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Kreditonstalt für Wiederaufbau

Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW) was founded by law in 1948 as a corporation under public law domiciled in Frankfurt am Main. Its function is that of a promotional bank for the domestic economy and a development bank for the economies of the developing countries. Its capital is DM I billion, of which 80% is held by the Federal Government and 20% by the governments of the Federal Lander. Under the Financial Cooperation of the German Federal Government with developing countries KfW finances investments and project-related consultancy service to develop economic and social infrastructure, private sector investment and, to a growing proportion, projects to protect the environment and natural resources. KfW appraises the eligibility of projects for promotion in regard to developmental aspects, assists the partner countries in implementing them, and conducts a final evaluation of their success.

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH

The government-owned GTZ operates in the field of technical cooperation. 2200 German experts are working together with partners from about 100 countries of Africa, Asia and Latin America in projects covering practically every sector of agriculture, forestry, economic development, social services and institutional and material infrastructure. The GTZ is commissioned to do this work both by the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany and by other government and semi-government authorities.


GATE (German Appropriate Technology Exchange), a programme of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH, acts as a centre for the dissemination and promotion of appropriate technologies for developing countries.
The Information and Advisory Service on Appropriate Technology (ISAT), was established as a section of GATE, in 1991. It has at its disposal the full range of services the GTZ offers, and is financed through the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). ISAT spezializes in a large variety of appropriate technologies for developing countries, whereby the technologies that ISAT focusses on principally include those which:

· help satisty basic needs,
· make efficient and environmentally sound use of locally available resources,
· mobilize existing skills and promote self-help,
· extend user's scope for action and promote independent action.

ISAT offers its services (question-and-answer service, various types of publications and films) to German development co-operation organizations as well as organizations and individuals in developing countries. Requests for literature and documentation on specific areas of appropriate technology can be addressed to ISAT.

Deutsches Zentrum fur Entwicklungstechnologien GATE in: Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH

P.O. Box 51 80
D-65726 Eschborn
Federal Republic of Germany
Telephon: (061 96) 79-0
Telex: 41523-0 gtz d
Fax: (06196) 79 73 52

ERM Umwelt Consult Rhein-Main-Neckar GmbH is a member of Environmental Resources Management (ERM) Europe and the ERM International Group. ERM serves as an international environmental consultancy to industry and the public sector and has offices at more than 90 locations worldwide. ERM's experience includes provision of comprehensive Asbestos reviews for the World Bank and the Deutsche Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau.

Cover: Chrysotile Asbestos fibres (Photograph: TRW Deutschland GmbH, Scanning Electron Microscopy, Magnitude: 1000)

Die Deutsche Bibliothek - ClP-Einheitsaufnahme

Asbestos: overview and handling recommendations/commissioned by the Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH, Eschborn. In cooperation with Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau, Frankfurt/Main. On behalf of Bundesministerium für Wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung (BMZ). Bonn. - Braunschweig: Vieweg, 1996 ISBN 3-528-0231 8-X NE: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit <Eschborn>

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ISBN 3-528-0231 8-X