Lebanon’s Presentation – Steering Committee – Concessional Financial Facility -Beirut, July 28, 2016.

REPUBLIC OF LEBANON Concessional Financing Facility (CFF) – First Steering Committee Meeting July 28, 2016 Movenpick Hotel Beirut Mr. Alain Bifani Director General Ministry of Finance Country / Donor / ISA Coordination & Approval Mechanism • Identification of needs. • Working Groups’ meetings. • In-country projects’ approval process. Country / Donor / ISA Coordination Identification of needs • Meeting between DG MoF, WB, UN and line ministries /CDR at the WB premises in Beirut to introduce the New MENA Financing Initiative. December 17, 2015 • MoF formally requests from line ministries and CDR the identification of Priority Development Investment Programs for Concessional Financing. January 8, 2016 Identification of Priority Development Investment Programs through intensive consultations with line ministries / CDR. Country / Donor / ISA Coordination Working Group Meetings • 2 nd Working Group Meeting on MENA new financing initiative in Amman: Presentation by DG MOF of the macro/fiscal situation and the impact of the Syrian crisis. January 25, 2016 • London conference: Lebanon’s statement of intent and crisis response plan presented by the Prime Minister. February 4, 2016 • 3 rd Working Group Meeting in Jeddah: Lebanon’s Priority Investment Programs related to the impact of the Syrian Refugee Crisis presented by DG MoF. March 14, 2016 • Spring meetings: Pledging session held in Washington DC for the MENA financing initiative. DG MoF presented Lebanon’s case. April 15, 2016 Expression of interest from Donors Country / Donor / ISA Coordination • Extensive consultations related to Lebanon’s flow of projects held with: (alphabetical order) – DFID. – EBRD (although awaiting Lebanon’s ratification of membership). – European Investment Bank. – Islamic Development Bank. – JICA. – UN. – World Bank Group. – Various embassies / bilaterals / potential donors. Country / Donor / ISA Coordination Working Group Meetings •Lebanon Development Forum, chaired by UN and WB, was held at WB premises to discuss the outcomes of the MENA financing initiative and provide an update on the establishment of implementation arrangements and the follow up on commitments. May 12, 2016 •MENA concessional financing facility mission led by Mr. Franck Bousquet: Meeting with stakeholders (MoF/ UN/ CDR/ donors) explaining how the MENA CFF will be operationalized and determine the next steps. June 2016 June 2016 •Projects and programs presented to the Council of ministers for approval. Council of Ministers Approval Council of Ministers In-country Projects’ approval process Identification of Line Ministries’ needs Local consultation at Lebanon Development Forum (chaired by UN and WB) High level Steering Group (chaired by Prime Minister) through CFF Lebanon Steering Committee Appraisal of the project by ISA and CFF approval Loan Negotiation and COM approval Parliament Ratification Steering Committee makes funding decision Trustee allocates funding ISA approves project internally Trustee commits funding ISA receives funding In a nutshell: • Priorities set through an elaborate process led by MOF with line ministries / CDR. • Strong coordination between GoL and all ISAs (inc. WB, UN, IDB, EIB, JICA…). • Permanent consultations with Donors and ISAs. Lebanon’s Priority Investment Programs to Address the Impact of the Syrian Refugee Crisis Two Power Plant Expansion projects (750M$ each) Lake Qaraoun Pollution prevention project (135M$) Bus Rapid Transit (250M$) Lebanon Industrial Upgrading Program (50M$) Education program support to RACE (110M$) Completion of ongoing wastewater projects (170M$) Improve water management activities (25M$) Roads and Employment Program (510M$) Improve SME competitiveness and ability to create jobs (4M$) National Poverty Targeting Program (60M$) Tripoli Port Improvement (55M$) Rehabilitation of Railway link between Tripoli and the Syrian border (66M$) Tripoli Special Economic Zone Development (25M$) Universal Health Coverage (60M$) Lebanon Education Project Support to RACE (110M$) • Through RACE initiative, partners including the World Bank have come together to improve access to formal education for Syrian refugee children and underprivileged Lebanese children in the country. • The main objective of the Support to RACE program is to strengthen the Lebanese education system’s capacity and to provide quality education services for all Lebanese and refugee children. Lebanon Education Project Support to RACE (110M$) Main components: Pillar I – Equitable Access: achieve enhanced access to, and demand from, Syrianü and host children and their caregivers; for equitable formal or non-formal education pathways. Pillar II – Enhanced Quality: in terms of education services and learningü environments provided, to ensure relevant, age-appropriate learning outcomes for children. Pillar III – Strengthened systems: focus on enhanced governance and managerialü capacities of MEHE and CERD to plan, budget, deliver, monitor, and evaluate education services. Lebanon Education Project Support to RACE (110M$) Cost and financing: Total cost 210 M$ (school constructionü & curriculum) of which 100 M$ financed from IDA credit (World Bank). Project appraisal completed in July 2016.