GrCF2 -W2: CML2: Sustainable Urban Transport Loan (EBRD-52385)

  • Egypt
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  • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
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Oct 27, 2021
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Arab Republic of Egypt
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  • Transport
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 291.93 million
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Currency conversion note:
Bank reported 250
Converted using 2021-08-19 exchange rate.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 646.79 million
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Currency conversion note:
Bank reported 553.90
Converted using 2021-08-19 exchange rate.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ EBRD website

Updated in EWS Aug 23, 2021

Disclosed by Bank Aug 19, 2021

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Project Description

According to bank provided information, the investment involves the provision of a sovereign loan of up to EUR 250 million to the Arab Republic of Egypt to finance the rehabilitation and upgrade of Cairo Metro Line II ("CML2"), upgrade and refurbish existing rolling stock fleet and purchase new rolling stock (the "Project"). 

The Project is part of an overall investment package estimated at EUR 550 million, which is expected to be co-financed by the EIB and the GoE. The rehabilitation of CML2 aims to upgrade/replace signalling, safety, power, control & electromechanical systems and civil works necessary to achieve an operational headway of 105 seconds (from the current 160 seconds) ultimately increasing the overall capacity of the line by approximately 50%. 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 will be operated by the Egyptian Company for Metro ("ECM").

Investment Description

The investment involves an EBRD sovereign loan of EUR 250 million extended to the Arab Republic of Egypt, co-financed with the EIB and the GoE, for the benefit of NAT.

Contact Information

Ibrahim Bekheit 
Ramses Square, Ramses Complex Cairo, Arab Republic of Egypt, ZIP: 11794 p. B 466


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