• Ghana
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Financial Institutions
  • Netherlands Development Finance Company (FMO)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Apr 10, 2020
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BAM International B.V.
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
  • Infrastructure
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 0.36 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 EUR 0.33 MLN
Converted using 2020-04-29 exchange rate.
Bank Documents
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ FMO website

Updated in EWS Apr 29, 2020

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Project Description

The funding objective is to support BAM International B.V. in preparing and performing the studies/surveys and ESIA needed, prior to financial close, to move forward to the implementation phase of the bridge component of the Project. The proposed Project will consist of two main components: I. Design and construction of Adowso Bridge, the bridge is expected to have a length of ca. 2.5 km (subject to topographical surveys) and shall connect Adowso to Ekyiamentfrom in the Eastern Region of Ghana. The works consists of the turnkey design, supply and construction of a new 2 lane bridge and walkways on both sides. II. Design and construction/upgrading of approx. 128 km of approach roads, connecting the National road N6 with the Adowso bridge. The approach road is from Adowso to Bunso, through Kwahu, Maiso and Begoro. The design and construction of the Adowso Bridge will be executed by BAM International and its consortium partner Janson Bridging International. The UK branch of the Brazilian contractor Contracta will upgrade the approach roads within the Afram Plains

The project will focus on enabling infrastructure facilities to better connect the agricultural Afram plains to the local and regional markets and to contribute to the Ghana's national effort to increase food security. Additionally, it will provide proper access to social services (health, education) for the rural population in the catchment area. By funding this project, we are also pro-actively supporting Dutch interest in Ghana, as BAM and its partner JBI have been appointed by the Government of Ghana as the contractor for the design and construction of the Adowso Bridge.


Investment Description
  • Netherlands Development Finance Company (FMO)
Contact Information

No contact information provided at the time of disclosure


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