Sanitation Program of District of Arraijan and La Chorrera - PSACH Phase I (IADB-PN-L1121)

  • Panama
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Specific Location
Arraiján and La Chorrera
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  • Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)
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Voting Date
Nov 16, 2016
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Ministry of Health
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  • Water and Sanitation
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 150.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 640.00 million
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Original disclosure @ IADB website

Updated in EWS Jun 22, 2017

Disclosed by Bank May 31, 2016

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Project Description
The general objective is to help improve sanitary conditions and reduce pollution in urban waterways and rivers in the districts of Arraiján and La Chorrera. The specific objectives are to: (i) increase sewer and wastewater treatment coverage in the program's area of intervention; (ii) help build capacity for the management of works and sustainability in the sector; and (iii) promote the proper operation of the sewer system through comprehensive environmental and sanitation education interventions. As a result of these interventions, it is expected that 16,800 households will have new connections, the wastewater generated by 65,800 households will be effectively treated, and the pollutant load in the districts of Arraiján and La Chorrera will be reduced by about 40%.
Investment Description
  • Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)
The total estimated cost of the program is US$640,123,158, with the IDB financing up to US$150 million equivalent from the Flexible Financing Facility of its Ordinary Capital. The program will have a local government counterpart contribution of US$240,123,158 and parallel financing of up to a total of US$250,000,000 from AECID, CAF, the EIB, and CABEI. The program has an expected execution period of six years.
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