|Project Name||Teresina Educational Infrastructure Program|
|Country||The Federative Republic of Brazil|
|Concept Approval Date||5 December 2019|
|Board Approval Date||29 June 2020|
|Total Project Cost||USD 62.5 million|
|Loan Amount||USD 50 million|
|Borrower||The Municipality of Teresina with Sovereign Guarantee from The Federative Republic of Brazil|
|Implementation Agency||The Municipality of Teresina|
|Project Context||Development of educational infrastructure creates essential foundation for growth and opportunity and is a priority for the Brazilian Government. In 2014, Brazil ratified the law 13.055/2014 in the National Education Plan, which establishes that at least 25% of students in the country should be served in school with daily hours of seven or more by 2024. However, most municipalities, including the Municipality of Teresina, lacks adequate educational infrastructure to meet these new standards.
The Municipality of Teresina, capital of the Piauí State in Brazil, has only 5% of students attending school full-time, out of all students in its educational system. Currently, the Municipal Public Education Network of Teresina has 88,777 students enrolled, distributed in 309 schools, including 58 schools in rural areas. Despite that progress has been made in the past 10 years in Teresina’s educational system, challenges remain with only 29 full-time schools. Teresina’s public educational system lacks investments in infrastructure. School buildings need improvement and some are in poor conditions and there are few schools in many suburban areas.
The Teresina Educational Infrastructure Program is proposed to contribute to improving the educational system in Teresina through building and upgrading educational infrastructure to increase the number of students attending full time schools, enhance the availability of nursery places in the municipality, and enhance safety conditions for of students to access the schools.
The components of the Project include:
(i) Full Time schools: Construction of eight new full-time elementary schools, accommodating students from grades 1-9, with a capacity from 1,000 to 1,200 each, totaling 9,400 pupils in vulnerable neighborhoods of the municipality.
The positive impacts of the Projects include: (i) increased full-time enrollment capacity from 5% to 16%; (ii) establishment of 2,300 new kindergartens; (iii) improvement of Teresina’s educational system; (iv) improvement in quality of lives of the residents in Teresina.
|Environmental and Social Aspect||
The Project is Category “B” in line with the NDB’s Environmental and Social Framework (ESF). Main environmental and social impacts include acquisition of private land, vegetation removal and potential ecological impacts to Oleiros Lagoon. These impacts will be mitigated by adherence to country systems and management plans specifically developed for the Project.
The total cost of the Project is USD 62.6 million.
|Source of Fund||Amount (USD million)|
New Development Bank
The Project is estimated to be implemented over five years. The Implementation Agency will be the Municipality of Teresina primarily under the Secretariat of Education (SEMEC). Procurement will be conducted in compliance with the national law and regulations, and NDB’s procurement policy.
|Americas Regional Office
|José Pessoa Leal||Secretary of Education|
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