective is to continue supporting the Palestinian Authority’s efforts to implement the Palestinian Reform and Development Program. The Development Policy Grant will focus on fiscal strengthening and Public Financial Management. Appraisal completed on 8 March 2013. Negotiations scheduled for 27 March 2013. Environmental Assessment Category U. Project: P129742. US$ 40.0 (SPF). No consultants are required. Palestinian Authority, Ministry of Finance, Ramallah, West Bank, West Bank and Gaza, Tel: (970-2) 240-0650, Fax: (970-2) 240-0595, E-mail: mofirdg@palnet.com~

West Bank and Gaza

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

Gaza Municipal Development Program II: The objectives are to support: (a) the municipal institution-building, (b) municipal finance, and (c) the urban services and housing for the poor. Decision Meeting scheduled for 15 May 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P127163. US$ 1.2/20.0/6.3/2.5/0.5/17.2/1.5/10.0/5.8/3.0 (BELG/DANI/ECEU/FRDE/GTZ/KFW/NETH/SPF/SWED/SWTZ). 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

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

(R) Gaza Water Supply and Sewage Systems Improvement Project: The objectives are to improve the water supply efficiency and the water service provision quality in the middle and southern governorates in Gaza. The loan was signed on 19 December 2012. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P101289. US$ 11.1/6.4 (ISDB/SPF). Consultants will be required. Dr. Shaddad Attili, Head (Minister) of Palestinian Water Authority, Baghdad Street Al-Balooa’Alberith, PO Box 2174, Gaza City, West Bank and Gaza, Tel: (972-2) 242-9022, Fax: (972-2) 242-9341, E-mail: sattili@pwa.ps, Contact: Shaddad Attili, Head of PWA

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 scheduled for 31 March 2013. Environmental Assessment Category A. Project: P117449. US$ 14.0/10.0 (GFRC/SPF). Consultants will be required. Palestinian Water Authority, Al-Beireh, Nablus, Jerusalem St. Ramallah, West Bank and Gaza, Tel: (972-2) 240-9022, Fax: (972-2) 240-9341, E-mail: adel_pwa@yahoo.com

West Bank and Gaza

Water, Sanitation and Flood Protection

Gaza Solid Waste Management: The objective is to improve solid waste management services in the Middle and Southern Gaza Strip through the provision of efficient and environmentally- and socially-sound waste management systems. Negotiations scheduled for 8 April 2013. Environmental Assessment Category A. Project: P121648. US$ 6.6/13.2/0.6/10.0/0.2 (ECEU/FRDE/GSWE/SPF/UNDP). Consultants will be required. Municipal Development and Lending Fund, Al Bireh, Al Rashmawi Building, 3rd Floor, West Bank and Gaza, Tel: (970-2) 296-6610, Fax: (970-2) 295-0685, E-mail: abednofal@mdlf.org.ps~

Republic of Yemen

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

(N) Resilience of Rural Communities to Climate Change Pilot: The objective is to support the Government of Yemen’s efforts to improve the resilience of the rural population to the impact of climate change and thereby promote sustainable long-term growth and protect vulnerable populations. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 30 April 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 18.6 (CSCF). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Republic of Yemen

Agriculture, Fishing, and Forestry

Climate Resilient ICZM (PPCR/LDC): The objective is to assist the country to adapt to the impact of climate change in the coastal zone of the Gulf of Aden, Hodeida and the Arabian Gulf. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 11 April 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. US$ 20.0/4.5 (CIF/GEFU). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Republic of Yemen

Education

(R) Second Basic Education Development Project (Cr. H8250-RY): The objective is to assist the Government of Yemen in improving student learning and equitable access to basic education in selected governorates and schools. The grant was signed on 27 February 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P130853. US$ 66.0 (IDA Grant). No consultants are required. Public Works Project of MOPIC, Sana’a, Republic of Yemen, Tel: (967-1) 407-358, Fax: (967-1) 407-353, E-mail: pwpyem@y.net.ye, Contact: Mr. Saeed Abdo Mohamed, Project Director; Ministry of Education, East of 60 meter Street, Bayt Meyad, Sana’a, Republic of Yemen, E-mail: info@bedp.yemen.org, Contact: Mr. Bilqis Al-Sharie, PAU Director

Republic of Yemen

Finance

(R) Financial Infrastructure: The objective is to strengthen the financial infrastructure architecture through the modernization of the payments system infrastructure and development of the credit registry. Project Concept Review Meeting completed on 4 February 2013. Decision Meeting scheduled for 11 June 2013. Environmental Assessment Category C. US$ 20.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Republic of Yemen

