December 31, 2006
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 2
ADDRESSING KEY ISSUES 4
BECC Programs 5
NADB Programs 9
PROJECT DEVELOPMENT 13
1 Prepared by the Border Environment Cooperation Commission
and the North American Development Bank
The Border Environment Cooperation Commission (BECC) and the North American
Development Bank (NADB) are working with more than 130 communities throughout the
Mexico-U.S. border region to address their environmental infrastructure needs.
• More than US$32.58 million has been allocated by
BECC’s Technical Assistance Program to aid in the Promoting
development of 246 environmental infrastructure
projects related to water, sewage, and municipal waste sustainable
in 136 communities on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico
border. development to
• Through its technical assistance programs, the NADB build stronger and
has authorized US$20.4 million in grant funding to
carry out 207 institutional strengthening and project healthier border
development studies for 97 border communities.
Project Development and Certification
• To date, the BECC has certified 115 environmental infrastructure projects which will
cost an estimated US$2.69 billion to build.
• Of the projects certified, 69 are located in the United States and 46 in Mexico.
• NADB is working with the sponsors of 98 certified projects who have requested
financial assistance. NADB participation in these projects is estimated at US$848
million, with approximately 39% going to projects in the U.S. and 61% to projects in
• As of December 31, 2006, NADB participation totals US$835.4 million in loans
and/or grant resources to partially finance 97 infrastructure projects estimated to
cost a total of US$2.53 billion to build. Consequently, 99% of the funding requested
for certified projects has been authorized to date.
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The Border Environment Cooperation Commission (BECC) and the North American
Development Bank (NADB) were created as part of the North American Free Trade
Agreement (NAFTA). The BECC, located in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, and the NADB,
located in San Antonio, Texas, constitute a binational approach to environmental
infrastructure development and financing in the U.S.-Mexico border region. Projects
assisted by the BECC and the NADB focus on improving the environment and health of
communities located within 100 kilometers (about 62 miles) north of the international
boundary in the four U.S. states of Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California and
within 300 km. (about 186 miles) south of the border in the six Mexican states of
Tamaulipas, Nuevo Leon, Coahuila, Chihuahua, Sonora, and Baja California.
In the fall of 2000, the BECC and the NADB Boards of Directors resolved to allow the
two institutions to move forward with an expansion of their scope of activities to include
other types of environmental projects, while maintaining water, wastewater, and
municipal solid waste as a priority. The new sectors include, but are not limited to, air
quality improvement, public transportation, clean and efficient energy, and municipal
planning, development and water management.
The primary roles of the BECC are to The NADB's primary role is to facilitate
provide technical assistance to border financing for the implementation of
communities and to certify projects certified by the BECC. In its
environmental infrastructure projects in advisory role, the NADB provides
the border region for financing financial and managerial guidance to
consideration by the NADB and other communities that may require
sources. Certification is based on a set assistance with comprehensive, long-
of environmental, health, technical, term infrastructure planning and
financial, community participation and development. As an investment banker,
sustainable development criteria, the NADB works to structure affordable
through a process that ensures and equitable financial packages by
extensive public and local input. The locating funding from both public and
BECC’s technical assistance helps private sources. The NADB provides
ensure technically sound and feasible loans intended to fill financing gaps not
projects, master plans, project design, covered by other sources, while its
environmental assessment and local guaranties are designed to encourage
institutional capacity-building. financing from other lenders. To help
make projects more affordable, the
NADB also administers U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
grant resources as a complement to its
loan and guaranty program.
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ADDRESSING KEY ISSUES
In carrying out their mission, the BECC and NADB face the following fundamental
challenges on both sides of the border:
• Lack of comprehensive master plans and inadequate preparation of
• Limited financial, administrative, commercial and operating capabilities of
some local agencies responsible for providing water, sewage and
• High cost of projects and insufficient community resources.
• Inadequate revenue for the sound operation and maintenance of existing
systems, coupled with resistance to user fee increases.
• Insufficient interest and limited success with private sector participation.
The BECC and NADB seek to assist communities in addressing these challenges by
pursuing a strategy with the following components to address the communities’ specific
needs in project development and finance.
• Ensuring broad community support for environmental infrastructure
projects that meet the principles of sustainable development.
