40418 - Santa Fe Infra (IFC-40418)

  • Argentina
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Specific Location
Province of Santa Fe
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Financial Institutions
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Jul 27, 2018
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Governement of the Province of Santa Fe
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  • Infrastructure
  • Transport
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 300.00 million
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Loan Amount (USD)
$ 300.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 300.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS Jul 16, 2018

Disclosed by Bank Jun 20, 2018

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Project Description

The proposed IFC investment will support the Urban Streets Pavement Program (Programa de Pavimientacion de Calles a Nivel Definitivo y Cordón Cuneta en Distintos Municipios y Comunas de La Provincia de Santa Fé) of the Province of Santa Fé, Argentina (the “Borrower” or the “Province”). Specifically, this program will support paving of urban streets in municipalities and comunas (“MM/CCs”) throughout the Province. It will contribute to improve living conditions for approximately 200,000 residents. Benefits are expected to include reduction of waterborne diseases, improved delivery of public services (public transportation, waste collection) and real estate appreciation.

The proposed investment will finance pavement of existing urban streets and the program will not entail any construction of new streets or modification of the physical footprint of the existing roads. IFC investment consists of a senior loan of US$300 million to be committed in two tranches, for a total of US$150 million for IFC’s own account and US$150 million in mobilization.

Investment Description

IFC’s investment will be in the form of a US$300 million senior loan, composed of an IFC A Loan of up to US$150 million and mobilization for the remaining US$150 million. IFC’s investment will be committed in two tranches to finance a multi-year investment program and accommodate to its implementation schedule. The Province will on-lend the funds to the MM/CCs for implementation of the investments.

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Gobierno de la Provincia de Santa Fe
Pablo Olivares
Secretario de Finanzas e Ingresos Públicos
+54 342 450 6802 / +54 342 450 6802
Centro Cívico: Av. Illía 1151 (S3000DWC) Santa Fe

IFC requires local disclosure of the ESRS and ESAP in a culturally appropriate manner and language. The Province of Santa Fe will (i) create a website within the Province’s official site https://www.santafe.gov.ar/; and (ii) notify IFC of the date of local release and provide details of how it was undertaken (e.g. website link, etc.).