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Detail of GEF Project #463

GEF Project ID463
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameProgramme for Phasing Out Ozone Depleting Substances
CountryAzerbaijan
RegionEurope and Central Asia
Focal AreaOzone Depleting Substances
PDF-B Approval Date1996-11-18
Approval Date1998-03-30
CEO Endorsement Date1998-10-08
GEF Agency Approval Date2005-10-06
Project StatusProject Completion
Executing AgencyUNOPS/UNEP
DescriptionThe objective of this project is to assist the Azerbaijan Republic in the rapid phase-out of ODS consistent with the international efforts in this direction. The project will assist the Azerbaijan Republic in meeting its phase-out obligations under the Montreal Protocol within a realistic time frame and ensure availability of technical assistance to expedite the implementation of the country programme. The project targets priority ODS phase-out activities in the refrigeration and halon sectors and also proposes modest technical assistance at the institutional and enterprise levels to facilitate implementation of the country programme. The project is formulated as a framework project, comprising of two enterprise-specific technology conversion sub-projects in Refrigeration, one sub-project in Halons, one Recovery and Recycling sub-project for Refrigerants and two technical assistance and training components. The project is designed in full conformity with relevant GEF policies on cost-effectiveness, exports, ownership, retro-active financing, operational costs and financial viability as per requirements of the GEF Operational Strategy.
Implementation StatusIS project: completed in June 2002 and terminal report submitted to UNEP in June 2002. Train the Trainers: Phase 1 of Training Project completed in 2000: 90 technicians trained (vs. 25 as planned in prodoc), training modules prepared by NOU Coordinator and NOU Assistant Officer; UNEP's Training Manual on "Good practices in Refrigeration" was translated to Azeri and given to every participant. Phase II training of the rest of the service technicians carried out in 2000-2001. 1011 specialists were trained and certified. Training workshops for customs officers held in May 2001 in Baku with 250 participants. Follow-up: Most of the customs officers have not yet been trained. Although all the original deliverables have been completed in accordance with the work plans as set out in the project documents, there remains a long list of outstanding items for which financial assistance is needed. Azerbaijan has appealed for assistance to the 34th Implementation Committee of the Montreal Protocol, GEF and UNEP, for assistance in completing the work started and tackling increase in CFC consumption.
PDF B Amount
117,500 USD
GEF Project Grant
6,749,515 USD
GEF Grant
6,867,015 USD
Cofinancing Total
2,226,000 USD
Project Cost
9,093,015 USD
GEF Project (CEO Endo.)
6,927,218 USD
Cofinancing Total (CEO Endo.)
2,226,000 USD
Project Cost (CEO Endo.)
9,270,718 USD
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