• Assisting in the improvement of the operating efficiency and capabilities of
public utilities by strengthening their institutional capacity to formulate and
execute projects effectively.
• Continuing to develop, in coordination with international, federal, state and
local authorities and community sponsors, programs and projects that are
adequately designed and financially feasible.
• Identifying additional sources of capital, credit, and grant funds; and
structuring financial packages based on the reasonable capacity of
communities to service debt and cover operation and maintenance costs.
• Promoting structural changes that are essential to the long-term success
of projects, including proposals for reforming the legal and institutional
frameworks in which they are developed.
The BECC and the NADB are participating in efforts for greater coordination among U.S.
and Mexican agencies involved in environmental matters, in order to develop border
projects as efficiently as possible. The two institutions co-chair a quarterly project
coordinating committee with representation from EPA, the Mexican National Water
Commission (CNA), and both sections of the International Border and Water
Commission (IBWC). The BECC and NADB also coordinate with authorities in affected
states and localities. The expansion and strengthening of these coordination efforts are
essential for the successful development of future projects.
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BECC’s Technical Assistance Program provides assistance to border communities in
planning and designing water supply, wastewater treatment, solid waste and other
improvement projects along the U.S.-Mexico border. To date, the BECC has approved
more than US$32.58 million to assist 136 communities in the development of 246
This technical assistance is intended to help communities prepare project proposals for
certification that allows them to become eligible for funding consideration from the NADB
and other funding agencies. The program coordinates with all levels of government and
local communities to foster integrated regional master planning, strong project
development and local institutional capacity-building. Communities may receive
technical assistance for:
• Environmental assessment studies (EAS)
• Technical, economic and financial feasibility studies
• Preliminary and final design studies
• Evaluation of social and sustainability aspects of projects
• Public participation programs
• Operation and maintenance
• Capacity building needs
To be eligible for any of the following assistance programs, a project sponsor must
demonstrate the intention of obtaining BECC certification for the proposed project and
meet BECC basic criteria.
A. Project Development Assistance Program (PDAP). This program, funded by EPA,
has been designed to assist communities in projects related to water and wastewater
treatment. Through this program the BECC has approved US$28.72 million to assist
134 communities with 163 projects. During the fourth quarter of 2006, technical
assistance funding was approved for the following studies:
1) La Grulla/ Starr County, TX: Final design;
2) Rio Bravo and Nuevo Progreso, Tamps.: Additional activities for the
transboundary environmental assessment;
3) Mier, Tamps.: Transboundary environmental assessment.
B. Technical Assistance with BECC Funds. To aid project sponsors BECC has a
limited amount of funds available from its operations budget to support project
development activities required to achieve certification. A total of US$3.86 million in
BECC funds has been invested in various new sector projects, particularly water
conservation and air quality improvement, as well as in the traditional sectors of
water, wastewater and solid waste.
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1. Technical Assistance for Water and Wastewater Projects. To date, the
BECC has assisted 18 projects in nine communities with US$711,308 of its
2. Technical Assistance for Solid Waste Projects. BECC helps develop
projects dealing with all aspects of solid waste management, including waste
collection, transfer, recycling and disposal. To date, BECC has assisted 46
communities with approximately US$2.94 million for the development of 55
solid waste projects. During the fourth quarter of 2006, technical assistance
funding was approved for the following studies:
1) Rio Bravo, Tamps.: Final design and Mexican environmental
2) Ascensión, Coah.: Additional activities for the Mexican environmental
3. Technical Assistance for New Sector Projects. In December 2001 the
BECC Board of Directors approved a proposal to allow the BECC to certify
infrastructure projects in other environmental sectors, including water
conservation, hazardous waste, air quality, clean energy, etc. The BECC is
providing technical assistance for the development of projects in these new
sectors using its own resources. As of December 2006 a total of US$207,191
has been approved for seven projects in six communities, three in the United
States and three in Mexico.
The projects, communities and total funding provided through the PDAP program
and with BECC’s own resources are summarized in the table below.
Country Communities* Projects Percent
Mexico 64 139 $11,801,123 36%
United States 72 107 $20,774,889 64%
Total 136 246 $32,576,012 100%
* A community may have several projects; communities are not duplicated in total count.
