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Detail of GEF Project #1662

GEF Project ID1662
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameInitial Assistance to Colombia to Meet its Obligations Under the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)
RegionLatin America and Caribbean
Focal AreaPOPs
Operational Program14
Approval Date2002-06-10
GEF Agency Approval Date2003-01-07
Project Completion Date2004-12-31
Project StatusProject Closure
GEF AgencyWorld Bank
Executing AgencyMinistry of Environment
DescriptionThe objectives of the project are: (i) to prepare a National Implementation Plan (NIP); (ii) to build capacity support for Enabling Activities; and (iii) to help develop indicators for incremental costs through the application and test of techniques for cleaning POPs-contaminated sites. The project will help develop and implement priority policy and regulatory reform, capacity building and investment programs as mandated by the Convention.
Implementation StatusProject implementation satisfactory. Most technical assistance activities are underway, at various levels of implementation: a) the Dioxin and Furan Inventory has been completed; b) ongoing activities include the Evaluation of the Institutional and Legal Frameworks, Inventories of Obsolete Pesticides and PCBs and Regional Dissemination Workshops; and c) contracts are in process for Evaluation of Health Impacts, Socio-economic impacts of eliminating POPs and Risk Management Assessment. Administrative mechanisms are in place, and coordination between the Bank and the Ministry of Environment is being handled effectively. Disbursements reached roughly US$80,000. The Bank is drafting a Grant Agreement for transfer of additional US$226,000 from the Canadian Trust Fund for POPs to Colombia to carry out pilot remediation activities of POPs contaminated sites.
GEF Project Grant
500,000 USD
GEF Grant
500,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
369,000 USD
Project Cost
869,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
54,000 USD
GEF Project (CEO Endo.)
500,000 USD
Cofinancing Total (CEO Endo.)
369,000 USD
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