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Detail of GEF Project #113

GEF Project ID113
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameLake Ohrid Management
RegionEurope and Central Asia
Focal AreaInternational Waters
Operational Program8
PDF-A Approval Date1995-12-14
PDF-B Approval Date1996-08-21
Approval Date1997-05-01
CEO Endorsement Date1998-05-15
GEF Agency Approval Date1998-06-11
Project Completion Date2004-12-31
Project StatusProject Closure
GEF AgencyWorld Bank
Executing AgencyMinistry of Public Works, Territorial Planning and Tourism (Albania); Ministry of Construction, Urban Planning and Environment (FYRM)
DescriptionIn order to protect the natural resources of Lake Ohrid, like fisheries, and the economic activities associated with the Lake, like tourism, GEF funds will assist the two nations sharing it in: (1) creating an international Lake Ohrid Mgt. Board to develop the institutional, legal and regulatory framework for transboundary cooperation; (2) establishing a monitoring program for water quality, discharges into and uses of the Lake, and changes in natural resources like fish stocks; (3) preparing a Lake Ohrid Strategic Action Plan and Investment Program to address issues of transboundary pollution, natural resources mgt., and envtl. impacts of economic development in the catchment area; and (4) financing a public awareness campaign and small investments to promote community support, test new technologies and serve as catalysts for future investments.
Implementation StatusBank approved the fourth and last extension of closing date through 12/31/2004 to complete the agreed restructuring of Lake Ohrid monitoring program. As of 4/30/2005, the unused balance of $583,268.20 was cancelled. The Implementation Completion Report was delivered 8/2005.
PDF A Amount
25,000 USD
PDF B Amount
285,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
3,970,000 USD
GEF Grant
4,280,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
21,300,000 USD
Project Cost
25,580,000 USD
GEF Project (CEO Endo.)
4,100,000 USD
Cofinancing Total (CEO Endo.)
21,270,000 USD
Project Cost (CEO Endo.)
25,680,000 USD
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