Chisinau Airport Priority Modernisation Programme



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Approval date:

19 May 1998



PSD disclosed:

20 Sep 1996

Project Description

Refurbishment of the passenger terminal of Chisinau airport, Moldova.

To upgrade the present infrastructure to enable the airport to process passenger traffic in accordance with international standards. At the same time, the processing capacity of the airport will be increased to cater for traffic growth in the medium term. The loan proceeds will be used for: a) the refurbishment of the airport terminal; b) the acquisition, installation and training in the use of specialist airport equipment; c) the acquisition and implementation of an accounting and management information system; and d) consultancy services for project preparation and implementation.

Transition Impact

Upgraded airport facilities will facilitate the integration of Moldova into the international air transport network.

The Client

Chisinau airport is the largest and busiest airport in Moldova. It is classified as an international airport, and serves approximately 30 cities.

EBRD Finance

Loan of US$ 9.0 million (ECU 8.2 million).

Project Cost

US$ 12 million (ECU 10.9 million).

Environmental Impact

The project was screened B/0, requiring an analysis of the environmental impacts of the proposed modernisation. A Phase 1 environmental assessment was prepared by international consultants in 1997. Additional investigations were undertaken and a detailed environmental action plan was prepared in February 1998.

The airport is in compliance with Moldovan environmental regulations. All necessary additional environmental, health and safety permits will be obtained for project implementation. The proposed rehabilitation of the terminal will bring it into compliance with International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) standards for airport terminals, including safety standards.

The environmental action plan covers issues related to waste management, water use, air emissions, landscaping and vegetation, energy conservation, and environmental monitoring. The environmental action plan forms a part of the project legal agreements.

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Independent Project Accountability Mechanism (IPAM)

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