Finance

Competitiveness and Micro and Small Enterprise: The objective is to improve the business environment and the creation of employment through competitiveness. Decision Meeting scheduled for 12 December 2013. Environmental Assessment Category F. Project: P128161. US$ 32.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services to be determined. Social Fund for Development, Sana’a, Republic of Yemen, Tel: (967-1) 449-668, Fax: (967-1) 449-670, E-mail: aaldailami@sfd-yemen.org

Republic of Yemen

Health and Other Social Services

(R) Emergency Crisis Recovery Project (Cr. H8270-RY): The objective is to assist the Government in mitigating the impact of 2011 crisis by providing cash benefits to eligible poor households. Bank Approval completed on 14 February 2013. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P133811. US$ 100.0 (IDA Grant). Consultants will be required for external audit and evaluation study. Social Welfare Fund, Nogum, Sana’a, Republic of Yemen, Tel: (967-1) 544-012, Fax: (967-1) 544-011, E-mail: info@swf.gov.ye, Contact: Mr. Mansour Al-Faiadi, Executive Director

Republic of Yemen

Health and Other Social Services

(R) Maternal and Newborn Voucher Project: The objective is to provide output-based Maternal and Newborn Health Care to scale up existing OBA pilots that support public health services targeting maternity and newborn health care. Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 9 April 2013. Environmental Assessment Category C. US$ 10.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Republic of Yemen

Health and Other Social Services

(R) Social Fund for Development Phase IV Project Additional Financing: The objectives are to: (a) improve access to basic services; (b) enhance economic opportunities; and (c) reduce the vulnerability of the poor. Negotiations completed on 19 February 2013. Bank Approval scheduled for 2 April 2013. Board pckg submitted to SECPO; on track for Board approval on AOB basis. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P133699. US$ 25.0 (IDA Grant). Consultants will be required. Social Fund for Development, Sana’a, Republic of Yemen, Tel: (967-1) 449-668, Fax: (967-1) 449-670, E-mail: aaldailami@sfd-yemen.org, Contact: Abdallah Dailami, Deputy Managing Director

Republic of Yemen

Health and Other Social Services

Health and Population Project Additional Financing: The objective is to support delivery of a defined package of maternal health services through contracting of qualified service providers in the private sector, for profit or non-profit (NGOs). Project Concept Review Meeting scheduled for 18 March 2013. Environmental Assessment Category C. US$ 10.0 (IDA Credit). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Republic of Yemen

Information and Communications

Climate Info System and Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR) Coordination: The objectives are to: (a) support the feasibility and design work on hydrometeorology systems upgrading, forecasting and warning systems, and climate information systems; and (b) conduct an Environmental and Social Impact Assessment, including an Environmental and Social Management Plan. Project Appraisal Document scheduled for 29 March 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P132116. US$ 19.0 (CSCF). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Republic of Yemen

Information and Communications

Telecommunications Sector Reform Project: The objective is to foster a competitive and vibrant ICT sector in Yemen by strengthening the legal, policy, and regulatory environment. Decision Meeting scheduled for 18 April 2013. Environmental Assessment Category C. US$ 3.0 (MNAF). Consulting services and implementing agency(ies) to be determined.

Republic of Yemen

Public Administration, Law, and Justice

(R) Public Finance Modernization Project Additional Financing: The objective is to improve ‘accountability’ in the management of public finances, by providing decision support systems and building capacity of two accountability institutions: SNACC and CCAC by adding two new components to the project for SNACC and CCAC respectively. Negotiations scheduled for 2 April 2013. Environmental Assessment Category C. Project: P133637. US$ 5.0 (IDA Credit). Consultants will be required. Supreme National Authority for Combating Corruption (SNACC), AlTahreer Square, PO Box: 3454, Sana’a, Republic of Yemen, Tel: (967-1) 490-400, Fax: (967-1) 299-422, E-mail: bilkis_abouosba@yahoo.com, Contact: Bilkis Abou Osba, Vice Chairman

Republic of Yemen

Transportation

(R) Road Asset Management (Cr. H8260-RY): The objectives are to assist the Government in improving condition and safety of existing paved roads in three to four governorates; and (b) developing institutional arrangements for efficient road maintenance. Bank Approval completed on 14 February 2013. Environmental Assessment Category B. Project: P125135. US$ 40.0 (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, Contact: Eng. Anis Assamawi, Chairman, RMF




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