According to the Bank's website, this project will provide financing for the construction and operation of a solar photovoltaic power plant located in the Sevan Lake Ramsar area.
Potential adverse environmental and social impacts are associated mainly with the construction health, safety and social standards and capacity, land use and biodiversity management.
A project-specific Environmental and Social Management Plan is yet to be completed, but according to the Bank it will be comprehensive given the biodiversity in the surrounding area.
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development will mobilise financing from the European Union's Neighbourhood Investment Platform.
The International Finance Corporation will be co-financing this project.
FRV Masrik CJSC is a special purpose vehicle established for the development, construction and operation of the project. The company is 75% owned by FRV La Providencia SL and 25% owned by FSL Solar SL.
ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF EBRD
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