Modernization and restructuring of the road sector (WB-P155842)

Countries
  • Croatia
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Approved
Bank Risk Rating
B
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Voting Date
Apr 28, 2017
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Borrower
Republic of Croatia, Ministry of Finance
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
Sectors
  • Transport
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Investment Type(s)
Loan
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 23.33 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Loan Amount (USD)
$ 23.33 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 1,083.32 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please see updated project documentation for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Jan 21, 2018

Disclosed by Bank Jan 4, 2017


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Project Description
According to WB website, the development objective of the Modernization and Restructuring of the Roads Sector Project for Croatia is to strengthen the institutional effectiveness, enhance the operational efficiency, and increase the debt service capacity of Croatia’s road sector. The project comprises of three components: The first component, institutional strengthening and sector reforms objective to establish an institutional framework for the road sector, including through: financial transaction advisor; transport sector planning and road sector governance and monitoring; and implementation support. The second component, operational restructuring of road sector companies’ objective is to implement management tools and carry out the revenue enhancement and cost rationalization actions required to improve operational and financial sustainability of the road sector companies, including through: road classification and standards; road asset management system; rationalization of operations and business functions - motorways; tolling; operational and business rationalization of hrvatske ceste (HC); and road safety. The third component, debt optimization - up to EUR 4 billion of the road sector statement of expenditures (SOEs’) EUR 5.2 billion of debt may be optimized. International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD’s) direct involvement relates to a first refinancing mobilized by the government with the support of an investment project financing (IPF) guarantee objective is to mobilize commercial financing for the road sector SOEs to refinance their short term and expensive loans (guaranteed refinancing facility).
Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)
European Bank For Reconstruction And Development: USD 265,000,000.00 International Bank For Reconstruction And Development: USD 23,330,000.00 Foreign Private Commercial Sources (Unidentified): USD 424,300,000.00
Contact Information
Team Leader:Jean-Francois Marteau Program Leader, World Bank No contact information provided at the time of disclosure. Team Leader: Richard Bernard MacGeorge Lead Infrastructure Finance Specialist, World Bank No contact information provided at the time of disclosure. Borrower/Client/Recipient: Ministry of Finance Zeljko Tufekcic, State Secretary Email Address: zeljko.tufekcic@mfin.hr Implementing Agency: Ministry of Sea, Transport and Infrastructure (MSTI) Tomislav Mihotic, State Secretary Email Address: josipa.vukasovic@mmpi.hr ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF WORLD BANK The World Bank Inspection Panel is the independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who believe they are likely to be, or have been, adversely affected by a World Bank-financed project. If you submit a complaint to the Inspection Panel, they may investigate to assess whether the World Bank is following its own policies and procedures for preventing harm to people or the environment. You can contact the Inspection Panel or submit a complaint by emailing ipanel@worldbank.org. You can learn more about the Inspection Panel and how to file a complaint at: http://ewebapps.worldbank.org/apps/ip/Pages/Home.aspx.