The Alexandria Coastal Zone Management Project (ACZMP) was a sub-program of the Egyptian Pollution Abatement Project (EPAP II), implemented in cooperation with the Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency (EEAA), and financed by a grant from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) that was managed by the World Bank.
The project aimed at improving institutional mechanisms for the sustainable management of coastal zones in Alexandria, in particular reducing the land-based pollution to the Mediterranean Sea.
Environics assessed the project’s proposed alternative interventions for pollution reduction through a pre-feasibility analysis, which comprised:
Conceptual designs for the proposed alternatives, including cost estimates and implementation timeframes;
Identification of the environmental impact of each alternative;
Discussion of the overall arrangements necessary for the implementation and the subsequent operation and maintenance of the proposed intervention, which included the financial and institutional sustainability measures;
Development of a comparison matrix indicating the relative advantages and disadvantages of each alternative, and
Preparation of economic analyses, at the level of detail of a pre-feasibility study, for each proposed alternative.
The pre-feasibility study accounted for the potential implementation of more than one alternative, in terms of possible synergies and/or complications.