Hazard Risk Mitigation and Emergency Preparedness Project

Project Summary

The overall development objective of the Hazards Risk Mitigation and Emergency Preparedness (HRMEP) Project is to assist the Government of Romania in reducing the environmental, social, financial and economic vulnerability to natural disasters and water pollution accidents from mining activities through: (i) strengthening the institutional and technical capacity for disaster management and emergency response; (ii) implementing risk reduction measures for floods, landslides and earthquakes; (iii) improving the safety of dams; (iv) establishing a financially sustainable national disaster insurance system; and (v) mitigating the environmental impacts of accidental spills and release of hazardous materials in the Danube River and Black Sea Basins.The project global environmental objective is to protect the integrity of the Danube River and Black Sea Basins by mitigating the risk of water pollution from mining accidents and reducing catastrophic and persistence erosion sources of transboundary pollution loads. In support of this objective, the project through a proposed GEF co-financed component will improve the management of tailings facilities and thereby reduce pollution from tailing dams in Romania to the Danube River and Black Sea Basins.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Project Approved
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
The World Bank
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Industry and Resources
GEF Period:
GEF - 3
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
350,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
7,000,000 USD
Co-financing Total
11,178,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
1,110,000 USD
Total Cost 18,528,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
01 Nov 2002
Preparation Grant Approved
12 May 2003
Concept Approved
01 Feb 2004
Project Approved for Implementation
14 Apr 2004
Project closed
30 Jun 2012