Strengthening of the National System of Animal Health Program (IADB-ME-L1256)

  • Mexico
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  • Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)
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Project Status
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Voting Date
Dec 12, 2016
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Estados Unidos Mexicanos
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  • Agriculture and Forestry
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 145.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 145.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IADB website

Updated in EWS Jun 22, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Aug 18, 2016

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Project Description
The general objective is to improve the country's health status in order to contribute to increasing livestock productivity and access to domestic and international markets. The specific objective is to strengthen the capacity and efficiency of animal health services by updating and improving disease diagnostic services. The program is anticipated to have positive socio-environmental impacts as a result of improvements to the country’s capacity to protect animal health, as well as positive impacts on livestock productivity. The risks associated with biological contamination (risks that pathogens may escape), while minimal, are considered to be adequately controlled by the biocontainment systems the program will provide, as well as treatment of the liquid and solid waste handled pursuant to high-security protocols. The risk analysis identified the following medium risks: (i) the National Service for Agrifood Health, Safety, and Quality has low technical and management capacity for supervising the construction of these types of work; (ii) defects in the designs of the laboratories; (iii) the contractor building the laboratories does poor work; and (iv) escape of pathogens that could cause disease outbreaks in animals nearby to the laboratories.
Investment Description
The program’s total cost will be US$145 million, and the financing will be charged to the Bank’s Ordinary Capital. The program is structured as a specific investment loan to be executed over five years.

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