Development of the National Capacities for the Environmental Sound Management of PCBs in Uruguay

Project Summary

The objective of the project is to overcome the current barriers, which impedeimplementation 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.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Medium-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Development Programme
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Housing, Land planning and the Environment National Directorate of Environment (DINAMA)
GEF Period:
GEF - 4
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
45,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
954,550 USD
Co-financing Total
1,098,850 USD
GEF Agency Fees
99,955 USD
Total Cost 2,098,400.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
10 Feb 2006
Preparation Grant Approved
01 May 2006
Project Approved for Implementation
26 Mar 2008
Project closed
31 Jul 2011