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Montenegro Rail Infrastructure Emergency Rehab Project II (EBRD-40344)

  • Montenegro
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Stage of the project cycle. Stages vary by development bank and can include: pending, approval, implementation, and closed or completed.
Bank Risk Rating
Environmental and social categorization assessed by the development bank as a measure of the planned project’s environmental and social impacts. A higher risk rating may require more due diligence to limit or avoid harm to people and the environment. For example, "A" or "B" are risk categories where "A" represents the highest amount of risk. Results will include projects that specifically recorded a rating, all other projects are marked ‘U’ for "Undisclosed."
Voting Date
Dec 10, 2009
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.
Investment Amount (USD)
Not Disclosed
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.
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ EBRD website

Disclosed by Bank Aug 13, 2009

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Project Description
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PROJECT DESCRIPTION The EBRD is considering providing a EUR15 million sovereign guaranteed loan for completion of priority track rehabilitation programme on the main branch-line of the Montenegrin rail network, which provides a vital transportation link for the industrial Niksic region (the location of key industrial plants in the country supporting the main exporters: KAP/the aluminium plant and the Niksic steel mill) to the Port of Bar and the European rail network via Podgorica. TRANSITION IMPACT The proposed Project will support the ongoing reform programme within the railway sector in Montenegro with the key medium term goals for the railway infrastructure defined as follows: THE CLIENT The Montenegro Railway Infrastructure Company (ZCG I) - the majority state owned manager of the rail track infrastructure in Montenegro. EBRD FINANCE EUR15 million sovereign guaranteed loan. PROJECT COST EUR17 million. ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT Screened B. The project is likely to result in environmental and social benefits and limited adverse impacts which will be identified and assessed through environmental and social due diligence. It will involve a review of the environmental and social performance of the existing operations and facilities, a review of the Client's capacity to manage environmental and social issues arising within the project, and an analysis of the environmental and social issues associated with the project investments. Any additional corrective measures and actions to ensure that the project meets the PRs will be incorporated in the Environmental Action Plan which was agreed in 2007.The Project Summary Document will be updated after the completion of the environmental and social due diligence, prior to Final Review. TECHNICAL COOPERATION Project Preparation and Institutional Strengthening: The French Donor fundsProject Implementation Support: the Western Balkan Fund
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