Of the total amount of technical assistance used thus far by BECC, US$17.56 million
has been invested in the development of 90 projects that are now certified. To date,
US$14.07 million has been approved for the development of 152 additional projects
(see chart above).
C. Special Grants. The administration of special grants begins with the planning or
development of a strategy to meet a special need within BECC’s mission. Follow-up
is then provided for the use and administration of the grants until completion of the
specific task for which the funds were requested. A total of US$1.82 million has been
approved as special grants for various projects.
D. Public Participation. One of the BECC’s greatest successes is its public
participation activities to ensure broad community support for projects that are being
considered for certification. The establishment of active, local steering committees is
a key element of this process that ensures the transparency of project information,
the involvement of local organizations in the decision-making process, and the
presentation of projects in public forums for discussion. Also as part of its public
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participation strategy and in coordination with project sponsors, citizen committees
and the community, a regional video is produced of the projects to be certified and
the benefits of projects in operation. To support these efforts, BECC developed the
Public Participation Manual, a complete and systematic guide for conducting public
participation activities. It also provides a strong link between U.S.-Mexico border
communities and the agencies involved in the BECC certification process.
In December 2006 a local citizen committee was formed for the solid waste project in
Starr County, Texas. The following table summarizes the public participation
activities undertaken by the BECC at the close of 2006.
Public Participation Mexico U.S.
Citizen committees formed 54 78
Local organizations contacted (estimated) 562 582
Public meetings held (required & others) 178 204
Project videos produced 20 26
Total projects certified 46 69
E. Sustainable Development Program. One of BECC’s main objectives is the
practical application of the methodology of sustainable development, aimed at
conserving and protecting natural resources; using appropriate technologies, and
promoting financial and socio-economic sustainability, community development and
public participation, as well as building and strengthening institutional and human
capacities. For this purpose, BECC has defined tangible and practical actions for
meeting its sustainable development requirements that can be incorporated into the
activities associated with satisfying all the other criteria. The first such action
occurred in 2002 with the Board’s approval of 14 minimum performance indicators
that must be met to comply with BECC’s project certification criteria. These
requirements allow BECC staff to conduct a systematic review of projects at an early
stage to identify technical components that can be enhanced to achieve a greater
level of sustainability. The second action was the publication of a booklet for applying
the sustainable development methodology entitled, “How to Comply with the
Sustainable Development Certification Criteria,” which is available on BECC’s
website, as well as upon request.
F. State Inter-institutional Coordinating Committees Program. The purpose of
these committees is to coordinate the development of BECC projects and ensure
effective use of available funds from the various agencies. These coordinating
committees involve public agencies such as the EPA, CNA, USDA, U.S. Public
Health Service, IBWC/CILA, state utility authorities, governors’ offices, state
environmental agencies, municipal authorities, and local community steering
committees. They have been established in Arizona, Baja California, California,
Chihuahua, New Mexico, Sonora, Tamaulipas and Texas.
G. BECC's Participation in the Border 2012 Program. The BECC is playing a key
support role in the Border 2012 Program developed by EPA and its Mexican
counterpart, Secretaría de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (SEMARNAT).
This ten-year plan is aimed at addressing existing environmental and public health
needs in the U.S.-Mexico border. The main tasks to be undertaken by BECC are to
provide support to the workgroups concerning infrastructure planning and
development and the securing of resources and financing; and assist program
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members in arranging the National Coordinators Meeting, as well as developing
mechanisms to ensure appropriate public participation in this and all other meetings.
1. Grant Administration. BECC continued its partnership with Border 2012 by
establishing agreements with EPA-Region 9 that outline BECC’s participation
in a number of efforts, including the administration of special grants for the
evaluation of technical aspects of projects. To date, BECC has received a
total of US$2.37 million to carry out 32 special technical projects.
BECC staff also continued to hold meetings and teleconferences with EPA-
Region 6 officials and personnel from the National Health and Environmental
Effects Research Laboratory, to define BECC’s role in the development of
baseline environmental health indicators on the border, using resources
channeled through BECC.
2. Logistics. During the fourth quarter of 2006, logistical support was provided
for the following activities:
• A regional meeting of co-chairs and co-leaders of the Chihuahua-New
Mexico-Texas Regional Task Force was held on November 9, 2006,
in Sunland Park, NM.
