Pre-feasibility Analysis for the Pollution Reduction Component of The Alexandria Coastal Zone Management Project (ACZMP)

  • 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.

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