Egypt: Greater Cairo Air Pollution Management and Climate Change Project (WB-P172548)

  • Egypt
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Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Jul 30, 2020
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Arab Republic of Egypt
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  • Climate and Environment
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 500.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 505.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please see updated project documentation for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Mar 2, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Dec 20, 2019

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Project Description

According to bank documents, the project objective is to reduce air and climate pollutants from critical sectors in Greater Cairo. The project aims more specifically at reducing air emissions which is a key step toward the reduction of pollution concentrations and improvement of air quality. Air pollutants include PM10 and PM2.5, while climate pollutants known as Short-lived climate pollutants (SLCP) include CO2 or “black carbon” from vehicle emissions.

Project components: The approach of the project will be to support a mix of policy and institutional actions linked to needed investments. These actions will be designed in such a way to ensure achievement of the necessary policies as well as their successful implementation throughout the project’s duration and beyond for sustainability. The proposed project components are:
• Component 1: Enhancing the Air Quality Decision Support System
• Component 2: Support the operationalization of SWM Master Plans in Greater Cairo
• Component 3: Vehicle emissions reduction
• Component 4: Stakeholders engagement and communication
• Component 5: Project Management and Monitoring & Evaluation

Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)
Contact Information

World Bank:
Dahlia Lotayef, Arturo Ardila Gomez, Harinath Sesha Appalarajugari
Lead Environmental Specialist

Arab Republic of Egypt
Implementing Agencies
Ministry of Environment
Yasmine Fouad


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