ü Improve SME competitiveness & ability to create jobs (4M$) Main components: Provision of technical advisory services to MSMEs to help them improve their operationsü and business best practices and restoring their competitiveness. Provision of financial incentives to upgrade and improve MSMEs operations based onü diagnostic results and link with financial institutions (microcredit and banks). Cost and Financing: Estimated cost: 4 M$.ü Expected benefit: Contribute to mitigating the impact of the Syrian crisis on Lebanese host communities andü refugees through expansion of SMEs and job creation (sizeable potential). Secure better access to markets and stronger governance (sustainability, formality)ü Secure better access to financial resources.ü Lebanon Industrial Upgrading Program (50M$) Main component: Construction of infrastructure for industrial zones in selected sectors in the below areas: Baalbeck ≈ 45,000 sq.m.ü Terbol – Koussaya ≈ 1,450,000 sq.m.ü Bkifa – Joun area ≈ 250,000 sq.m.ü Cost and financing: Total cost: 50M$ of which 7M€ proposed for Italian financing.ü Project and technical studies completed; initial phase of project implementation toü commence in 2017 financed through Italian Cooperation. Lebanon Industrial Upgrading Program (50M$) Expected benefits: The industrial sector has big job creation potential, and suffers, among others, from highü cost of land Clustering encouragement leading to a better organization for the industrial sector by theü Ministry of Industry. Low cost, specialized and modern land for industrialists.ü Better cooperation between factories to improve their environmental and economicü performance by reducing waste and increasing resource efficiency (raw materials, energy, water,…). Promote sustainable development.ü Host and Refugees’ needs in the Transportation Sector • Lebanon’s road network is generally in poor condition, particularly in lagging regions such as in the North, in the Bekaa, and in other rural communities across Lebanon. • The influx of Syrian refugees have substantially increased the stress on the road network, with high increase in traffic and associated loads (supply trucks…) on some sections resulting in substantial deterioration of the road network across the country, and particularly in the lagging regions where refugees are more concentrated. • In addition, some missing critical sections of the network need to be built and/or expanded to accommodate the increasing traffic demand and to improve accessibility between towns and secondary cities in the regions. • The influx of Syrian refugees, has practically increased population and mobility demands by about 30%, and has exacerbated mobility problems, resulting in severe traffic congestions on Lebanon’s transport network, which is already over-saturated, particularly in the Greater Beirut Area (GBA), and between Beirut and the regions. Negative impact on growth and job creation. • High population density, scarcity of land, increased income levels, increased motorization, and increased population compounded by refugees have all resulted in a rapid increase in traffic volumes. • Traffic volumes in GBA’s main arterials can reach 300,000 thousands vehicles per day and peak hour speeds range between 25 – 30 km/h on main arterials to less than 10km/h on local streets. There are currently about 1.2 million vehicles in Lebanon. • In the absence of reliable public transport, transport costs are high and most users rely on private vehicles to meet their transportation needs and private cars consist of over 80 percent of vehicles circulating in Lebanon and in GBA. Host and Refugees’ needs in the Transportation Sector Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) – Phase 1 (250M$) Main components: Construction of the BRT dedicatedü lanes, pedestrians bridges and crossings, escalators and ITS system. Purchase of the buses required for theü BRT system. Purchase of 250 feeder buses andü installation of supporting infrastructure. Consultancy service to plan, regulateü and manage public transport. Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) – Phase 1 (250 M$) Cost and Financing: Phase 1 of the project: 250 M$.ü World Bank financing under preparation.ü IDB is considering financing Phase 2 of the Project.ü Expected benefits: Reduce traffic congestion to the benefit of host communities and Syrian refugees.