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EUROPEAN DEVELOPMENT FUND

The Commission has taken decisions to finance the following schemes from the 5th, 6th and 7th EDFs.

- 8 October 1992

Kenya: Grant of ECU 3 500 000 (emergency aid) to help with humanitarian organisations' assistance programmes for Sudanese, Ethiopian and Somalian refugees, displaced persons and victims of drought and the ethnic conflict in Kenya.

- 22 October 1992

Solomon Islands: 7th EDF grant of ECU 1 750 000 for a human resources development programme (rural training centre).

Mauritius: 7th EDF grant of ECU 1 700 000 for fruit fly control.

Seychelles: 7th EDF grant of ECU 425 000 for environmental protection.

- 26 October 1992

Botswana: 7th EDF grant of ECU 1 000 000 for technical assistance to the Department of Hydraulics.

Mauritius: 7th grant of ECU 1 960 000 for the Rodrigues Natural and Agricultural Resource Management Project.

Niger: 7th EDF grant of ECU 1 100 000 to promote women's organisations and activities.

Togo: 7th EDF grant of ECU 1 200 000 for agro-forestry in Northern Togo.

- 27 October 1992

Burkina Faso: 7th EDF grant of ECU 15 000 000 for the RESO programme (development of water resources in the south west).

Cd'Ivoire: 7th EDF grant of ECU 11 200000 for support for the health sector.

Ethiopia: (Eritrea) 7th EDF grant of ECU 19 800 000 for a short term reconstruction + recovery aid programme for Eritrea.

Burundi: 7th EDF grant of ECU I 1 500 000 to improve access to the town of Kirundo.

Mozambique: 6th EDF grant of ECU 1 000 000 to redevelop the Port of Beira.

Mozambique: Grants of ECU 30 000 000 (SAF) and ECU 15 000 000 (NIP) from the 7th EDF and ECU 9 700000 (SIP) from the 6th EDF as support for the 1992 structural adjustment programme and for a general Import programme.

Sao Tome & Principe: 7th EDF grant of ECU I 500 000 (SAF) for a sectoral import programme to support structural adjustment.

Tuvalu: 7th EDF grant of ECU 900 000 for a fuel import programme.

Tuvalu: 6th EDF grant of ECU 1 020 000 to develop the power supply network.

Antigua & Barbuda 6th EDF grant of ECU 2 100 000 and a special loan of ECU 1 000000 to improve Antigua's roads phase II).

All ACPs: 7th EDF grant of ECU 7 200 000 as a general budget for projects to be run by the ACP Secretariat-General.

All ACPs: 7th EDF grant of ECU 6 650 000 for ACPs and ECU 950 000 for OCTs to finance under regional cooperation ACP and OCT contributions to trade and services development schemes.

Equatorial Guinea: 5th EDF grant of ECU 660 000, 6th EDF grant of ECU 400 000 and 7th EDF grant of ECU 540 000 to rehabilitate the M'Bin-Akalayong road.

Sudan: 7th EDF grant of ECU 3 000 000 emergency aid contributions to humanitarian organisations' schemes for victims of the drought and the fighting in Sudan.

- 12 November 1992

Burkina Faso 7th EDF grant of ECU 1 600 000 for studies on the periodic maintenance of asphalted roads.

Angola: ECU I 000 000 from the 7th EDF as emergency aid to be disbursed immediately to help victims of the conflict.

- 20 November 1992

Guinea Bissau: 5th EDF grant of ECU 4 200000, 6th EDF grant of ECU 3 600 000 and 7th EDF grant of ECU 4 200 000 for an infrastructure rehabilitation programme.

Benin: 7th EDF grant of ECU I 1 846 000 for a programme to support the Republic's health policy.

Madagascar: 6th EDF grant of ECU 2 250 000 for a programme to equip slaughterhouses in secondary towns.

All ACPs: 7th EDF grant of ECU 2 700 000 to inventory training opportunities in the ACP States.

