According to bank provided informaton, the financing involves provision of a sovereign guaranteed loan to Societe Tunisienne de l'Electricite et du Gaz ("STEG" or the "Company") to assist the Company in its reforms and developing Tunisia's electricity sector. The Project combines long-term reform objectives with an immediate response to the COVID-19 crisis.
The proceeds of the Bank's loan will be used to (i) provide liquidity support to STEG as an immediate response to the current COVID-19 crisis, and to (ii) refinance existing short-term debt to lengthen the tenors and provide terms more consistent with STEG's operations.
A portion of the project will be provided as liquidity support as an immediate response to the current COVID-19 crisis and another portion will be applied to refinance short-term debt.
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