ü Improve connectivity by providing reliableü & affordable public transportation alternatives between Beirut-Tabarja-Tripoli, mainly benefiting refugees and lowincome people and giving an easy access to Beirut and its suburbs. Impact of the Syrian Crisis on the Energy Sector • The additional demand for electricity is detected through the following practices: 1.2 million additional users due to the flow of refugees;ü Connection of improvised accommodations, such as informal settlements,ü collective sites, substandard shelters and unfinished buildings to the electricity grid; Increased residential load where displaced populations are being hosted;ü Increased residential load where displaced populations are rentingü accommodation; Increased load from hotels and other rented accommodations, whereü occupancy has increased because of displaced populations. Main Component: Construction of a combined cycle power plant (with a capacity of 450-550 MW) designed for a triple–fuel firing system considering heavy fuel oil (HFO), and natural gas (NG) as primary fuel and light fuel oil (LFO) as backup fuel. Two Power Plant Expansion Project (Zahrani or Silaata) (750M$ each) Cost and Financing: 750 M$ for each power plant.ü Potential financing counterpart:ü EIB, IDB, AFESD (financing requests sent). Expected benefits: Expansion of generation capacity toü improve electricity supply necessary to meet growing national electricity demand Direct and indirect job creationü Improve water management activities (25M$) Main components: Mitigate the impact of refugees and secure new needs.ü Tanks and reservoirs.ü Distribution of equipment and microcredit.ü Extension services.ü Expected benefits: Promote water conservation.ü Promote improved irrigation practices and favor new jobs in the agriculture.ü Enhance farmers’ capacity and enhance farming job creation.ü Land reclamation and strengthening of the agriculture sector potential.ü Completion of ongoing wastewater projects (170M$) Main components: Secure the increased needs of host and refugees’ communities.ü Completion of WW Networks within the drainage area of Tripoli WWTP, and Jbeil WWTP,ü and implementation of second phase of networks in Koura Caza and Tripoli. Completion of WW Networks within the drainage area of Aabde-Akkar WWTP.ü Construction of a wastewater treatment collection and conveyance system of Sahel Areaü in Akkar-Caza. Construction of a wastewater treatment collection and conveyance system of Fnaidekü Area in Akkar- Caza. Other remaining important collection networks in different locations targetingü improvement of health & sanitary situation. Completion of ongoing wastewater projects (170M$) Cost and financing: Total cost: 170 M$.ü EIB shows interest in supporting part of the scheme based on a ready feasibilityü study. Expected benefits: To improve the waste water collection service in the regions with a high presenceü of Syrian refugees. To protect the water table from pollution coming from the waste waterü discharges without proper collection and treatment. Tripoli Special Economic Zone (25M$) Main components: Initial investment comprises theü development of core on-site infrastructure (road network, street lightning, electricity network, telecommunications, potable water network, drainage network, landscaping,..) and preparation of common and lease space within Tripoli Port area; Development of regulatory andü licensing framework. Reclaimed area for the TSEZ Tripoli Special Economic Zone (25M$) Cost and Financing: 25 M$ estimated cost for the initial investment.ü USAID financed market feasibility study, being updated by the World Bank.ü Land reclamation contract ongoing with local funding as a preparation step for thisü project. Expected benefits: Economic growth, export expansion and diversification of the national industrial base.ü Creation of direct jobs with provision of efficient business, customs and infrastructureü services to tenants and value-addition services to port. Further indirect and induced job creation, depending on linkages with local and widerü domestic economy. Development of close partnership with local business sector.ü Health Coverage (60M$) Main components: Increasing the number of contracted primary health care centers in the program to include allü 230 clinics in the PHC Network; i.e. 145 additional clinics distributed throughout the country and used by both Lebanese and refugees on equal bases; Strengthening the skills and capacity of all clinics in order to attend to the increased demandü among Syrian refugees; Expedite the expansion and implementation of the accreditation program to cover allü contracted clinics; Expanding the package of health services to include case management of additional diseases,ü such as cardiovascular diseases, mental health; Expanding the provision of subsidized health care to all poor Lebanese enrolled in the NPTPü program, i.e. an additional 200,000 poor individuals to reach a total of around 350,000 individuals, knowing that more than 190,000 additional Lebanese fell under the poverty line since the beginning of Syria’s crisis. Health Coverage (60M$) Cost and Financing: Expected cost 60 M$.ü Expected benefits: Benefits both Syrian refugees and Lebanese poor in the host communities.ü Strengthen the resilience of the health sector to address the growing needs of hostü communities and refugees. Strengthen health systems at both the central and facility level.