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Mexico - Northern Border Environment Project (English)

The main objective of the Northern Border Environment Project will be to improve environmental quality on the border by assisting municipal, state and federal authorities to: a) strengthen their environmental planning, management, and enforcement capabilities; and b) carry out priority investments and action plans effectively and efficiently with a view to preserving the environment, reversing past degradation, and reducing health risks. The project will have two inter-related components. The first one involves institutional strengthening and hazardous waste management. This component will: 1) improve the capabilities of federal, state and municipal authorities for more effective environmental management; 2) help develop a strategy to implement the government's national policy on hazardous waste and carry out a pilot program to test the use of transportable treatment units; 3) support initiatives to protect ecological areas and biodivesity; and 4) support planning and preparation of future actions. The second component involves environmental services improvement. This component will address the border's most serious environmental problems associated with urban pollution: 1) water supply and sanitation; 2) solid waste; 3) air quality, urban transport, and paving.


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    Memorandum & Recommendation of the President

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    Latin America & Caribbean,

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    Mexico - Northern Border Environment Project

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Mexico - Northern Border Environment Project (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.