POPs Management and Destruction Project

Project Summary

This project would be the first "NIP implementation" project funded by the GEF. The project would build on on-going baseline activities in Moldova to implement the priority interventions identified in the National Implementation Plan that was developed over the last two years under the GEF-funded enabling activities led by the WB. The project would assist the GoM in confining stockpiles of pesticides and PCBs in such a way that harm to the environment or human health is prevented, as well as strengthening institutional capacity in Moldova to address POPs-related issues and raising awareness at various levels of society.WP inclusionThe main development objective of the project would be sustainable POPs stockpiles management to eliminate future POPs pollution. The global project objective is to protect the environment and human health by safely managing and disposing of stockpiles of POPs contaminated pesticides and PCBs and strengthening the regulatory and institution arrangement for the long term control of POPs and other toxic substances in line with the requirements of the Stockholm Convention and other related conventions and protocols ratified by Moldova.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
The World Bank
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Ecology, Construction and Territorial Development
GEF Period:
GEF - 3
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
330,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
6,350,000 USD
Co-financing Total
6,250,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
711,000 USD
Total Cost 12,930,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
09 Apr 2004
Preparation Grant Approved
28 May 2004
Concept Approved
01 Jul 2005
Project Approved for Implementation
16 Nov 2005
Project closed
31 Dec 2010