The Minister for Development Cooperation of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, being the competent Netherlands Authority for the purpose of this Administrative Arrangement, hereinafter referred to as “the Netherlands Party”, represented in this matter by the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Her Majesty the Queen of the Netherlands in Cairo,
the Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation of the Arab Republic of Egypt being the competent Egyptian Authority for the purpose of this Administrative Arrangement, hereinafter referred to as the “the Egyptian party”;
Having decided to cooperate in the field of “Water Management in Fayoum”
Having regard to the provision of Article I of the Agreement on Technical Cooperation between the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Arab Republic of Egypt, signed in Cairo on 30 October 1976, hereinafter referred to as the Agreement”,
Have entered into the following administrative arrangement:
Article I. The Project [Vervallen per 31-12-2011]
2 The overall Project aims to assist the Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation of the Arab Republic of Egypt (MWRI) in improving water management in Fayoum. The improved management is expected to lead to an increased efficiency and a more sustainable use of land and water, and thus to have a positive impact on water distribution, quantity, equity, timeliness and hence economic growth and poverty alleviation. The specific aim of the Netherlands support to the Fayoum Water Users Organisation Project is to capacitate the stakeholders through formation of Water Users Organisations, reform governmental organisations and improve their capacity to cooperate with these Water Users Organisations to manage (plan, implement and maintain) water in an integrated way in terms of quality and quantity.
Article II. The Netherlands Contribution [Vervallen per 31-12-2011]
Article III. The Egyptian Contribution [Vervallen per 31-12-2011]
Article IV. The Executive Authorities [Vervallen per 31-12-2011]
3 The above-mentioned Netherlands Executive Authority shall be represented in Egypt as for as the day-to-day operations of the Project are concerned, by the Team leader appointed by the Netherlands party.
From the MWRI, the Central Department for Water Resources and Irrigation in Fayoum will be directly responsible for reporting, monitoring and implementing the Project.
Article V. Delegation [Vervallen per 31-12-2011]
Each of the Executive Authorities, mentioned in Article IV, shall be entitled to delegate under its own responsibility, partly or entirely, its duties in connection with the Project to a third party. In doing so, the Executive Authorities shall inform each other immediately in writing of the names of persons or institutions delegated and of the extent of such delegation.
Article VI. The Team leader [Vervallen per 31-12-2011]
The Team leader shall be responsible to the Netherlands Executive Authority for the correct implementation of the technical assistance component. The Team leader shall act in close consultation with the Egyptian Executive Authority and respect the operational instructions given by the said Authority to the Egyptian personnel. The Egyptian Executive Authority shall provide the Team leader with any information that may be considered necessary by both parties for the execution of the Project.
The Team leader, who will also be a member of the Advisory Committee shall work in close consultation with the said committee and respect its recommendations.
Article VIII. The Schedule of Operations [Vervallen per 31-12-2011]
1 The Project is described in the Project document entitled “Project Document, Fayoum Water Users’ Organisation (Fayoum WUO Project),” 2006- 2010, which shall serve as schedule of operations.
Article VIII. Reporting [Vervallen per 31-12-2011]
The Team leader shall submit six-monthly reports in the English language on the progress made in the execution of the Project to both Executive Authorities. Narrative and financial reporting will reflect on activities implemented with the Netherlands and Egyptian contributions. At the termination of the Project, the Team leader shall submit a final report in the English language on all aspects of the work done in connection with the Project to all parties involved.
Concerning the “Contribution Arrangements”, the MWRI shall present, in English, to the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, six-monthly progress and financial reports and claims and a final report at the end of the Project.
Article IX. Status of the Netherlands Staff [Vervallen per 31-12-2011]
The non-Egyptian staff assigned to the Project by the Netherlands shall enjoy the privileges and facilities, as described in the Articles II and III of the Agreement.
Article X. Status of Netherlands Equipment and Materials [Vervallen per 31-12-2011]
1 In conformity with the provisions of Article V of the Agreement, the Government of the Arab Republic of Egypt shall exempt from all import duties and other charges, the equipment (inclusive passenger cars, spare parts, etc.) and other supplies provided by the Netherlands Government in connection with the Project.
2 The ownership of all equipment and materials (inclusive motor vehicles) supplied by the Netherlands Party in connection with the Technical Assistance component of the project, will be transferred to the Egyptian Party at the time the cooperation between the two Parties on the Project will be completed, unless both Parties decide to give another destination to the equipment and materials.
Article XI. Evaluation [Vervallen per 31-12-2011]
The Executive Authorities may start an evaluation of the Project during the last year of the Project.
Article XII. Settlement of Disputes [Vervallen per 31-12-2011]
Any disputes concerning the implementation of this Administrative Arrangement, which can not be settled in consultation between the two Parties, shall be referred to the respective Governments and shall be settled in a way to be decided upon by the latter.
Article XIII. Entry into Force and Duration [Vervallen per 31-12-2011]
This Administrative Arrangement shall enter into force with retroactive effect to 1 January 2007 on the day of signature by both Parties and shall expire at the end of the period mentioned in Article I, paragraph 3, of this Arrangement or on the date on which the Project has been completed in conformity with the provisions of the Arrangement and the Schedule of Operations, whichever date is the later.