• Panama
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Financial Institutions
  • Netherlands Development Finance Company (FMO)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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  • Energy
  • Infrastructure
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 26.67 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ FMO website

Updated in EWS Jul 13, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Jun 29, 2020

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Project Description

The transaction consists of a senior loan with a term of 30 months (the "Transaction"). The purpose of the Transaction is to provide working capital to the Companies to compensate for the lack of liquidity resulting from the deferral of electricity bills during the four-month moratorium approved by the Government of Panama (Law 152 of May 4, 2020) intended to help end-users affected by the economic crisis caused by the global coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. The beneficiaries of this Transaction will be the Companies' end users.

Investment Description
  • Netherlands Development Finance Company (FMO)
Private Actors
  • Empresa de Distribución Eléctrica Chiriquí S.A. (EDECHI) -- Investor
  • Empresa de Distribución Eléctrica Metro-Oeste, S.A. (EDEMET) -- Investor
  • Naturgy Energy Group SA -- Fund Manager
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Communities who believe they will be negatively affected by a project funded by the Dutch Development Bank (FMO) may be able to file a complaint with the Independent Complaints Mechanism, which is the joint independent accountability mechanism of the Dutch Development Bank (FMO) and the German Investment Corporation (KfW) . A complaint can be filed in writing, by email, post, or online. The complaint can be filed in English or any other language of the complainant. The Independent Complaints Mechanism is comprised of a three-member Independent Expert Panel and it can provide either problem-solving, compliance review or both, in either order. Additional information about this accountability mechanism, including a guide and template for filing a complaint, can be found at: https://www.fmo.nl/independent-complaints-mechanism