• The annual public meeting of the Chihuahua-New Mexico-Texas
Regional Task Force was held on November 14, 2006, in Santa
• A meeting of the Regional Taskforce on Environmental Education, a
subgroup of the Chihuahua-New Mexico-Texas Regional Task Force,
was also held on November 14th at the offices of the municipal
research and planning institute, Instituto Municipal de Planeación
(IMIP), in Ciudad Juárez, Chih.
• Region 6 hosted a series of four hazardous waste workshops along
the border: in El Paso, TX, on November 2nd; Laredo, TX on
November 8th; in Brownsville, TX on November 9th; and in Ciudad
Juárez, Chih. on November 16th.
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In order to accomplish its objectives and facilitate project financing, the NADB has
developed the following programs and resources. Detailed information about NADB
programs and other activities is also available via the NADB website, at www.nadb.org.
A. Loan Program. Through this program the Bank provides direct financing in the form
of loans for the construction of BECC-certified environmental projects. In October
2001, the Bank established the operating guidelines for the Low Interest Rate
Lending Facility (LIRF), which gives it the flexibility to offer loans at lower-than-
During the past quarter, three new loans were approved, totaling US$30 million, as
• A US$28.04 million loan for Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, to help finance its air
quality improvement project by paving streets in residential areas;
• A US$1.52 million loan for the water and wastewater project in Rosarito de
Playas, Baja California; and
• A US$436,463 loan for the Anapra wastewater treatment and reuse project in
During the same period, NADB signed three loan agreements totaling US$8.83
million, as follows:
• A US$5.56 million loan was signed on October 19, 2006, for the water and
wastewater project in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas;
• A US$2.27 million loan was signed on November 16, 2006, for the air quality
and paving project in Puerto Peñasco, Sonora; and
• A US$1 million loan was signed on December 22, 2006 for the air quality and
paving project in Sonoyta, Sonora.
As of December 31, 2006, NADB is providing a total of US$260.7 million in loans to
finance 37 projects. Of those loans, 27 have been contracted for a total of $120.4
million and more than US$94.2 million have been disbursed to 22 projects.
B. COFIDAN. This limited-purpose financial institution was established by NADB in
1998 to facilitate its financing of environmental infrastructure projects sponsored by
public entities in Mexico. In October 2006, COFIDAN became a non-regulated,
multipurpose financial institution—known by its Mexican acronym as a “SOFOM”—
which will allow it to carry out its mandate while streamlining its administrative
processes and requirements. Consequently, as of the above date, the company’s
name was modified to Corporación Financiera de América del Norte, S.A. de C.V.
To date, 19 loans totaling almost US$90.3 million have been contracted through
COFIDAN, including the three loans signed during the past quarter.
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C. Border Environment Infrastructure Fund (BEIF). Designed to make projects
viable and affordable for border communities, this program administers grant
resources provided by EPA for water and wastewater infrastructure projects. BEIF
grants may be applied directly to construction costs (construction assistance),
including residential hookups and construction management, or to system debt,
thereby allowing user fees to be increased gradually over time (transition
During the past quarter, EPA approved two new BEIF grants totaling US$4.63 million
for the following projects:
• A US$3.04 million grant to extend wastewater services to six subdivisions in
Playas de Rosarito, Baja California; and
• A US1.59 million grant for the construction of the Anapra wastewater
treatment and reuse project in Juarez, Chihuahua.
As of December 31, 2006, a total of US$493.9 million in BEIF grant funds have been
authorized for 55 water and wastewater projects. Of those funds, a total of US$486.9
million has been contracted, and US$291 million has been disbursed.
D. Water Conservation Investment Fund (WCIF). In August 2002, the NADB Board
of Directors approved the creation of a Water Conservation Investment Fund to
provide grant financing for water conservation projects in the border region and
allocated US$80 million of the Bank’s retained earnings for that purpose, with US$40
million specifically reserved for each country. As of December 31, 2006, NADB has
approved and contracted 19 WCIF grants totaling US$76.4 million, of which US$70
million has been disbursed.
E. Solid Waste Environmental Program (SWEP). Funded with US$5 million of the
NADB’s net earnings, this grant program provides financing that may be used for the
construction and equipment components of solid waste projects, as well as for
closure of substandard disposal sites.
