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Detail of GEF Project #3120

GEF Project ID3120
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameDevelopment of the National Capacities for the Environmental Sound Management of PCBs in Uruguay
RegionLatin America and Caribbean
Focal AreaPOPs
Operational Program14
Strategic ProgramPOPS-2; POPS-1
Pipeline Entry Date2006-12-18
PPG Approval Date2006-05-01
Approval Date2008-03-26
GEF Agency Approval Date2008-05-26
Project Completion Date2011-07-31
Project StatusProject Completion
Executing AgencyMinistry of Housing, Land planning and the Environment National Directorate of Environment (DINAMA)
DescriptionThe objective of the project is to overcome the current barriers, which impede implementation of the PCB-related obligations of the Stockholm Convention in Uruguay. The MSP foresees the strengthening of an environmentally sound management (ESM) system of PCBs based on a consensus between relevant government authorities, the private and public sectors and NGOs. Special emphasis will be given to partnering with owners of PCB for phasing out PCB equipment. The project will create a sound environment for all PCB-related activities. The aim is that all activities should be undertaken in a controlled and coordinated manner by protecting human health and the environment from the harmful effects of PCBs.
PPG Amount
45,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
954,550 USD
GEF Grant
999,550 USD
Cofinancing Total
1,098,850 USD
Project Cost
2,098,400 USD
GEF Agency Fees
99,955 USD
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