Rural and Urban Access Improvement Project (WB-P160359)

  • Nicaragua
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  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
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Voting Date
Mar 6, 2017
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  • Infrastructure
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 96.80 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 96.80 million
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Bank Documents
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Jun 22, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Sep 1, 2016

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Project Description
The development objectives of Rural and Urban Access Improvement Project for Nicaragua are to: (a) improve safe and sustainable access to markets and services in targeted rural and urban areas of the Recipient; and (b) in the event of an emergency, provide immediate and effective response to said emergency. This project has four components. 1) The first component, Road Infrastructure Improvement, will finance physical works for road rehabilitation and maintenance to improve road connections of the population to social services and markets and ensure sustainability of road assets. It has the following sub-components: (i) Improving Urban Access to Managua; (ii) Rehabilitating and Improving Rural Roads; (iii) Maintaining Road Assets; and (iv) Building Resilience to Climate Change in the Road Sector. 2) The second component, Road Safety, will support activities to strengthen the institutional capacity for managing road safety and physical works to improve road safety measures of the road network. It has the following subcomponents: (i) Reducing Selected Road Accident Hazardous Spots; and (ii) Strengthening Road Safety Management Capacity. 3) The third component is Institutional Strengthening and Implementation Support. 3) The fourth component, Immediate Response Mechanism, allows the Government to access resources for eligible expenditures in event of a crisis or emergency, to provide immediate and effective response to said crisis or emergency.
Investment Description
The World Bank's International Development Association (IDA) is providing US$96.80 in Investment Project Financing to this project, which is the total project cost.

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