In October 2006, the Bank approved a US$500,000 grant to support the solid waste
equipment purchase project in Tijuana, Baja California. Thus, to date, NADB has
authorized nine SWEP grants totaling US$4.49 million. Grant agreements have been
signed with the sponsors of eight projects and US$2.95 million has been disbursed.
The sponsors of 11 projects in Mexico and the United States that have initiated the
BECC certification process have expressed interest in accessing SWEP funding.
Specific information regarding the current status of all infrastructure projects financed by
NADB can be found in the quarterly report entitled “Summary of Project Financing
Activities,” which is available on its website, as well as upon request.
Technical Assistance & Training Programs
NADB uses a portion of its retained earnings to offer technical assistance and training to
project sponsors through three separate programs aimed at strengthening the financial
performance of utilities and ensuring the long-term sustainability of their infrastructure.
Each program targets a specific type of assistance: a) studies to identify, evaluate, and
correct inefficiencies in utility systems; b) assistance for planning and designing
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infrastructure projects aimed at improving the systems; and c) training to reinforce the
management capabilities of those responsible for running the systems.
A. Institutional Development Cooperation Program (IDP). Designed to work in
conjunction with the BECC Technical Assistance Program, this program is
intended to ensure long-term project viability by assisting communities with
studies necessary for the proper management and development of utility
systems. To date, NADB has authorized US$16.73 million in assistance for a
total of 175 studies in 80 communities on both sides of the border: 140 studies
have been completed and 35 studies are in progress—either under way, being
bid or under final formulation.
In addition, the NADB Board of Directors agreed to set aside US$5 million from
the Bank’s retained earnings to provide technical assistance for the development
and implementation of water conservation projects in Mexico. These funds are
being administered under the auspices of the IDP. As of December 31, 2006,
NADB has committed US$4.96 million of those funds through the IDP to finance
B. Project Development Program (PDP). This program was created in August
2002 to assist communities in the planning and design of infrastructure projects
in all environmental sectors in which the NADB operates. Grants from this
program can be applied towards project development costs, such as needs
assessments, feasibility studies, facility plans, environmental assessments, final
designs, BECC-related documents or requirements, etc. To date, a total of 32
projects benefiting 38 communities have been authorized to receive US$3.68
million in PDP funding: 10 studies have been completed and 22 are in progress
C. Utility Management Institute (UMI). This IDP-funded training program offers an
annual series of seminars aimed at providing practical instruction in the financial
administration and planning of water utilities. The basic program is presented
twice a year to U.S. and Mexican utility professionals at the University of the
Incarnate Word in San Antonio, as well as on site to regional groups. In addition,
the UMI offers ongoing educational opportunities to participants who have
attended all four modules of the basic program through intensive seminars.
To date, a total of 1,001 utility professionals, representing 127 border
communities in Mexico and the U.S., have participated in the basic program,
either in San Antonio or in local on-site modules. Of those participants 503 have
attended all four modules thereby earning a certificate from the University of
Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas. UMI will begin its eighth year of seminars
in January 2007.
In addition, during the past quarter, NADB launched the first two manuals in a
series of publications that it is developing aimed at strengthening the
administrative and financial capacities of utilities in the U.S.-Mexico border
region. Through UMI and in cooperation with the Graduate School of Public
Administration and Policy at the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores
de Monterrey (ITESM), and through the center for public policy analysis, Centro
de Análisis de Políticas Públicas (CAEP) and the center for water studies, Centro
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de Estudios del Agua (CEA), two studies were performed in Mexico and
published in Spanish:
• Mejores prácticas de Servicios de Agua y Drenaje de Monterrey (SADM).
