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Fishing in the Area of Maxaranguape

Project Detail



Project Number


Approval Date

November 23, 1988

Project Status


Project Type

Loan Operation





Lending Instrument

Programa de Empresariado Social & Pequeños Proyectos

Lending Instrument Code




Facility Type


Environmental Classification


Total Cost

USD 500,000.00

Country Counterpart Financing

USD 0.00

Original Amount Approved

USD 500,000.00

Financial Information
Operation Number Lending Type Reporting Currency Reporting Date Signed Date Fund Financial Instrument
SP/SD-88-16-BR Non-Sovereign Guaranteed USD - Swiss Franc Swiss Technical Cooperation and Small Pr Small Project Financing
Operation Number SP/SD-88-16-BR
  • Lending Type: Non-Sovereign Guaranteed
  • Reporting Currency: USD - Swiss Franc
  • Reporting Date:
  • Signed Date:
  • Fund: Swiss Technical Cooperation and Small Pr
  • Financial Instrument: Small Project Financing
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