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Detail of GEF Project #1213

GEF Project ID1213
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameSecond Matrouh Resource Management Project
Focal AreaMulti Focal Area
Operational Program12
Pipeline Entry Date2001-02-05
PDF-B Approval Date2001-07-02
Approval Date2002-05-17
CEO Endorsement Date2003-01-30
GEF Agency Approval Date2003-03-21
Project Cancellation Date2004-12-06
Project StatusCancelled
GEF AgencyWorld Bank
Executing AgencyMinistry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation (MALR)
DescriptionThe overall development objectives of the proposed MRMP II is the conservation, rehabilitation and sustainable utilization of natural resources in the dryland areas of the NWCZ of Egypt through the implementation of an ecologically , socially and economically sustainable operation of biodiversity for the benefit of the local population. The project will integrate watershed management with community-based and demand driven approaches to socioeconomic development. It will be achieved by: (a)assisting communities, including women and the poor, to organize themselves and participate in community-based planning and implementation of development activities; (b)assisting communities to conserve, rehabilitate and sustainably manage the natural resource base through developing appropriate community-based institutional processes and mechanisms; (c)improving small holder sustainable agriculture, horticulture and livestock production; (d)promoting demand-driven non-farm income generating activities, mainly targeting women; and (e)providing improved access to technical, financial and commercial services and market linkages.
Implementation StatusProject has been approved for Work Program entry on May 15, 2002. Appraisal mission scheduled June 15, 2002 and Board Presentation December 12, 2002. PAD was completed on February 6, 2003 and Bank Approval was obtained on March 6, 2003. The last site visit was on October 5, 2004. A second extension of the effectiveness date until December 2004 was granted based on GOE's request, in view of delay in parliamentary ratification process. The loan for the project to which this GEF project is attached has been cancelled upon request from the Egyptian government.
PDF B Amount
300,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
4,820,000 USD
GEF Grant
5,120,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
50,550,000 USD
Project Cost
55,670,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
649,000 USD
GEF Project (CEO Endo.)
5,170,000 USD
Cofinancing Total (CEO Endo.)
39,790,000 USD
Project Cost (CEO Endo.)
45,260,000 USD
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