GrCF2W2 - Alexandria Metro (EBRD-49905)

Countries
  • Egypt
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
downtown Alexandria and north-eastern town Abou Qir
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Financial Institutions
  • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
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Project Status
Proposed
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Bank Risk Rating
A
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Voting Date
Nov 10, 2021
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
Arab Republic of Egypt
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Sectors
  • Transport
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Investment Type(s)
Loan
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 296.14 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 250,000,000.00
Converted using 2021-07-28 exchange rate.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 1,913.05 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 1,615,699,968.00
Converted using 2021-07-28 exchange rate.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ EBRD website

Updated in EWS Aug 5, 2021

Disclosed by Bank Jul 28, 2021


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Project Description
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According to bank provided information, the project involves the provision of a sovereign loan of up to EUR 250 million to the Arab Republic of Egypt to finance the upgrade and electrification of an existing rail line connecting downtown Alexandria and north-eastern town Abou Qir ("Abou Qir line") into a high capacity metro system (the "Project").

The EBRD loan will finance (i) infrastructure works for the upgrade and the electrification of the line, (ii) relevant rail systems, including the upgrade of signalling, telecommunications and centralised control systems, and (iii) rolling stock to be operated on the new metro system.

The Project is part of an overall investment package estimated at EUR 1.6 billion expected to be co-financed by the European Investment Bank, the Agence Francaise de Developpment and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.

The Project will be implemented by the National Authority for Tunnels ("NAT"), a state-owned executive agency under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Transportation. The line is expected to use the corridor of an existing railway line currently operated by the Egyptian National Railways ("ENR"), while the operation of the future metro line is intended to be awarded to an independent metro operator.

 

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Ibrahim Bekheit
ibna_2004@hotmail.com 
+20 2 25742968
http://www.nat.org.eg/english/ 
Ramses Square, Ramses Complex Cairo, Arab Republic of Egypt, ZIP: 11794 p. B 466

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