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Detail of GEF Project #72

GEF Project ID72
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameGulf of Aqaba Environmental Action Plan
RegionAsia and the Pacific
Focal AreaInternational Waters
Operational Program8
Approval Date1995-10-01
CEO Endorsement Date1996-05-14
GEF Agency Approval Date1996-06-13
Project Completion Date2002-06-30
Project StatusProject Closure
GEF AgencyWorld Bank
Executing AgencyMinistry of Planning; Aqaba Regional Authority
DescriptionAs part of the regional Environmental Action Plan for the Gulf of Aqaba, the project will (a) develop regional collaborative mechanisms for strengthening the capacity to protect coastal zone and marine biodiversity; (b) develop and enforce the legal framework and regulations for control of transboundary pollution; (c) provide safeguards against oil pollution; (d) establish and implement guidelines for sustainable development of the coastal zone; (e) assess the effects of wastewater seepage on the quality and level of the transboundary water table; (f) implement a plan to control solid waste impacts on marine and coastal waters; and (g) demarcate and manage a marine protected area.
Implementation StatusProject implementation is now highly satisfactory. Disbursements have picked up and are at about 75\%. An extension of the project closing date (till June 30, 2002) has been sought by the Jordanian government to allow completion of the interpretive interior design of the visitor center, installation of buoys in the marine park, as well as related consultancies. This extension was approved by the Bank on December 13, 2001. The project is expected to be fully disbursed by the new project closing date. Mainstreaming with the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority (ASEZA) has been very positive thus far and has been a major milestone in achieving the development objective and sustainability of the project.
PRIF Amount
295,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
2,700,000 USD
GEF Grant
2,995,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
9,972,500 USD
Project Cost
12,967,500 USD
GEF Project (CEO Endo.)
2,700,000 USD
Cofinancing Total (CEO Endo.)
8,972,000 USD
Project Cost (CEO Endo.)
11,967,000 USD
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