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Detail of GEF Project #533

GEF Project ID533
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameWestern Indian Ocean Islands Oil Spill Contingency Planning
Focal AreaInternational Waters
Operational Program10
PDF-B Approval Date1996-12-19
Approval Date1998-07-01
CEO Endorsement Date1998-11-24
GEF Agency Approval Date1998-12-17
Project Completion Date2004-06-30
Project StatusProject Closure
GEF AgencyWorld Bank
Executing AgencyIndian Ocean Commission
DescriptionPDF funded a joint petroleum industry/government planning seminar, and associated follow-up work to prepare a project designing national and sub-regional contingency plans for oil spill containment and treatment to respond to spills of differing size, location and degree of threat; provision of basic training and equipment to execute plans at the national and sub-regional levels; design of mechanisms to ensure financial and operational sustainability.
Implementation StatusThe overall progress of the project is satisfactory. The training activities and joint exercises are on track according to the Project Implementation Plan (PIP). The ratification of the Conventions has been completed by Mauritius, Seychelles and Comoros and is underway by Madagascar. The Mid-Term Review was attended by high level representatives from GEF Technical Reviewer, IOC, WB, IPIECA, IMO, UNEP, Reunion Island, Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius and Seychelles It was decided during the review to explore the best ways to include Mozambique in the project and to see how Mozambicans could best benefit from the project activities.
PDF B Amount
350,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
2,814,000 USD
GEF Grant
3,164,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
1,123,000 USD
Project Cost
4,287,000 USD
GEF Project (CEO Endo.)
3,152,000 USD
Cofinancing Total (CEO Endo.)
1,485,000 USD
Project Cost (CEO Endo.)
4,987,000 USD
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