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Egyptian Pollution Abatement Project (EPAPII)

The Egyptian Pollution Abatement Project (EPAPII) is one of the main projects managed by the Ministry of State for Environmental Affairs (MSEA). Its main goals are to assist the Egyptian industry to comply with the environmental regulation, as well as improving its environmental performance altogether.

EPAPII is a project financed jointly by the World Bank (WB), the European Investment Bank (EIB).The Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) and the French Development Agency.  Additional technical andsubsidy support is provided by the European Commission (EC), Facility for Euro-Mediterranean Investment and Partnership (FEMIP) through EIB, the Government of Finland, & the Government of Egypt are provided.

EPAP II's Objectives

  • To provide soft financing package to support industrial pollution abatement projects in industrial establishments from both public & private sectors.

  • To develop sustainable financial, technical and institutional mechanisms for pollution abatement to decrease the pollution loads in selected hot-spots areas in greater Cairo and Alexandria governorates in order to improve local environmental conditions.

  • To introduce suitable environmental management approaches, improve the quality of inspection activities, develop technical capacity of environmental institutions as well as participating banks and improve public information, awareness and activity relating to industrial environmental affairs in Egypt, particularly in Greater Cairo and Alexandria areas.

The investment component provides soft financing to support industrial establishments from both public and private sectors.

The National Bank of Egypt (NBE) is the Apex bank through which resources provided by the Co-financers will be made available for financing environmental projects in industrial establishments. The company should provide 10% at least of the total investment to cover civil works, custom & taxes.

The Co-financers package consists of a grant of 20% of the total investments cost and 80% loan on commercial terms with 1-2 years grace period and up to 8 years total repayment period.

The Technical and Institutional Support Component provides technical support to the industry for upgrading their environmental performance, institutional support to improve the enforcement of the environmental regulations and support of awareness efforts of media and NGOs.

Email

genhegazy@gmail.com

Contact

General Ahmed Hegazy, EPAPII -Project Director

Tel

+202 25261419

Fax

+202 25261421

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Egyptian Environment Initiatives Fund (EEIF)

This project aims to encourage small and medium enterprises (SMEs), non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and entrepreneurs to implement environmental projects which help preserve Egypt's natural resources, especially soil and water. It provides both technical and financial assistance.

The Egyptian Environmental Initiatives Fund (EEIF) is a responsive financing mechanism to support SME and NGO initiatives which offer a high potential for sustainable success, innovation and replication, and which strengthen the role of these organizations in environmental policy development and implementation. The Fund has three components supported by environmental awareness and promotion efforts:

  1. Environmental Management and Technology.
  2. Community Participation.
  3. Green Enterprise.

http://www.acdi- cida.gc.ca/CIDAWEB/webcountry.nsf
/41e6d2d41fc0cbc28525687a0068338a/3c9f04ea2330ae9f8525696e0055a1a2?OpenDocument

Email

rick.mctaggart@dfait-maeci.gc.ca

Contact

Rick Mctaggart-Country-Program Director

Tel

+202 7943110

Fax

+202 7947659

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Egyptian Environmental Protection Fund (EPF)

The Environmental Protection Fund (EPF) is a fund established under Law 4/1994 within The Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency (EEAA). Its goal is to stimulate investment in the environmental sector in Egypt to support the government's environmental. social and economic policies. To realize this goal, the EPF provides financial assistance on a competitive basis for projects that benefit the environment. In addition. The EPF seeks to foster partnerships between the financial community and both the public and private business sectors to increase investment in environmental initiatives.

http://www.eeaa.gov.eg/epf/english.htm
http://www.eeaa.gov.eg/epf/how_to_contact_the_epf.htm
http://www.medwetcoast.com/article.php3?id_article=193

Email

envpfund@eeaa.gov.eg

Contact

Mr. Phill Jago-Director

Tel

+202 25256451/2/3

Fax

+202 25246162

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Egyptian Pollution Abatement Project (EPAP)

The broad objectives of the Pollution Abatement Project are to assist Egypt in reducing industrial pollution causing adverse health effects and/or ecological degradation. Its specific objectives are to strengthen the monitoring and enforcement capabilities of the environmental institutions and establish technical and financial mechanisms for supporting pollution abatement investments in Greater Cairo, Alexandria, and the Suez Canal cities of Suez and Ismailia. The project has two main components: 1) The Technical and Institutional Support component provides technical assistance, studies, training, monitoring equipment and field vehicles to support four project sub-components, namely a) strengthening the capacity of environmental affairs agency branches and Governorates Environment Management Units; b) developing pollution abatement action plans for major industrial polluters; c) reviewing and conducting environmental audit programs and training, technical assistance, and establishing a database on cost effectiveness; and d) promoting awareness through seminars, workshops, and media education programs; and strengthening the technical and administrative capacity of local nongovernmental organizations. 2) The Pollution Abatement Investment component funds environmental investment sub-projects in public and private enterprises to bring their effluent discharges and /or air emissions in compliance with environmental protection laws in a cost effective manner.

