Plan Belgrano Water Supply and Sanitation Services Development Project (WB-P162712)

  • Argentina
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  • World Bank (WB)
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  • Infrastructure
  • Water and Sanitation
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 125.00 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)
$ 150.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Aug 12, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Jan 1, 2017

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Project Description
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According to bank documents, the proposed Additional Financing (AF) will scale up the Argentina Second North Grande Water Infrastructure Project (P125151) to support the GoA Flagship Plan Belgrano and the implementation of the National Water Supply and Sanitation Plan (NWSP), both launched in 2016 by the new administration. The Project aims at addressing infrastructure gaps in the Northern provinces of the country as well as sustainability issues in order to generate long-lasting performance improvements in the WSS sector. The proposed AF will finance the scaling up of infrastructure and institutional and operational strengthening activities of the same nature as those of the original Project. The Project has the following components: Water Supply and Sanitation Infrastructure. Component 1 of the AF would finance additional infrastructure in the Plan Belgrano provinces of the similar to those that have been so far successfully implemented by the Project, mostly in the Province of Chaco, to support part of the ambitious investment program of the Government, such as the construction, rehabilitation and expansion of water and sanitation networks in several provinces and the construction of water and waste water treatment plants. Institutional and Operational Development and Technical Assistance. Component 2 of the AF would finance additional activities to improve operational, commercial, and technical capacities of the WSS with a focus on increasing the sustainability of investments. Additional activities financed would aim to increase macro- and micro-metering; reduce nonrevenue water; and improve WSS services provided to poor and dispersed communities. The AF would increase the relative weight of this kind of activities, which represent 37.6 percent of the AF loan proceeds compared to 7.5 percent for the original loan. Project Management and Supervision. Component 3 of the AF would finance the additional coordination activities needed throughout the proposed longer implementation period. The AF will also finance the additional technical studies needed to support the preparation of the new subprojects to be financed, as well as independent technical, environmental, and social supervision of sub-projects implementation.
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