Environmentally Sound Management of Polychlorinated Biphenyl (PCB) - Containing Equipment and Wastes and Upgrade of Technical Expertise in Bolivia

Project Summary

To strengthen national capacities for the environmentally sound management (ESM) of PCBs, including disposal of up to 400 tones of PCB and related wastes and reduction / elimination of PCB releases from serviced electrical equipment at workshops and interim storage locations, to avoid cross contamination of electrical equipment and to protect human health and the environment

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Medium-size Project
Project Approved
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Industrial Development Organization
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Environment and Water
GEF Period:
GEF - 5
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
85,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
2,000,000 USD
Co-financing Total
9,696,435 USD
GEF Agency Fees
190,000 USD
Total Cost 11,781,435.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
02 Dec 2013
Preparation Grant Approved
23 Dec 2013
Concept Approved
23 Dec 2013
Project Approved for Implementation
20 Nov 2014
Project closed