Egypt: Sustainable POPs Management Project (WB-P172373)

  • Egypt
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Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
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Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Jan 10, 2020
Date when project documentation and funding is reviewed by the Board for consideration and approval. Some development banks will state a "board date" or "decision date." When funding approval is obtained, the legal documents are accepted and signed, the implementation phase begins.
Arab Republic of Egypt
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Climate and Environment
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Investment Type(s)
Advisory Services
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 0.75 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 Mar 2, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Dec 14, 2019

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Project Description
If provided by the financial institution, the Early Warning System Team writes a short summary describing the purported development objective of the project and project components. Review the complete project documentation for a detailed description.

According to bank documents, the project objective is to improve the management and disposal of targeted stockpiles of obsolete pesticides, including Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) and Polychlorinated Biphenyl (PCBs), in an environmentally sound manner.

This additional financing will add a new component (Component 3) to the parent project, in the amount of (US$ 0.75 million), and make a one-time procurement of capital goods to enable (a) the collection of manual, filter-based fine particle air pollution from the Greater Cairo Area (GCA) and (b) chemical speciation analysis of the collected samples at Cairo University Center for Environmental Hazards Mitigation (CEHM) or possibly at the central laboratory of residue analysis of pesticides and heavy metals in food (QCAP). This will support the Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency (EEAA) in the development, adoption and implementation of an Air Quality Management Plan (AQMP) for the GCA. While the EEAA has made significant progress in understanding the baseline levels of air pollution in Egypt, and in the GCA specifically, there remains a critical challenge of understanding the key emission sources and economic sectors that contribute to the observed levels of air pollution. In order for government to develop programs to address the high burden of health impacts associated with air pollution - specialized equipment is needed to enable the chemical speciation described above.


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World Bank:
Craig M. Meisner
Senior Environmental Economist

Qing Wang
Senior Environmental Specialist

Arab Republic of Egypt
Ms. Seham Abdel Raki
General Director for International Financing Organizations

Implementing Agency:
Egypt Environmental Affairs Agency (EEAA)
Elham Refaat Abdel-Aziz
Hazardous Substances Department Manager


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