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Project Detail

Country

Ecuador

Project Number

EC-T1027

Approval Date

October 25, 2004

Project Status

Closed

Project Type

Technical Cooperation

Sector

ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL DISASTERS

Subsector

ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL DISASTERS

Lending Instrument

-

Lending Instrument Code

-

Modality

-

Facility Type

-

Environmental Classification

-

Total Cost

USD 4,000.00

Country Counterpart Financing

USD 0.00

Original Amount Approved

USD 4,000.00

Financial Information
Operation Number Lending Type Reporting Currency Reporting Date Signed Date Fund Financial Instrument
ATN/SF-8912-EC Sovereign Guaranteed USD - United States Dollar Fund for Special Operations Nonreimbursable
Operation Number ATN/SF-8912-EC
  • Lending Type: Sovereign Guaranteed
  • Reporting Currency: USD - United States Dollar
  • Reporting Date:
  • Signed Date:
  • Fund: Fund for Special Operations
  • Financial Instrument: Nonreimbursable
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