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Detail of GEF Project #926

GEF Project ID926
UNDP PMIS ID825
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameFuel Cell Bus Demonstration Project in Cairo, Phase I
CountryEgypt
RegionAfrica
Focal AreaClimate Change
Operational Program11
PDF-A Approval Date1998-02-19
Pipeline Entry Date1998-09-01
PDF-B Approval Date1998-08-15
Approval Date2001-02-12
Project Cancellation Date2005-07-28
Project StatusCancelled
GEF AgencyUNDP
Executing AgencyEgyptian Environmental Affair Agency (EEAA) Great Cairo Bus Company (GCBC)
DescriptionThis project, Part I of a two-part project, proposes a five-year demonstration program to operate eight fuel cell buses (FCBs) for public transport in Cairo under actual revenue service conditions. The major objective is to introduce this zero emission bus technology in Egypt as a long-term solution to the severe urban transport pollution problem in Cairo and to reduce global GHG emission.
Implementation StatusThe project has officially been cancelled for the following reasons: 1) Key stakeholders, including international manufacturers, have lost interest in the project due to the technological and economic constraints associated with the fuel cell bus technology. 2) Lack of co-financing to complement the GEF grant.
PDF A Amount
24,715 USD
PDF B Amount
295,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
6,190,000 USD
GEF Grant
6,509,720 USD
Cofinancing Total
7,088,000 USD
Project Cost
13,597,700 USD
GEF Agency Fees
448,000 USD
GEF Project (CEO Endo.)
6,190,000 USD
Cofinancing Total (CEO Endo.)
7,088,000 USD
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