ü Main Components: Expanding social assistanceü packages and garduation programs for the poor. Strengthening MoSA capacityü and social service delivery. National Poverty Targeting Program (60M$) National Poverty Targeting Program (60M$) Cost and Financing: 60 M$: via the World Bankü Expected benefits: Expand the coverage and enhance the social assistance package of the nationalü Poverty Targeting Program to Lebanese affected by the Syrian crisis and all Lebanese households under the extreme poverty line. Reduce poverty and vulnerability and increase social cohesion.ü This program will help streamline subsidies and create fiscal space to the benefitü of hard-hit areas/people & capital expenditure. 1 -Roads and Employment Program. 2 – Tripoli Port Improvement. 3- Rehabilitation of Railway Link between Tripoli Port and Syrian Border. 4 – Lake Qaraoun Pollution Prevention Project. Projects ready to launch in Year 2016 : – 1- Roads and Employment Program Program Description and Proposal for CFF Financing Roads and Employment Program (510M$) • Main objectives: Improve access to jobs andü markets, as well as connectivity in the regions. It will contribute to the development of lagging regions; particularly those most affected by refugees. Create employment opportunitiesü and better access to services and markets. Allow people in need for job toü circulate and access areas where opportunities exist. • It’s a 5 years program. • It will be implemented in two phases, with the first phase of USD 300 million covering the first 3 years of the program. Cost in million USD Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Total Roads Rehabilitation & Equipment Purchase 78 108 108 53 53 400 Roads Upgrade 50 50 100 Capacity Building 2 2 2 2 2 10 Total 80 110 110 105 105 510 Phase I Phase II • Phase I will be implemented in three years under two parallel projects: The first project financed by the World Bank (CFF) with a cost of $200 million.Ø The second project financed by JICA with a cost of $100 million.Ø • The technical and implementation aspects of both projects under Phase I are being coordinated by the World Bank. • The government’s implementation agency is the CDR. Roads and Employment Program –Phase I (300M$) Financial and Implementation Arrangements Component 1: Roads Rehabilitation and Maintenance (260M$). This will include the rehabilitation and maintenance of about 750 km of primary, secondary, and tertiary roads all over Lebanon, including road safety works. Component 2: Improving Response Capacity to Emergency Road Works (10M$) It will finance road vehicles and equipment to deal with emergency road repairs, particularly those associated with climate extremes such as snowplows and trucks. Component 3: Capacity Building (6M$) It will finance the creation of a road asset management system, the development of a national road safety strategy and action plan, training provision to small contractors and workers, and supporting a project implementation unit. The remaining $24 million will be reserved as price contingencies. Roads and Employment Program –Phase I (300M$) Project Components and Description • Preliminary and rough calculations estimate that Phase I will create about 2.5 million labor-days of direct short term jobs. • Substantial supply chain and indirect jobs (quarries, cement, transportation…) will also be created, as well as broader socio-economic benefits related to better access to jobs and markets. • GoL is working with The World Bank and ILO to produce more detailed estimates on the number and type of direct and indirect jobs that will be created, and the broader socio-economic benefits of the project for host communities and refugees. Roads and Employment Program –Phase I (300M$) Employment Potential Activity Date Project Appraisal September 30, 2016 CFF virtual approval October 30, 2016 Project Negotiations November 15, 2016 World Bank Board December 22, 2016 Roads and Employment Program –Phase I Timetable of WB loan – 2 – Tripoli Port Improvement Program Description and Proposal for CFF Financing Tripoli Port Improvement Tripoli has one of the major concentration of Syrian refugees in Lebanon NeedàIncrease in Shipment Volumeà Increase in Demand/Supply àIncrease in number of Refugees Increase in Job Opportunities for Low-Skilled Refugees:àfor additional Port Storage Capacity Due to the closure of transit roads to Syria coupled with increase in demand for Goods, Food and Equipment to supply the influx of Syrian refugees, the number of ships using the Tripoli port has increased from 45 Vessels/Month to 75 Vessels/Month. This requires creating/constructing additional storage space to contain the added freight. The current workforce employed at Tripoli Port for operation is around 500 workers of which 40% are Syrian, which is expected to increase to 1300 workers after expansion. The Tripoli Port Improvement Project would create an additional 750,000 labor-days during construction, creating job opportunities for Syrian workers 43 Presentation Title Tripoli Port Improvement ($55 M) This project consists of completing the infrastructure and buildings at the Port of Tripoli. Main objectives: Increase port storage andü operating capacity. Increase port efficiency andü revenues Upgrade administrative andü security services at the port. Position the port of Tripoli as aü gateway for the development of the North and the reconstruction of Syria. Create employment opportunities.