ENR 10th Ramadan Railway Link (EBRD-53544)

  • Egypt
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
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
Dec 14, 2022
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.
Government of Egypt
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  • Transport
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 38.85 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 40
Converted using 2022-10-10 exchange rate.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 213.65 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 220
Converted using 2022-10-10 exchange rate.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ EBRD website

Updated in EWS Nov 1, 2022

Disclosed by Bank Oct 10, 2022

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Project Description
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According to bank provided information, the investment involves the provision of a sovereign loan of up to EUR 40 million to the Arab Republic of Egypt, to be on-lent to Egyptian National Railways ("ENR").

The loan will be used to partially finance the supply and installation of the railway tracks, and signalling and telecommunication systems of Robeiky - 10th of Ramadan - Belbeis Railway Line ("the Project").It is expected that the remaining part of the Project cost will be financed by another financial institution via a sovereign loan. The Government of Egypt ("GoE") will self-fund the Project's civil works.

The Project will connect the 10th Ramadan Dry Port PPP project ("DP 10") to ENR's main network, and in parallel allow freight traffic from / to a number of ports to bypass the Cairo railway node and save time. It is expected to serve containerised cargo through ENR's existing fleet. It will also serve commuting traffic between Robeiky, 10th Ramadan and Belbeis. As such, the Project will contribute to a modal shift of cargo and passenger transport from road to rail. The Project therefore represents a greener transport solution. It also represents an enabling infrastructure for the DP 10, which represents an integral part of the GoE's plan to develop intermodal transport systems and engage the private sector to accelerate the green transition.


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