Support For Panama's Transport and Logistics Sector Reform Program II (IADB-PN-L1119)

  • Panama
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Financial Institutions
  • Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
May 11, 2016
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  • Transport
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 200.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 200.00 million
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Bank Documents
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IADB website

Updated in EWS Jun 22, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Jan 6, 2016

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Project Description
The objective of the program is to help improve Panama's logistics performance by reducing regulatory and institutional restrictions that limit the country's performance, primarily in the following areas: (i) value-added logistics services; (ii) logistics that support the agriculture sector; and (iii) logistics that support regional trade. The program's specific objectives are to: (i) strengthen the legal and regulatory framework; (ii) consolidate the institutional framework for transport and logistics; and (iii) strengthen the multisector planning and trade facilitation system, which will help to improve investment planning in the transport and logistics sector, expand the surface area devoted to logistics in use, reduce customs clearance time for freight, and provide human resources for the logistics area. This operation is the second loan in a series of three consecutive single-tranche operations, technically related to one another but independently financed as programmatic policy-based loans.
Investment Description
The program is structured under the programmatic policy-based loan modality, and is comprised of three separate but technically related operations. This second operation will be for up to US$200 million, with a single disbursement scheduled for 2016. The public system’s gross financing needs for the period 2015-2019 are estimated at US$12 billion,54 or US$2.4 billion per year. This operation is therefore equivalent to 8.3% of needs in 2016. The definition and amount of the third operation will be based on the country’s financing needs and the programming exercise with the Bank.

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