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Arsenic Mitigation Water Supply 
The Arsenic Mitigation - Water Supply Project for Bangladesh reduces mortality and morbidity in rural and urban populations caused by arsenic contamination of the country's groundwater. The project aims to significantly reduce the quantity of arsenic ingested; increase access to a sustainable safe water supply; and increase the percentage of treated arsenicosis patients in the project areas. There are three components. The first, on-site mitigation, 1) provides technical assistance, training, and logistical support to build capacity and operate the project management unit (PMU); 2) implements community interventions by developing a community-based organization capable of supplying short-term, alternative water supply/sanitation infrastructure; 3) prepares and implements a technical and financial proposal; and 4) audits, evaluates, and monitors project impact and groundwater quality. The second component strengthens the PMU's capacity to collect, manage, and evaluate data for water quality, arsenic contamination, and socioeconomic conditions; undertakes well screening and community education; and funds studies and research on participatory planning, implementing appropriate technology, cost recovery, appropriate technology for testing and treating arsenic in groundwater, and land use/arsenic interactions. The third component, institutional strengthening, builds capacity in arsenic mitigation and participatory water supply and sanitation.** 
  Last Updated  November 26 2014
Basic Information
Project StatusClosed 
Region South Asia 
Major Sector (Sector) (%) Public Administration, Law, and Justice (Central government administration) (28%) 
  Water, sanitation and flood protection (Water supply) (24%) 
  Health and other social services (Health) (20%) 
  Health and other social services (Other social services) (20%) 
  Water, sanitation and flood protection (Sanitation) (8%) 
Old Major SectorN/A  
Old SectorN/A  
Env CategoryB  
Project IDP050745 
Bank Team Lead (Last Name, First)Kemper, Karin Erika  
Approval Date27-AUG-1998  
Closing Date30-JUN-2006  
Implementing AgencyMIN OF LOCAL GOV, RURAL DEV & COOP.  

Main Loan/Credit #31240  
IBRD Commitment *
IDA Commitment *32.4 
IBRD + IDA Commitment *32.4 
Grant Amount *
Total Project Cost *44.4 
Product LineIBRD/IDA 
Lending InstrumentSpecific Investment Loan 

Development Outcomes And Goals
Targeted Thematic Outcomes...Supporting this Broader Dev't Goal
Environmental policies and institutionsEnsure environmental sustainability (MDG); Environmental commons (GPG)
Pollution management and environmental healthEnsure environmental sustainability (MDG); Environmental commons (GPG)
Participation and civic engagementEmpowerment, security & social inclusion (CAP)
Urban services and housing for the poorN/A (CAP)
Rural services and infrastructureN/A (CAP)
Available Project Documents***
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Implementation Completion and Results Report (ICR), Vol.1 of 1 -10-JUN-2007 
Credit Agreement (), Vol. -21-SEP-1998 
Credit Agreement (CA), Vol. -21-SEP-1998 
Project Appraisal Document (PAD), Vol.1 -07-AUG-1998 
Project Information Document (PID), Vol.1 -23-JUL-1998 
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