Eastern Africa: 7th EDF grant of ECU 6 160000 (comprising ECU 5 160000 from the regional indicative programme for Eastern Africa and ECU I 000 000 from Kenya's national indicative programme) to develop and apply tsetse fly management technology.

Congo: 6th EDF grant of ECU 1 000 000 and 7th EDF grant of ECU 9 000 000 to support the private sector and promote SMEs.

- 26 November 1992

All ACPs: 7th EDF grant of ECU 30 000 000. This is a proposal for a global commitment authorisation to finance multi-annual microproject programmes through the expedited procedure.

- 8 December 1992

Somalia: 5th and 6th EDF grant of ECU 5 000 000 to help victims of civil war and drought.

- 17 December 1992

Caribbean region: (Cariforum - 15 Caribbean ACP States) 7th EDF grant of ECU I 900 000 for a programming unit.

- 18 December 1992

Cape Verde: 7th EDF grant of ECU 800 000 to improve urban management.

Swaziland: 7th EDF grant of ECU 320 000 for population and demography.

Angola & Mozambique: 7th EDF grant of ECU 950 000 for TRAINMAR (maritime and port training).

Angola: 7th EDF grant of ECU 2 000 000 for teaching material and equipment to back up professional training.

SADCC: 7th EDF grant of ECU 700 000 for a rural management training programme.

Uganda: 7th EDF grant of ECU 14500000 for a human resources development programme.

Tanzania: 7th EDF grant of ECU 25 000 000 (NIP) for a telecommunications project in the south.

Zambia: 7th EDF grant of ECU 10000000 for an export development programme.

Zambia: 7th EDF (Sysmin) grant of ECU 60 000000 for general imports (Sysmin III).

Zimbabwe: 7th EDF grant of ECU 28 000 000 (ECU 19 000 000 from the SAF and ECU 9 000 000 from the NIP) for a structural adjustment support programme.

Mozambique: 7th EDF grant of ECU 9 000 000 to support the electoral process.

Mozambique: 7th EDF grant of ECU 15390000 to support the rural health sector.

Mozambique: 7th EDF grant of ECU 10 000 000 to support the road and water supply rehabilitation programme.

Mozambique: 7th EDF grant of ECU 11 000000 for the reintegration of refugees and demobilised and displaced persons.

Burkina Faso, Niger, Mauritania, Cape Verde, Senegal, Gambia, Mali & Chad: 6th and 7th EDF grant of ECU 9 300 000 (comprising ECU 4 761 881,14 from the remainder of the 4th EDF switched to the 6th EDF and ECU 4 538 118,86 from the 7th EDF) to support a blindness control programme in the countries of the Sahel.

Chad: 7th EDF grant of ECU 15 000 000 for a programme to support improvements to road infrastructure and maintenance.

Benin, Burkina Faso, Cd'Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Mali, Niger, &regal, Sierra Leone & Togo: 5th EDF grant of ECU 7 000 000 for a programme to control onchocerciasis in West Africa.

Congo & the CAR: 6th EDF grant of ECU 10 000 000 to improve the common waterways maintenance service (SCEVN), phase 2.

Cameroon: 6th EDF grant of ECU 4 800 000 and 7th EDF grant of ECU 3 700 000 to support the health services.

Sao Tome & Principe: 7th EDF grant of ECU 3 900 000 for water supplies to the town of Sao Tome.

Gabon: ECU 6 500 000 (comprising 5th EDF loan of ECU 1 400000, 6th EDF loan of ECU 3 600000 and 6th EDF grant of ECU 1 500 000) for primary schools in Libreville.

Guinea: 7th EDF grant of ECU 50 000 000 for a road infrastructure programme.

Guinea: 7th EDF grant of ECU 15 000 000 for the Haute GuinOuest programme (PHGO).

Benin, Cd'Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau & Togo: 7th EDF grant of ECU 12 100000 for a technical assistance programme for communication and information on environmental protection

Sierra Leone: 7th EDF grant of ECU 14 300 000 for a agricultural support programme.