http://www.eeaa.gov.eg/epap/epap.htm
http://web.worldbank.org/external/projects/main?pagePK=104231&piPK=73230&theSitePK=40941&menuPK=228424&Projectid=P054958

General Address: http://www.worldbank.org

Email

Nelkouesny@worldbank.org

Contact

Nehal Hassan El-Kouesney-Program Assistant

Tel

+202 25741670

Fax

+202 25741676

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Environment Sector Programme (ESP) / Achieving Compliance with environmental regulation in Industry (ACI)

Denmark informed during the Danish-Egyptian Annual Consultations in May 2003 that Danida was to phase-out its bilateral Development Assistance on a grant basis to Egypt over a 6-year period. The decision had been taken in consideration of the fact that Egypt was one of the middle per capita income countries according to the World Bank standards.

http://www.danemb.org.eg/uk2-danida.html

Environment Sector Programme (ESP) / Achieving Compliance with environmental regulation in Industry (ACI)

During the phasing-out the Environment Sector Programme (ESP) will continue to support the Egyptian Government in its efforts to improve the environment, the institutional capacity and to create the framework for the respect of the national law governing the environment.

http://www.danemb.org.eg/uk2-enviro.html

Achieving Compliance with environmental regulation in Industry (ACI) component supports the industry in improving compliance with environmental regulation through Cleaner Production. Cleaner production is the combining term used to describe cleaner technologies involved, end of pipe abatement equipment, and good environmental management.

  • Aims : Services to industry in cleaner production through the Environmental Compliance Office at the Federation of Egyptian Industries.

  • Financing facilities for these environmental management schemes and cleaner production projects.

  • EEAA's increased experiences in awareness, improved environmental management, and cleaner technologies.

The capacity of the Egyptian technical consultants to assist in the implementation of cleaner production in three industrial sectors.

Email

caiamb@cng.com.eg
www.psdprogramme.dk

Tel

+202 27396500

Fax

+202 27396588

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KFW Entwicklungsbank (KfW development bank)

KFW Bankengruppe (KfW banking group) gives impulses for the economy, society and ecology in Germany, Europe and the world over. It supports change and promotes promising ideas.

Environmental Facility / Public Sector Industry (9566449)

The objective of the Facility is to assist the Egyptian Public Sector Industry (including Utilities) to comply with environmental standards set by the Egyptian authorities and, therefore, to make use of technology available to protect the environment. The Facility concentrates on industrial waste water minimization and treatment. Limited solid waste handling and work place improvement measures within the factory are also eligible since the 1999 Benchmark Review. The facility provides Euro M. 26.86 grant for industrial projects and Euro M. 3 for technical Assistance. The cut of date is 31/7/2004 for new reservations (contract award approval-BEAR).

Email

kfwcairo@tedata.net.eg

Director:

Jan Blum
Walid Abdel Rahim

Tel

+202 27369525

Fax

+202 27363702

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SEAM Programme

Support for Environmental Assessment and Management (SEAM) is a major environmental programme implemented by the Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency, Entec UK Ltd and ERM with support from the UK Department for International Development.

SEAM I (1994 - 1999)

developed Governorate Environmental Action Plans (GEAPs) for Sohag and Dakahleya, built environmental capacity and demonstrated the tangible benefits of improved environmental management.

SEAM II (2000 - 2004)

will build on SEAM I successes by improving environmental planning and services for the poor and strengthening decentralized environmental management. SEAM aims at Environmental Management amelioration and protection in an integrated fashion in the governorates of Dakahleya, Sohag, Qena and Damietta. Its main outputs are represented in fully functional environmental management and planning systems in Sohag and Dakahleya (these systems to be replicated in Qeana and Damietta by EEAA), poverty alleviation in the four governorates, and enhanced communication participation and awareness.SEAM activities are poverty focused. Capacity building and working towards sustainable development are integral issues being addressed in all SEAM activities.

http://www.seamegypt.com/
http://www.eeaa.gov.eg/English/info/Project_details.asp?project_id=8

Email

inquiries@seamegypt.org
seam@eis.com.eg

Contact

Mr. Phill Jago-Director

Tel

+202 25259648

Fax

+202 25246162

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