Gaziantep CNG Buses project (EBRD-48651)

Countries
  • Turkey
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
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Project Status
Approved
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Bank Risk Rating
B
Environmental and social categorization assessed by the development bank as a measure of the planned project’s environmental and social impacts. A higher risk rating may require more due diligence to limit or avoid harm to people and the environment. For example, "A" or "B" are risk categories where "A" represents the highest amount of risk. Results will include projects that specifically recorded a rating, all other projects are marked ‘U’ for "Undisclosed."
Voting Date
Jul 20, 2016
Date when project documentation and funding is reviewed by the Board for consideration and approval. Some development banks will state a "board date" or "decision date." When funding approval is obtained, the legal documents are accepted and signed, the implementation phase begins.
Borrower
CITY OF GAZIANTEP - Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
Sectors
  • Transport
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
Loan
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 5.40 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 EUR 5,000,000.00
Converted using 2016-07-20 exchange rate.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 5.40 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 EUR 5,000,000.00
Converted using 2016-07-20 exchange rate.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ EBRD website

Updated in EWS May 8, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Jun 17, 2016


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Project Description
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The Project will contribute to sustainable urban transport on a commercialized footing in Gaziantep within the context of rapid response to Refugee crisis in the city. The investment will reduce the pressure on municipal services and improve the access to local infrastructure services. EBRD signed a EUR 10 million loan agreement with Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality on 17 November 2011 to finance the acquisition of 50 low floor buses, essential maintenance equipment and a CNG filling station. The Bank is considering EUR 5 million extension of the Bank's existing loan amount in order to finance an additional 30 Compressed Natural Gas ("CNG") buses to be used in public transport and 20 CNG buses to be used to transport Syrian refugee students in Gaziantep to schools. The Project is a refugee response focused in terms of expanding the quantity of municipal services to cope with the sudden population rise.
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Ahmet Erturk iletisim@gantep.bel.tr +90 342 211 12 00 +90 342 211 12 53 http://gantep.bel.tr/ Incilipinar mah. 4 Nolu Cadde Buyuksehir Belediyesi Binasi Sehitkamil / Gaziantep / Turkey ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF EBRD The Project Complaint Mechanism (PCM) is the independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who have been or are likely to be adversely affected by an European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)-financed project. If you submit a complaint to the PCM, it may assess compliance with EBRD's own policies and procedures to prevent harm to the environment or communities or it may assist you in resolving the problem that led to the complaint through a dialogue with those implementing the project. Additionally, the PCM has the authority to recommend a project be suspended in the event that harm is imminent. You can contact the PCM at pcm@ebrd.com or you can submit a complaint online using an online form, http://www.ebrd.com/eform/pcm/complaint_form?language=en. You can learn more about the PCM and how to file a complaint at http://www.ebrd.com/work-with-us/project-finance/project-complaint-mechanism.html.

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