Kuldipsingh Port Expansion Project, Suriname (IDBI-13062-01)

  • Suriname
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • IDB Invest (IDBI)
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Project Status
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Voting Date
Dec 3, 2020
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Kuldipsingh Port Facility N.V.
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
Not Disclosed
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IDBI website

Updated in EWS Nov 3, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Aug 6, 2020

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Project Description
<div>Kuldipsingh Port Facility N.V, (&ldquo;KPF&rdquo;) the operator of a privately owned port (the &ldquo;Port&rdquo;) in Paramaribo, Suriname, to fund certain capital expenditures of the Port, including the expansion of the port&rsquo;s jetty by 180 meters (from 220m to 400m), land development and the reimbursement to sister companies&nbsp; for expenditures undertaken&nbsp; (the &ldquo;Project&rdquo; or the &ldquo;Operation&rdquo;).KPF operates a cargo terminal and is mainly focused on export of logs, providing logistic services to support the oil &amp; gas industry (offshore) and import of construction materials. The terminal has an open storage yard for logs and a warehouse for construction materials and products related with gold mining operations.</div>
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The operation has been classified as a Category B project, in accordance with IDB Invest's Environmental and Social Sustainability Policy because its environmental and social risks can be mitigated via measures that are available and feasible to implement in the context of the operation.

The project has a construction permit as required by the national legislation, which was granted by the Ministry of Transport, Communication and Tourism. Also, as per IDB Invest request, the Company prepared an Environmental Assessment for the Project, which can be found on this web site.

The Performance Standards ("PS") triggered by the Project are: i) PS1 Assessment and Management of Environmental and Social Risks and Impacts; ii) PS2 Labor and Working Conditions; iii) PS3 Resource Efficiency and Pollution Prevention; and iv) PS4 Community Health, Safety, and Security.

After the ESDD, an Environmental and Social Review Summary (ESRS) and an Environmental and Social Action Plan (ESAP) will be posted in this website.

Investment Description
  • IDB Invest (IDBI)

Amount request USD $15,000,000.00

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