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Detail of GEF Project #73

GEF Project ID73
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameWater and Environmental Management in the Aral Sea Basin
RegionEurope and Central Asia
Focal AreaInternational Waters
Operational Program9
PDF-A Approval Date1996-05-20
Approval Date1997-05-01
CEO Endorsement Date1998-05-15
GEF Agency Approval Date1998-06-11
Project Completion Date2003-06-30
Project StatusProject Closure
GEF AgencyWorld Bank
Executing AgencyExecutive Commitiee of the Interstate Council for the Aral Sea Basin
DescriptionProject objective is to address the root causes of the overuse and pollution of water in the Aral Sea Basin, support the sustainable mgmt. and future development of its natural resources by formalizing, and then implementing the first stage of, a regional strategic action plan. Project will help 5 states sharing the Basin to (a) develop and implement regl. and natl. water mgmt. strategies and agreements focusing on water uses, efficiency and sharing, (b) assess water quality problems, develop cost-effective strategies to improve water quality, (c) expand and upgrade monitoring and regl. databases on water quantity, dynamics and quality, enhance a regl. envntl. information system in order to support decision-making, (d) restore certain Aral Sea wetlands, (e) support campaign to educate the public about the nature/extent of the problems.
Implementation StatusThe project was closed June 30, 2003 and the ICR was also completed.
PDF A Amount
25,000 USD
PRIF Amount
500,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
12,000,000 USD
GEF Grant
12,525,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
59,500,000 USD
Project Cost
72,025,000 USD
GEF Project (CEO Endo.)
12,000,000 USD
Cofinancing Total (CEO Endo.)
9,000,000 USD
Project Cost (CEO Endo.)
21,525,000 USD
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