Reduction and Phaseout of PFOS in Priority Sectors (WB-P152959)

  • China
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Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
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Voting Date
Apr 7, 2017
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People's Republic of China, Foreign Economic Cooperation Office (FECO)
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 24.25 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Grant Amount (USD)
$ 24.25 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 67.22 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Nov 16, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Mar 19, 2015

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Project Description
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According to WB website, the objective of the Reduction and Phase-Out of PFOS in Priority Sectors Project is to reduce PFOS in selected sectors and enterprises in China in a sustainable manner. There are four components to the project: Component 1. PFOS production reduction. The project will support production phase-out and reduction for primary PFOSF producers and at secondary PFOS producers (approximately 14 companies). Activities to be financed include: closure; conversion of production to non-POPs like chemicals; and adoption of best environmental practices at facilities that will continue production of PFOS and PFOSF for acceptable uses under the Stockholm convention. Component 2. Reduction of PFOS. The project will finance procurement of pesticides (9 tons total: 6 tons of indoxacarb based baits, 3 tons of cypermethrin based powder, and a small amount of hydramethylnon) for demonstration of a two-phase treatment method using bait and powder to control red fire ants, carried out under component three. Component 3. Policy and technical assistance. This component will finance technical assistance activities required to strengthen regulatory and policy framework, standards, and capacity building. These activities are essential for ensuring sustainability of PFOS phase-out in both production and consumption sectors. Component 4. Project management. Component four will finance: (a) costs of operations of three project management offices (PMOs) at FECO, Guangdong EPB and Hubei EPB, as well as (b) monitoring and Evaluation. Eligible costs include expenditures incurred by the PMOs in carrying out the project, printing, communication, office equipment and supplies, service contracts for office equipment and utilities, and public awareness materials.
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Team Leader: Laurent Granier Senior Environmental Specialist Telephone No.: 473-9034 Email Address: Team Leader: Solvita Klapare Senior Environmental Economist Telephone No. 5788+763 Email Address: Borrower/Client/Recipient: People's Republic of China Guo Wensong, Director of IFI Division III (MoF) Telephone No.: 86-10-68552096 Email Address: Implementing Agency: Foreign Economic Cooperation Office of Ministry of Environment Protection Yu Lifeng, Deputy Director General Telephone No.: (86-10) 8226-8807 Email Address: ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF WORLD BANK The World Bank Inspection Panel is the independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who believe they are likely to be, or have been, adversely affected by a World Bank-financed project. If you submit a complaint to the Inspection Panel, they may investigate to assess whether the World Bank is following its own policies and procedures for preventing harm to people or the environment. You can contact the Inspection Panel or submit a complaint by emailing You can learn more about the Inspection Panel and how to file a complaint at:

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