Solid Waste Management and Urban Improvement in Northern Haiti (IADB-HA-L1106)

  • Haiti
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
Northern Region
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Financial Institutions
  • Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Republic of Haiti
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  • Water and Sanitation
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 25.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 25.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IADB website

Updated in EWS Jun 22, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Aug 2, 2016

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Project Description
The objectives of the program will be to improve solid waste management practices, reduce environmental pollution in Haiti's Northern region, and improve the livelihoods of inhabitants of the metropolitan region by implementing integrated urban improvement projects. Component 1: Capital Investments for Solid Waste Management will be aimed at building a sanitary landfill in Mouchenette, and transfer stations network, activate and stimulate practices such as the on-site reuse, recycling and composting in order to guarantee the sustainability of the whole process by reducing the amount of solid waste at the final disposal site, improving environmental conditions and the construction of urban integrated projects; Component 2: Integrated Urban Improvement Projects; and Component 3: Institutional Strengthening, at national and local level, aimed at ensuring cost recovery mechanisms, social communication programs and improving the management of waste. Although the project is likely to cause mostly local and short-term negative environmental and social impacts and for which effective mitigation measures are readily available, some of its components might require special attention. Components that require special attention include the potential resettlement associated with the access roads to the landfill, as well as other potential social impacts related to recyclers and other waste workers as well as informal vendors in the local market in Limonade. Impacts and risks during construction, operation and decommissioning of the landfill could occur from: inadequate health and safety management; inadequate management of hazardous materials and solid waste; accidental spills, degradation of soil, flora and fauna, and impacts on water quality due to leachate discharge which does not meet effluent standards. For this reason, an environmental classification of Category B has been assigned to the project.
Investment Description
  • Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)
This investment would be in the form of a US$25 million grant. For this project, the IADB is working in close partnership with the Agence Française de Développement (AfD), coordinating activities, sharing products, and communicating lessons learned, according to the schedule of each project. Many investments in Haiti's Northern Region have been made, complementing the current project. These include USAID and IDB-funded housing projects (over 1,000 units spread throughout the region); a Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF)-funded project for a pilot test of a transformative new social business model for the economically sustainable provision of household sanitation services and ecological waste treatment in Cap-Haïtien; a new university campus southeast of Cap-Haïtien (financed in part by the Dominican Republic); tourism development (Ministry of Economy and Finance, with the World Bank), health facilities (European Union, EU); agriculture and private sector development projects (Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Rural Development, in collaboration with USAID): a new Potable Water System for Ouanaminthe (IDB and FECASALC/Spanish Cooperation); and the creation of a new protected area along the region’s coastline (the Three Bays National Park).
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