ESIF: Stara Zagora Water Subproject (EBRD-51100)

Countries
  • Bulgaria
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
Stara Zagora
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Financial Institutions
  • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
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Project Status
Proposed
Bank Risk Rating
B
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Voting Date
Oct 11, 2019
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Borrower
WATER AND SEWAGE COMPANY OF THE CITY OF STARA ZAGORA
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
Sectors
  • Water and Sanitation
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Investment Type(s)
Loan
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 4.57 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Currency conversion note:
Bank reported 4.1
Converted using 2019-07-29 exchange rate.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 56.27 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please see updated project documentation for more information.
Currency conversion note:
Bank reported 50.5
Converted using 2019-07-29 exchange rate.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ EBRD website

Updated in EWS Aug 8, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Jul 29, 2019


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Project Description

According to the Bank's website, this project finances the rehabilitation of the water supply system and wastewater collection infrastructure serving the region of Stara Zagora, jointly with investment grants from the EU. 

Stara Zagora Water Supply and Sanitation Company is a state-owned utility that provides water and sanitation services to 12 municipalities in the region of Stara Zagora with approximately 300 thousand inhabitants.

Investment Description
  • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

The loan will amount to EUR 7 million, of which EUR 4.1 million will be funded by EBRD's ordinary capital resources (the "EBRD Tranche") and EUR 2.9 million in ESIF contributions from the EBRDEU Special Fund (the "ESIF Tranche").

The ESIF financial resources are being managed by the Bank and the Fund Manager of Financial Instruments in Bulgaria ("FMFIB") signed in October 2018.

Contact Information

Rumen Ralkov
secretary@wik-stz.com
00359 42 651 345
00359 42 651 345
http://wik-stz.com/bg/
62 Hristo Botev Street 6000 Stara Zagora

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