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Design and Financing of Desalination Plants in Northern Chile
The objective of the Project is to secure alternative sources of water through desalination plants in order to conserve and protect scarce water resources in Chile. The goal of the Project is to identify viable institutional frameworks and business model suitable for Arica and Copiapó in Chile

The Northern Chile has been known as one of the most arid region of the world. Scarcity of water resources has been a direct result of the prevailing climate and soil conditions in regions such as Arica & Parinacota and Atacama. Further, water use in agriculture and various industries have led to the overexploitation of existing surface and underground water resources.
The lack of consistent and quality water has become an impediment to economic growth for the Arica & Parinacota and Atacama regions in Chile. To address this challenge, desalination plants have proposed as a possible solution. However, the institutional framework and the business plan for viable plants suitable for the two regions in Chile have not been developed.
The proposed TC will assist in the development of desalination plants in the Arica & Parinacota and Atacama regions.

Project Detail

Country

Chile

Project Number

CH-T1095

Approval Date

December 9, 2009

Project Status

Closed

Project Type

Technical Cooperation

Sector

WATER AND SANITATION

Subsector

WATER AND SANITATION

Lending Instrument

-

Lending Instrument Code

-

Modality

-

Facility Type

-

Environmental Classification

Likely to cause minimal or no negative environmental and associated social impacts

Total Cost

USD 400,000.00

Country Counterpart Financing

USD 50,000.00

Original Amount Approved

USD 350,000.00

Financial Information
Operation Number Lending Type Reporting Currency Reporting Date Signed Date Fund Financial Instrument
ATN/OC-11997-CH Sovereign Guaranteed USD - United States Dollar Ordinary Capital Nonreimbursable
Operation Number ATN/OC-11997-CH
  • Lending Type: Sovereign Guaranteed
  • Reporting Currency: USD - United States Dollar
  • Reporting Date:
  • Signed Date:
  • Fund: Ordinary Capital
  • Financial Instrument: Nonreimbursable

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Implementation Phase
https://www.iadb.org/document.cfm?id=EZSHARE-226058540-71
Procurement Plan
Plan de Adquisiciones OCT2011-OCT2012 Programa de Diseñó y financiamiento de plantas Desalinizadora 2011 [36542248].PDF
Feb. 22, 2012
Spanish
Preparation Phase
https://www.iadb.org/document.cfm?id=EZSHARE-226058540-24
Plan of Operations
DESIGN AND FINANCING OF DESALINATION PLANTS IN NORTHERN CHILE [35028297].PDF
Dec. 31, 1999
English
https://www.iadb.org/document.cfm?id=EZSHARE-226058540-18
TC Brief
Desing and Financing of Desalination Plants in Northern Chile [35003833].PDF
Dec. 31, 1999
English

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