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Detail of GEF Project #613

GEF Project ID613
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameEnvironmental Protection of the Rio de la Plata and Its Maritime Front: Pollution Prevention and Control and Habitat Restoration
RegionLatin America and Caribbean
Focal AreaInternational Waters
Operational Program8
PDF-B Approval Date1999-01-01
Approval Date1999-01-01
CEO Endorsement Date1999-10-26
GEF Agency Approval Date1999-11-22
Project Completion Date2008-12-31
Project StatusProject Completion
Executing AgencyConsortium of the Comisión Técnica Mixta del Frente Marítimo (CTMFM) and the Comisión Administradora del Río de la Plata (CARP)
DescriptionThe Project will contribute to the mitigation of current and emergent transboundary threats to the waterbody by assisting Argentina and Uruguay to prepare a Strategic Action Programme as a framework for addressing the most imminent transboundary issues. Activities would defray the transactions costs of developing a joint management paradigm, by i) raising awareness of priority transboundary concerns, ii) the catalysing of enabling policy, institutional and financial reforms, iii) strengthening stakeholder communications, iv) identifying innovative management tools that may later be applied towards SAP implementation, including economic instruments, v) training resource managers to prepare and implement the SAP, vi) programming targeted investments and vii) supporting ‘deal flows’ by matching sources of capital with investment opportunities. Preparation of the SAP would be preceded by finalisation of a Transboundary Diagnostic Analysis (TDA), building on assessments already completed during the Block B stage, by prioritizing issues, filling data gaps, and performing an in depth systems analysis of cause/effect variables, including socio-economic and ecological factors.
Implementation StatusProject activities under implementation as per schedule.
PDF B Amount
327,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
5,680,000 USD
GEF Grant
6,007,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
4,800,000 USD
Project Cost
10,807,000 USD
GEF Project (CEO Endo.)
5,680,000 USD
Cofinancing Total (CEO Endo.)
4,750,000 USD
Project Cost (CEO Endo.)
10,757,000 USD
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