Oportunidades Comerciales del Banco Mundial

The following projects were approved today by the World Bank´s Board of Executive Directors:

Bosnia and Herzegovina  Second Solid Waste Management Project

IBRD Loan: US$25 Million Dollars

TERMS: Maturity = 20 years; Grace = 8 years

IDA Credit: US$15 Million Dollars

TERMS: Maturity = 40 years; Grace = 10 years

Project Description: The Second Solid Waste Management Project for Bosnia
and Herzegovina aims to improve the availability, quality, environmental
soundness, and financial viability of solid waste management services in
participating utilities/regions. There are three components to the project.

Component A: waste management. This component invests in rehabilitating
existing disposal sites, closing wild dumps, improving collection
infrastructure, supporting equipment purchases, and to a limited extent,
converting existing small dump sites to transfer stations. Component B:
capacity building. This component provides technical assistance and
engineering services to participating regions and will finance institutional
strengthening and capacity-building activities benefiting the entity-level
institutions involved in solid waste management. Component C:
project management and operating cost. This component supports Project
Management Unit (PMU) operation in both entities and assists project implementation.

Media Contact
Michael Jones
(202) 473-2588
mjones2@worldbank.org
For project documents, please visit:
http://web.worldbank.org/external/projects/main?pagePK=64283627&piPK=73230&t
heSitePK=40941&menuPK=228424&Projectid=P107998

Brazil (State of Paraiba): Paraiba Second Rural Poverty Reduction Project

IBRD Loan: US$20.9 Million Dollars

TERMS: Maturity = 19 years; Grace = 4 years

Project Description: The Paraiba Second Rural Poverty Reduction Project for
Brazil aims to support the Government of Paraiba’s efforts to reduce the
incidence of rural poverty by: (a) improving access to small-scale
socioeconomic infrastructure and services; (b) raising incomes and capital
assets through investments in productive activities while facilitating
linkages between small producers and national and international markets; and
(c) strengthening the capacity of Municipal Councils (MCs) and Community
Associations (CAs) to raise funding and harmonize policies and institutional
arrangements for delivery of public investments intended to benefit the
rural poor.

Media Contact
Gabriela Aguilar
(202) 473-6768
gaguilar2@worldbank.org
For project documents, please visit:
http://web.worldbank.org/external/projects/main?pagePK=64283627&piPK=73230&t
heSitePK=40941&menuPK=228424&Projectid=P104752

Kyrgyz Republic ? Energy Emergency Assistance Project

IDA Credit: US$5.5 Million Dollars

TERMS: Maturity = 40 years; Grace = 10

IDA Grant: US$5.5 Million Dollars

Project Description: Energy Emergency Assistance Project for Kyrgyz Republic aims to respond to the urgent request made by the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic (GoKR) to support implementation of the Government?s Energy Emergency Mitigation Action Plan (EEMAP) and improve energy security in the country.The objectives of the EEMAP include: (i) sustaining thermal and heat energy supply in the shortest possible timeframe; (ii) initiating preparatory actions for the next two winters when the energy situation is likely to remain in deficit; and (iii) identifying actions to be implemented over the medium- and long-term to improve the energy security o f the country.

Media Contact
Michael Jones
(202) 473-2588
mjones2@worldbank.org
For project documents, please visit:
http://web.worldbank.org/external/projects/main?pagePK=64283627&piPK=73230&t
heSitePK=40941&menuPK=228424&Projectid=P101392