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Sustainable Development Basin Border Area Río Sixaola
To promove and coordinate between Costa Rica and Panama for the Sustainable Development of the Watershed of Rio Sixaola and the forested areas and coastal marine areas.

Project Detail

Country

Regional

Project Number

TC0112040

Approval Date

October 17, 2002

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 460,000.00

Country Counterpart Financing

USD 60,000.00

Original Amount Approved

USD 400,000.00

Financial Information
Operation Number Lending Type Reporting Currency Reporting Date Signed Date Fund Financial Instrument
ATN/SI-8060-RS Sovereign Guaranteed USD - European Euro Spanish TC Fund for Consult Srvcs (ICEX) Nonreimbursable
Operation Number ATN/SI-8060-RS
  • Lending Type: Sovereign Guaranteed
  • Reporting Currency: USD - European Euro
  • Reporting Date:
  • Signed Date:
  • Fund: Spanish TC Fund for Consult Srvcs (ICEX)
  • Financial Instrument: Nonreimbursable

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Preparation Phase
https://www.iadb.org/document.cfm?id=EZSHARE-1139615997-1066
Procurement Plan Sustainable Development Basin Border Area Rio Sixaola (TC0112040) [281740].DOC
Published Dec. 31, 1999
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