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Countries:
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  • Albania
Banks:
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
  • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
Status: Approved
Bank Risk Rating: B
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Board Decision Date: 2016-11-30
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Borrower or Client: Albanian Railways
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Sectors:
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  • Transport
Investment Type(s): Loan
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Investment Amount (USD): $ 40.30 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 36.87 million.
Converted using 2016-11-30 exchange rate.
Project Cost (USD): $ 100.80 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please see updated project documentation for more information.

Currency conversion note:
Bank reported EUR 92.03 million
Converted using 2016-11-30 exchange rate.

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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ EBRD website
Updated in EWS: 2017-05-08
Disclosure Date: 2016-06-21
Albanian Railways
EBRD-48466

Project Description
The EBRD is providing a sovereign loan to the Republic of Albania for the benefit of the Albanian Railways. The loan will finance: i) the rehabilitation of the existing railway line between the cities of Tirana and Durres with approximate length of 34.17 km and ii) the construction of a new railway link approximately 5 km in length to connect the existing Tirana-Durres rail line with the Tirana International Airport (TIA) and the interchange with the existing line. The proceeds of the Bank’s loan will be used to co-finance the construction works related to the project. The project is part of Route 2 of the Western Balkans Core Network connecting the cities of Podgorica in Montenegro and Vlore in Albania and has been established as an indicative extension to the Trans-European Transport Networks (TEN-T) to the Western Balkans core railway network.
Investment Description
Contact Information
ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF EBRD The Project Complaint Mechanism (PCM) is the independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who have been or are likely to be adversely affected by an European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)-financed project. If you submit a complaint to the PCM, it may assess compliance with EBRD's own policies and procedures to prevent harm to the environment or communities or it may assist you in resolving the problem that led to the complaint through a dialogue with those implementing the project. Additionally, the PCM has the authority to recommend a project be suspended in the event that harm is imminent. You can contact the PCM at pcm@ebrd.com or you can submit a complaint online using an online form, http://www.ebrd.com/eform/pcm/complaint_form?language=en. You can learn more about the PCM and how to file a complaint at http://www.ebrd.com/work-with-us/project-finance/project-complaint-mechanism.html.
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