Turkey: Halkali-Cerkezkoy Rail Project (AIIB-000345)

Countries
  • Turkey
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
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Project Status
Proposed
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Bank Risk Rating
A
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Borrower
Izzet Yerdes, Ministry of Treasury and Finance General Directorate of Foreign Economic Relations
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
Sectors
  • Construction
  • Infrastructure
  • Transport
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Investment Type(s)
Loan
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, guarantee, technical assistance, advisory services, equity and fund.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 361.30 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Currency conversion note:
Bank reported 320 mln
Converted using 2020-06-05 exchange rate.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ AIIB website

Updated in EWS Jul 17, 2020


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Project Description
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According to the Bank's website, the project provides funding to the Republic of Turkey to fund the construction of 76 km section of a new high-speed railway line from Halkali station, Istanbul, to just before Cerkezkoy station.The project is the second phase of the new high-speed railway between Istanbul and Kapikule (the Halkali - Kapikule railway line).  Turkish State Railways (TCDD) will be the beneficiary of the loan and responsible for the project's implementation.

Investment Description
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The Project will be jointly co-financed with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).

Private Actor 1 Private Actor 1 Role Private Actor 1 Sector Relation Private Actor 2 Private Actor 2 Role Private Actor 2 Sector
- - - - Turkish State Railways (TCDD) Client -

Contact Information
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Izzet Yerdes

Ministry of Treasury and Finance General Directorate of Foreign Economic Relations

dei_pfd@hmb.gov.tr

Hasan Pezük

General Directorate of Turkish State Railways, Department of Railway Modernization

hasanpezuk@tcdd.gov.tr

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