ü Component 1: Development of port infrastructure and storage area Construction of 55,000 m2 container storage area, to be added to the existing 15,000 m2 already executed in Phase I, reaching a total container storage area of around 70,000 m2. The additional storage area will expand the capacity to 600,000 TEUs which will complement the ongoing plans for the expansion of the container terminal capacity. Component 2: Construction of associated facilities Construction of warehouses, a fire station, and administrative buildings (customs, security, port administration), among others, to improve and modernize the port management and operations. Component 3: Capacity building This will include the strengthening of the capacity of the port authority and supporting a project implementation unit. Tripoli Port Improvement (55M$) Project Components and Description Tripoli Port Improvement (55M$) Financial and Implementation Arrangements • This project is proposed for IDB financing under the CFF. • Government is committed to invest $28 million in reclamation, dredging and other sea works • Port will be operated by a private company on a 75%-25% revenue sharing (company selected and cranes and other operating equipment ordered and expected delivery before end 2016) • Project expected to be completed within three years (detailed designs are ready). • The government’s Implementing Agency is CDR, in coordination with the Tripoli Port Authority / MPWT. • The project will create about 800,000 labor-days of direct short term jobs. • Substantial supply chain (quarries, cement, transportation…) and longer term jobs (work in port operations) will also be created. • Broader socio-economic benefits in Lebanon, and later in Syria as well, related to lower transport costs, also in the prospect of Syria’s reconstruction. Tripoli Port Improvement (55M$) Employment Potential Activity Date Project Appraisal September 30, 2016 CFF approval October 30, 2016 Project Negotiations November 15, 2016 IDB Board December 15, 2016 Tripoli Port Improvement (55M$) Timetable – 2 – Rehabilitation of the Railway Link between Tripoli Port and the Syrian Border Project Proposal for CFF Financing • Huge pressure on jobs in North Lebanon (Gap equivalent to 35,000 jobs to reach the national average), and Syrian refugees close to 50% additional population to permanent northern residents. • During the construction phase, the project will create job opportunities for Lebanese & Syrian workers (Syrian workers represent the big majority of the total workforce in the construction sector). Preliminary figures show that the project will create about 600,000 labor-days of direct short term jobs. • Substantial supply chain and longer term jobs (railway operations) will also be created. • Broader socio-economic benefits. • Until the Syrian situation goes back to normal, the rail line will be used for trade between Tripoli Port to the hub at the border, followed by land transportation into Syria. In addition, it will transport Syrian and Lebanese passengers between Tripoli and the main stations within the Lebanese Territory. Rehabilitation of the Railway Link between Tripoli Port & the Syrian Border (66 M$) 50 Presentation Title Rehabilitation of the Railway Link between Tripoli Port and the Syrian Border ($66 M) Main objectives: Rehabilitateü & reconstruct the Lebanese section of a rail link between the port of Tripoli to the Syrian border (35 km), as part of the Lebanon railway network. Enable the dispatch of goodsü (containerized and bulk) from and to the Port of Tripoli towards regional markets. Enable the transport of passengersü between Tripoli, Minieyh, and Akkar, and later to Syria. Project total cost is US$ 90M: I) US$ 24M committed by the GoL to cover: -Studies, Design, EIA, construction supervision (US$ 4M) -Construction of rail bridges: 8 bridges and one viaduct (US$ 20M). II) US$ 66M proposed for CFF financing: – Construction of infrastructure for single-track rail line from the port to the Syrian border (35 Km, including port connection), ballast, drainage system, marine protection, switches and signalization; Status of preparation: -Detailed design completed. -Tender documents ready (tenders for bridges and viaducts under Government financing ready to launch) -Necessary RoW for double track expansion, stations and branch to local airport secured (including necessary Government decrees) Rehabilitation of the Railway Link between Tripoli Port & the Syrian Border (66 M$) Project Description and Cost Rehabilitation of the Railway Link between Tripoli Port & the Syrian Border (66 M$) Financial and Implementation Arrangements • This project is proposed for IDB financing. • Project will be implemented in three years as technical designs are ready, and some material (rails) already bought. • The government’s implementation agency is CDR, in coordination with the Ministry of Public Works and Transport and the Railways and Public Transport Authority. • The total project