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  • The Government has allotted $6 million to the hydro chlorofluorocarbons (HCFC) Phase out Management Plan Implementation Project.
  • The project seeks to freeze importation of HCFCs at 2009 and 2010 average import levels (baseline consumption) and reduce baseline consumption by 10 per cent.
  • The project is being financed by the United Nations Development Programme, and is scheduled to end in December 2014.

The Government has allotted $6 million to the hydro chlorofluorocarbons (HCFC) Phase out Management Plan Implementation Project, in the 2014/15 Estimates of Expenditure.

The proposed budget is now before the Standing Finance Committee of the House of Representatives.

The project seeks to freeze importation of HCFCs at 2009 and 2010 average import levels (baseline consumption) and reduce baseline consumption by 10 per cent.

Anticipated targets for this fiscal year include: preparing and implementing technicians/end user training manuals on hydrocarbons; and procuring additional equipment for training.

Physical achievements up to January 2014 include: procurement of equipment (four multi-refrigerant identifiers); hosting of train the trainer workshop; implementation of public awareness activities; and contracting local and international consultants.

The project is being financed by the United Nations Development Programme, and is scheduled to end in December 2014.

It falls under the Ministry of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change, and will be implemented by the National Environment and Planning Agency.