Egypt: Egypt Sustainable Transport and Digital Infrastructure Guarantee (AIIB-000692)

  • Middle East and North Africa
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  • Egypt
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Specific Location
Cairo, Alexandria
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Financial Institutions
  • Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
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Project Status
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Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Sep 22, 2023
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Government of Egypt
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  • Infrastructure
  • Transport
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 200.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ AIIB website

Updated in EWS Dec 1, 2023

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Project Description
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As stated by the AIIB, the project consists of the mobilization of private capital to support Egypt's development of sustainable infrastructures in the areas of green transport and digital infrastructure through a Partial Debt Guarantee (PDG).
Egyptian government (GOE) is aiming to raise USD500 million equivalent CNY through a privately placed, three-year maturity, Sustainable-labeled bond by the end of 2023.
This guaranteed bond proceeds will enable Egypt to support four infrastructure projects in the transport and digital sector which are aligned with Paris Agreement carbon-emission reduction under Egypt's Sovereign Sustainable Financing Framework, namely:

- the financing of the expansion of the fiber connection for households (FTTH project);
- the rehabilitation of the tramway line 1 in Alexandria;
- the rehabilitation of Cairo Metro Line 1;
- the rehabilitation of Cairo Metro Line 2.

In addition, this Bond will diversify the GOE's sources of financing. Due to the specificities and regulation of the market for CNY-denominated bond by foreign issuers for (also known as Panda bond market), a PDG is needed so it reaches an investment-grade rating. AIIB and AFDB aim to jointly provide a Partial Debt Guarantee for this Bond so it reaches this rating and successfully raise financing for the eligible sub-projects.

Investment Description
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AFDB will provide a guarantee of up to USD345 million equivalent in CNY, including bond proceeds and any accrued but unpaid interest.

Contact Information
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AIIB Team Leader and Headquarters:

Ming Hao - Investment Officer

Address: Tower A, Asia Financial Center, No.1 Tianchen East Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100101
Phone: +86-10-8358-0000

AfDB Team Leader:

Hachem Rajhi - Investment Officer

Implementing Agency - Ministry of Finance:

Mae Abdel
Address: Finance Ministry Towers - Ramses Extension - Nasr City - Cairo
Phone: +20 (0) 2 23428830
Fax: +20 (0) 2 23428830

Executing Agencies -

Alexandria Passenger Transportation Authority:

Complains form:

Telecom Egypt:

Phone: +20 (0) 1555000111


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