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Detail of GEF Project #1252

GEF Project ID1252
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameBay of Bengal Large Marine Ecosystem
RegionAsia and the Pacific
Focal AreaInternational Waters
Operational Program8
Pipeline Entry Date1997-09-14
PDF-B Approval Date1997-09-14
PDF-B(Supplemental Approval Date2003-12-04
Approval Date2005-04-06
CEO Endorsement Date2008-06-30
GEF Agency Approval Date2008-02-08
Project StatusUnder Implementation
Executing AgencyFAO,Bangladesh Fisheries Research Inst, India Dept. Animal Husbandry & Dairying (Fisheries Unit), Indonesia Direct Gen Capture Fisheries, Maldives Marine Research Ctr, Malaysia Marine Research Ctr, Myanmar Dept Fisheries, (see remarks section)
DescriptionThe project will develop an agreed strategic action program for the sustainable management of the Bay of Bengal Large Marine(LME) Ecosystem. The executing agency (FAO) would work with the 7 governments to address transboundary marine resources issues along the coast of this LME. During preparation, some opportunities for World Bank financing may arise to address the key issues. Among them would be land-based sources of marine pollution, artisanal fisheries versus commercial fisheries, habitat conservation and restoration, and potentially ICM stratgeies for adapting to extreme climatic events that devaste coastal communities.
Implementation StatusA supplemental PDF-B grant of $350,000 was approved in December 2003 (making a total of $399,000 of PDF B resources) to prepare a Transboundary Diagnostic Analysis and to define the scope/process for preparing the Strategic Action Plan. Project preparation is progressing very well with strong support from the respective governments. The LOA between Bank and FAO revised to include the supplemental PDF B funding and extend the duration of contract with FAO to June 30, 2005. PCN review completed. Priorities sub-regional and regional activities identified by participating countries. Draft project document to be completed by September 30, 2004 for discussion at workshop in Colombo.
PDF B Amount
349,800 USD
GEF Project Grant
12,082,100 USD
GEF Grant
12,781,900 USD
Cofinancing Total
16,385,500 USD
Project Cost
29,167,400 USD
GEF Agency Fees
1,151,640 USD
GEF Project (CEO Endo.)
12,082,100 USD
Cofinancing Total (CEO Endo.)
18,911,400 USD
Project Cost (CEO Endo.)
31,693,300 USD
GEF Agency Fees (CEO Endo.)
1,151,640 USD
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