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Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
  • Ecuador
Location: Guayaquil
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International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
  • Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC)
Status: Approved
Bank Risk Rating: B
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Board Decision Date: 2016-12-13
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Borrower or Client: International Water Services (Guayaquil) Interagua C. Ltda.
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  • Water and Sanitation
Investment Type(s): Loan
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Investment Amount (USD): $ 60.00 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): $ 470.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please see updated project documentation for more information.

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Original disclosure @ IIC website
Updated in EWS: 2017-08-16
Disclosure Date: 2016-11-10

Project Description
Interagua is seeking IIC’s long term financing to cover a portion the current 5-year investment program and to refinance part of its existing short-term and subordinated debt. Interagua’s investment program is targeted to maintain and improve service quality of the existing networks and plants, execute rehabilitation projects, install new potable water and wastewater connections, as well as improve and maintain the rain/storm water management infrastructure. Further commitments include achieving specific service targets related to water pressure, continuity of service, water supply, drinking water and wastewater quality standards. IIC is providing a corporate loan for purposes of refinancing of short-term debt, and construction of new infrastructure targeting largely residential users/access (17% in potable water, 79% in residential sewage connections and 4% in storm drainage).
Investment Description
Interagua is owned by Veolia (France) through Proactiva Medio Ambiente (Spain), Hidalgo e Hidalgo (Ecuador), Fanalca (Colombia) and Equivia (Ecuador). Veolia is a world leading provider of water, waste management and energy services, with presence in 48 countries.
Contact Information
ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF IIC The Independent Consultation and Investigation Mechanism (MICI) is the independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who have been or are likely to be adversely affected by an Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) or Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC)-funded project. If you submit a complaint to MICI, they may assist you in addressing the problems you raised through a dispute-resolution process with those implementing the project and/or through an investigation to assess whether the IDB or IIC is following its own policies for preventing or mitigating harm to people or the environment. You can submit a complaint by sending an email to MICI@iadb.org. You can learn more about the MICI and how to file a complaint at http://www.iadb.org/en/mici/mici,1752.html (in English) or http://www.iadb.org/es/mici/mici,1752.html (Spanish).