Albania Infrastructure and Tourism-Enabling Programme 1 (EBRD-49351)

  • Albania
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Specific Location
Albanian Development Fund
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  • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
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Voting Date
Oct 31, 2018
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Ministry of Finance and Economy. Albanian Development Fund
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  • Finance
  • Infrastructure
  • Technical Cooperation
  • Transport
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 69.91 million
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Currency conversion note:
Bank reported EUR 60 million
Converted using 2018-07-20 exchange rate.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 132.02 million
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Currency conversion note:
Bank reported EUR 113.3 million
Converted using 2018-07-20 exchange rate.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ EBRD website

Updated in EWS Jan 31, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Jun 29, 2018

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Project Description
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Provision of a sovereign loan facility of up to EUR 60 million to the Republic of Albania, divided into two tranches of EUR 30 million each, to finance:

(i) tourism-enabling and

(ii) general municipal infrastructure and transport infrastructure, respectively (the "Albania Infrastructure and Tourism- Enabling Programme", "AITP" or the "Project").

AITP will be co-financed with an EU grant of EUR 40 million that will be used, among others, for the rehabilitation of cultural and natural heritage sites and will be made available through the Instruments for Pre-Accession Assistance ("IPA").

The EBRD Bank will also seek to provide financing or risk-sharing through local commercial banks, as well as advisory services, to support micro and SMEs active in the tourism value chain.

1. Enhance the competitiveness of Albania's tourism sector through a comprehensive approach including infrastructure development, cultural and natural heritage sites rehabilitation and support to SMEs.

2. Improve municipal and environmental infrastructure across the country and regional transport links to provide more reliable access to economic centres across the country, including in the Designated Regions, and improve accessibility to certain touristic sites and touristic villages in these regions.

Investment Description
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The Borrower is the Republic of Albania represented by the Ministry of Finance and Economy. The Client and Executing Agency is the Albanian Development Fund (ADF) which is responsible for the management of local and regional infrastructure projects as well as supporting local government units with institutional strengthening.

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Company Contact Information

Name: Benet Beci
Phone number: +355 4 2235 597/ +355 4 2234 885
Address: Rruga "Sami Frasheri", Nr. 10 Tirana, Albania

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