Enhancing the National Quality Infrastructure for Economic Diversification and Trade Promotion (IADB-GY-L1059)

  • Guyana
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Financial Institutions
  • Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Nov 30, 2016
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Cooperative Republic of Guyana
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  • Industry and Trade
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 9.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 9.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IADB website

Updated in EWS Jun 22, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Jun 1, 2016

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Project Description
The program's objective is to support economic diversification and exports through the enhancement of the National Quality Infrastructure (NQI) and through a National Export and Investment Promotion Strategy. Specific objectives are: (i) to enhance the capacity of the NQI; (ii) to improve facilities for the NQI; and (iii) to enhance the capability of the Guyana Office for Investment for export and investment promotion. The program’s expected outcomes are: (i) increase in the average annual flow of value of exports of non-traditional products per exporter; (ii) increase in the average annual flow of volume of exports of non-traditional products per exporter; (iii) decrease in the testing costs for non-traditional exporters; and (iv) decrease in the rejection rates of fruits and vegetables exports to the US. The impact of the project is the increased participation of the non-traditional products in Guyana’s export basket. The program is classified as Category “B”. The main direct impacts of the project relate to: (i) increased air pollution during construction (dust, toxic fumes from vehicular traffic and vehicular waste); (ii) noise; (iii) waste disposal; (iv) soil erosion; (v) contamination from chemical and biological waste, toxic waste from construction; (vi) chemical storage, increased flooding due to water diversion and increased run off; (vii) water pollution; (viii) ecological damage from route deviation, construction works and clearance; (ix) effects on fish life; (x) congestion and increased traffic during construction and (xi) damage to streets. During operation, the main impacts identified are: (i) increased noise; (ii) increased congestion; (iii) ground water pollution; (iv) increased conflicts with patrons using the same access road; and (v) increased pollution and indiscriminate waste disposal.
Investment Description
  • Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)
This operation is a specific investment loan, with a total cost of US$9 million, to be disbursed over a period of 5.5 years. The IADB will finance US$4.5 million with resources from the Fund for Special Operations and US$4.5 million from resources of the Ordinary Capital.
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