cost is estimated at about 90 M$, of which 24 M$ has already been allocated by the Government. • Preliminary calculations estimate that the project will create about 700,000 labordays of direct short term jobs. • Substantial supply chain and longer term jobs (work in railway operations) will also be created. • Broader socio-economic benefits. Rehabilitation of the Railway Link between Tripoli Port & the Syrian Border (66 M$) Employment Potential Activity Date Project Appraisal September 30, 2016 CFF approval October 30, 2016 Project Negotiations November 15, 2016 IDB Board December 15, 2016 Rehabilitation of the Railway Link between Tripoli Port & the Syrian Border (66 M$) Timetable – 4 – Lake Qaraoun Pollution Prevention Project Project Description and Proposal for CFF Financing Lake Qaraoun and Surrounding areas Qaraoun Lake is the major water reservoir feeding the agriculture sector (irrigation) of the Bekaa plain and supplying water for the Bekaa region. Syrian workers are traditionally a big majority in the agriculture sector. The pollution situation of the Lake has deteriorated with the influx of 387,000 Syrian Refugees (35% of the total registered Syrian Refugees) reside in the Bekaa, in addition to the de facto settlement near the Litani River borders. The refugees influx has doubled the quantity of municipal wastewater and municipal solid waste dumped in the river. Due to urgency of the situation, the GoL established the Qaraoun Committee to revisit the Business Plan for Combating Pollution of the Qaraoun Lake. The first phase of the Lake Qaraoun Pollution Prevention Project is a major initiative of the Business Plan aiming at reducing the municipal wastewater pollution. Beneficiaries are 344,000 Lebanese and 525,000 refugees (registered and non registered) currently residing in the Bekaa area. LAKE QARAOUN POLLUTION PREVENTION PROJECT (135M$) Main components: • Phase 1 (55 M$): Construct the still needed waste water treatment plants and sewage networksü • Phase 2 (80 M$): Rehabilitate priority dumpsü Manage hazardous wastesü This project is critical to boost the agriculture sector, and help create jobs and value in the Bekaa valley. Syrians have traditionally provided most of the labor force in this sector and in that region. LAKE QARAOUN POLLUTION PREVENTION PROJECT Phase 1 (55M$) LAKE QARAOUN POLLUTION PREVENTION PROJECT (135M$) • Main objectives: Reduce the quantity of untreated municipal sewage discharged into theü Litany River and improve pollution management around the lake. Approximately 340,000 people will get improved access to sanitationü through sewer networks and house connections. & 750 farmers in the West Beqaa and Zahlé areas will improve the quality of their agricultural products and their ability to expand. Indirect beneficiaries cover the population of Beqaa governorateü estimated at around 800,000 people through a cleaner environment along the upper Litany River & improved quality of agricultural products. Component 1. Improvement of municipal sewage collection (IBRD 50.5M$, GoL 5M$ ). It will finance activities that increase sewerage collection in areas where wastewater treatment plants have been constructed (or planned to be constructed) to maximize the use of these investments. Component 2. Promotion of good agricultural practices (including integrated pest management) (IBRD 1.5M$) 2.1 It will promote the use of sustainable production systems among farmers by introducing GAP, including reduced fertilizer application and selected IPM measures-for example reduced pesticides application. Resulting in increased quality of agricultural products, farmers’ savings and reduced pollution of the Litany River. 2.2 It will target about 750 large farmers located in the West Beqaa and Zahlé districts; Activities will be implemented through the Farmer Field Schools (FFS) methodology to train and empower farmers on the use of IPM techniques and the proper handling and disposal of pesticides Component 3. Solid Waste, Water Quality Monitoring, Capacity Building, and Project Management (IBRD 3M$) It will improve pollution management around Qaraoun Lake through technical assistance focused on studies in solid waste management, improving water quality and resource modeling, trash removal from Litany river bed through outreach activities with local communities and improving the capacity of the BWE to manage water supply & wastewater LAKE QARAOUN POLLUTION PREVENTION PROJECT Phase 1 (55M$) Project Components and Description LAKE QARAOUN POLLUTION PREVENTION PROJECT Financial and Implementation Arrangements • Phase 1 of the project was approved on July 14, 2016 by the WB’s board of directors. Phase 2 is ready for financing. • Project will be implemented over five years • The government’s implementation agency is CDR in coordination with the Ministry of Energy and Water and the Litany River Authority, the BWE, the MoA and the MoE. • This project creates jobs in the agriculture sector, and caters for needs that have been greatly increased by the presence of refugees. Thank you

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