Sierra Leone: 7th EDF grant of ECU 20 000000 (comprising 12000000 from the SAF and ECU 8 000 000 from the NIP) for a structural adjustment support programme.

All ACPs: Grant of ECU 3000000 from the 5th, 6th and 7th EDFs, the second global commitment authorisation from revenue accruing from EDF interest.

Dominica: 7th EDF grant (SAF) of ECU 2000000 for a structural adjustment support programme (general import programme).

Anguilla: 7th EDF grant of ECU 1 710 000 to improve the water supply.

Dominican Republic: 7th EDF grant of ECU 23 610 000 for the Linea Noroeste integrated rural development project (PROLINO)

New Caledonia: 5th EDF loan of ECU 2320000 and grant of ECU 300 000 (remainder of 3rd EDF switched to 5th EDF) to help set up young farmers.

Central African States: Grant of ECU 2600000 (ECU 600000 from the 6th EDF and ECU 2 000 000 from the 7th EDF) for the EEC-Central Africa industrial and business forum - FICAC (Cameroon 1993 and Gabon, 1995).

All ACPs: 6th EDF grant of ECU 990 000 and 7th EDF grant of ECU I 1 858 000 for the CDI's 1993 budget and 1993 supplementary extraordinary budget.

AU ACPs: 7th EDF grant of ECU 9 346 000 for the 1993 budget of the Technical Centre for Rural and Agricultural Cooperation.

EUROPEAN INVESTMENT BANK

The EIB has just made the following loans.

Netherlands Antilles: ECU 4 million to extend the power station on Bonaire.

Botswana: ECU 4 million to develop SMEs.

Ethiopia: ECU 6 million to repair the telecommunications network in the north.

Namibia: ECU 2.5 million to finance a modern tannery able to handle 960 rough hides per day.

Sierra Leone: ECU 15.5 million to repair a power station in Freetown.

Zambia: ECU 3 million to modernise the facilities in a pharmaceuticals plant which supplies the domestic market.

Zimbabwe: ECU 15 million to finance work to double the capacity of the main water purification plant in Harare and ECU 8 million to finance small and medium-sized industrial, agro-industrial, tourist and transport projects.

STRUCTURAL ADJUSTMENT

Community support for structural adjustment in the ACP States - lessons and prospects

The Commission agreed with the guidelines set out in Manuel Marin's communication on Community support for structural adjustment in the ACP States at its 1127th meeting on 11 November.

The paper gave a first rough quantitative and qualitative assessment of the Commission's role in the process and suggested a new way of allocating the structural adjustment support resources reflecting the countries' genuine needs and actual performance

Of the 40 or so countries potentially eligible for the Lomtructural adjustment support resources, 14 - Benin, Burkina Faso, Dominica, the Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, the Gambia, Ghana, Mali, Mauritania, Papua-New Guinea, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe - fulfilled the conditions and were to be told that they would be getting a financial contribution so they could prepare a financing proposal immediately.

The Commission has just officially informed the Heads of State of these countries how much they can each expect from the Community to help with their structural adjustment over the period 1993-1994. The total amount is ECU 417,5 million and will be adjusted to reflect actual needs in 1994.

For the other countries, under the new system, the requisite amount of resources will be officially communicated to each of them as soon as conditions allow - i.e. (provided the countries continue with the process of reform) as soon as financing requirements stop being covered by the previous allocation and a new financing proposal is therefore called for.

ACP

Meeting of ACP Council of Ministers, 24-25 November

The 55th session of the ACP Council of Ministers was held in Brussels, under the chairmanship of Tuilaepa Sailele Mailelegaoi, Western Samoa's Finance Minister and President-in-Office of the ACP Council of Ministers

This end-of-year session, which is traditionally devoted to adopting the budget of the ACP General Secretariat and discussing internal organisation, was also an opportunity to debate the future of ACP-EEC cooperation, in the light of the Commission publication on prospects for the year 2000.

Views on the subject were exchanged between ACP Ministers and European Development Commissioner Manuel Marin.