Rehabilitation of Vore-Hani i Hotit Railway Line (EBRD-53468)

  • Albania
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
Vorë, Hani i Hotit, Shkodër, and others
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Financial Institutions
  • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
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Project Status
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Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Jul 19, 2023
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.
Republic of Albania
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  • Transport
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 64.21 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 62,906,520.00
Converted using 2022-08-09 exchange rate.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 272.56 million
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Currency conversion note:
Bank reported EUR 266,995,000.00
Converted using 2022-08-09 exchange rate.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ EBRD website

Updated in EWS Mar 2, 2023

Disclosed by Bank Aug 9, 2022

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Project Description
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According to the EBRD, the project consists in the provision of a sovereign loan of up to EUR62.9 million to the Republic of Albania for the benefit of Hekurudha Shqiptare (Albanian Railways), the railway operator of the Albanian railway system, which is fully owned by the state.

The financing will be used for the rehabilitation of the railway line between Vore and Hani i Hotit on the border with Montenegro, approximately 120 km in length. The project is envisaged to be co-financed by the European Investment Bank and the European Union through the Western Balkans Investment Framework.

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Private Actors Description
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Hekurudha Shqiptare (Albanian Railways) is the railway operator of the Albanian railway system. It is fully-owned by the Republic of Albania.

Private Actor 1 Private Actor 1 Role Private Actor 1 Sector Relation Private Actor 2 Private Actor 2 Role Private Actor 2 Sector
- - - - Hekurudha Shqiptare (Albanian Railways) Client Transport

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Borrower - Ministry of Finance and Economy:

Address: Bulevardi “Dëshmorët e Kombit”, Nr.3, Tiranë
Phone: 00355422811133

Client - Hekurudha Shqiptare (Albanian Railways):

Bashkim Kasoruho
Gentian Liko
Phone: +355682086913 ; +35552223027
Address: Lagjia nr. 3, Rruga Egnatia, Durres, Albania


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