This manual documents various successful practices in proper water
management used by the Monterrey water utility, SADM, that can serve
as a guide for solving problems commonly found in other communities
and help improve operational and administrative practices. The common
denominator in these cases is better development and management of
water resources through actions aimed at strengthening the utility’s
operations. These experiences illustrate the improvements that can be
achieved through various programs focused on finances, engineering,
operations and administration of water utilities, based on the principles of
• Análisis comparativo de costos y tarifas de agua potable entre
organismos operadores de servicios de agua y drenaje en la frontera
México-EUA. This manual presents a comparative analysis of costs and
rates using quantitative criteria to identify opportunities for improving the
costs of water utilities located in the Mexican border states, so that
operational inefficiencies do not affect user fees. The methodology used
in this study clearly indicates cases where a rate increase is warranted to
strengthen the financial position of the utility, as well as cases where
reducing costs through better operational, commercial or administrative
efficiencies is a necessary condition for achieving self-sufficiency in the
Both documents are available in Spanish, in PDF format, on the Bank’s website
Specific information about projects funded through the IDP and PDP is reported in the
Technical Assistance Status Report, which is available upon request, as well as via the
The NADB actively seeks to keep the general public informed about its activities,
programs and projects through brochures, quarterly status reports, and news releases,
which are available upon request or via the its web page. In addition, the NADB
publishes two electronic newsletters via e-mail:
• Connections, which provides updates on Bank-assisted infrastructure and
technical assistance projects, event announcements, and guidance on how to
fully utilize the Bank’s programs and resources; and
• NADBank News, which provides up-to-date information on all project-related
bidding and procurement opportunities.
If you would like to receive either of these newsletters via e-mail, please visit our website
at www.nadb.org to register.
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As an initial stage in project development, certification by the BECC is designed to verify
the technical feasibility and environmental integrity of infrastructure projects seeking
financial assistance from the NADB and other sources, as well as to ensure public
support for such projects.
On October 26, 2006, the joint BECC-NADB Board of Directors met in Ciudad Juarez,
Chihuahua, and certified the following two projects:
• a US$6.24 million project for the construction of a wastewater collection,
treatment and reuse system in the Anapra residential development in Juarez,
• a US$10.02 million project to extend the water distribution and wastewater
collection systems to unserved areas in Playas de Rosarito, Baja California.
Consequently, to date, BECC has certified a total of 115 projects, 69 in the U.S. and 46
in Mexico, which are estimated to cost a total of US$2.69 billion to construct and will
benefit about 50 percent of the border population. The table below provides a
breakdown of the certifications by project type.
BECC Project Certifications
as of December 31, 2006
Projects Total U.S. Mexico
Water and wastewater 71 45 26
Solid waste 14 4 10
Air quality 9 0 9
Water conservation 21 20 1
Total 115 69 46
The sponsors of 98 of these projects have requested financial assistance from the
NADB. During the past quarter, the NADB authorized loans and grants totaling
approximately US$35 million to partially finance four infrastructure projects: three loans
totaling $30 million; two BEIF grants totaling US$4.63 million; and one SWEP grant for
US$500,000. Thus, to date, NADB is participating in 97 projects with a total of US$835.4
million in loans and grants. A breakdown of NADB funding by country is shown in the
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NADB Financing as of December 31, 2006
(Millions of dollars)
Total U.S. Mexico
Projects requiring NADB financing 98 58 40
Projects with approved financing 97 58 39
Total project costs $2,530.4 $925.8 $1,604.6
Total NADB participation $835.4 $330.4 $505.0
Total financing contracted $687.6 $323.2 $364.4
Total financing disbursed $458.3 $202.8 $255.5
With the signing of three loan agreements for approximately $8.8 million during the past
quarter, the Bank has contracted a total of US$687.6 million in loans and grants, which
represents 82% of all approved funding. Moreover, NADB disbursed almost US$25.3
million over the last three months for a total of US$458.3 million at the end of the
quarter. Thus, 67% of all the contracted funds have been disbursed.
Of the projects certified by the BECC, 50 have been completed, 38 are currently under
construction or in various stages of completion, and 17 are in the design or bidding
stage. Consequently, 77% of the projects certified by BECC are either under
construction or have already been completed. For the construction and financing status
of each BECC-certified project as of December 31, 2006, refer to the attached chart.
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For more information on BECC and NADB assistance programs, status and
other reports and to learn more about addressing key environmental
concerns along the United States-Mexico border, please contact us at:
Border Environment North American
Cooperation Commission Development Bank
P.O. Box 221648 203 S. St. Mary’s, Suite 300
El Paso, TX 79913 San Antonio, TX 78205
Tel: (210) 231-8000
Blvd. Tomás Fernández #8069 Fax: (210) 231-6232
Fracc. Los Parques
Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua INTERNET
MEXICO, C.P. 32470 http://www.nadb.org
Tel: 011  (656) 688-4600
Fax: 011  (656) 625-6999
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