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EUROPEAN INVESTMENT BANK COULD ISSUE EUR 100 MLN LOAN TO STATE-RUN UKRAVTODOR

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is considering the possibility of providing the State Agency of Automobile Roads of Ukraine (Ukravtodor) with EUR 100 million in a loan for the development of roads in Luhansk region.
“The investment loan would support investment in the reconstruction of regional roads T-13 and R-66 in Luhansk region, therefore improving regional connectivity and strengthening the agricultural value chain due to improvements in the associated road infrastructure. The road investment will improve the regional road network with the objective of improving the quality of the road, creating safer road conditions and reducing environmental pollution through improved traffic flow,” the bank’s website said.
According to data released by the EIB, the total cost of reconstruction of these roads is EUR160 million.
As reported, Ukravtodor completed the repair of the section of road N-26 Chuhuyiv-Milove (Luhansk region) within the framework of the Big Construction project.

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EUROPEAN INVESTMENT BANK COULD ISSUE EUR340 MLN TO UKRAINE

The European Investment Bank (EIB) could issue EUR340 million to Ukraine under the Recovery Program, according to information on the bank’s website.
“The aim of the Ukraine Recovery Program focuses on creating, restoring and improving public buildings (including administrative buildings, schools, medical centers and hospitals and other social infrastructure), governmental roads and bridges, supply of utilities (water supply and sewerage) in Donetsk and Luhansk regions under control of the Ukrainian government as well as the four surrounding oblasts (Kharkiv, Dnipropetrovsk, Zaporizhia and Kherson) and city councils in other regions countrywide enabling them to cope with the impacts of a heavy influx of internal displaced people,” the report says.
“The project builds on the successful Ukraine Early Recovery project (EUR200 million, fully allocated), one of the first measures under the EIB Special Action Plan Ukraine providing EUR3 billion loans in 3 years,” according to the document.

EUROPEAN INVESTMENT BANK COULD ISSUE EUR50 MLN LOAN FOR UKRZALIZNYTSIA AND UKRAVTODOR

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is considering the issue of a credit line of EUR 50 million to help Ukrzaliznytsia and Ukravtodor eliminate bottlenecks in European transport networks. According to the bank, the matter concerns projects of small transport infrastructure in volume of up to EUR 20 million.
The investments are intended to improve interaction within the framework of the Eastern Neighborhood and provide substantial support for small-scale but locally significant projects. It is also expected that such financing will improve traffic safety.
The EIB document states that the total cost of this framework project is approximately EUR 110 million, but other sources of co-financing are not specified.

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UKRAINE USES ONE THIRD OF CREDIT FUNDS OPENED BY EUROPEAN INVESTMENT BANK

Ukraine today has used slightly over one third of funds from the financing, which the group of the European Investment Bank (EIB) obliged to provide, EIB Resident Representation for Ukraine Jean-Erik de Zagon said at a press conference in Raiffeisen Bank Aval in Kyiv. In 2014-2016, the EIB group successfully met its commitments to support projects in Ukraine and obliged to provide the financing of $3 billion, he said. Now over one third of the funds have been used, de Zagon said.
He added that the group’s commitments are in effect.
Some of the financing is provided under the framework agreement, and some conditions are to be met for using these funds, while the $3 billion commitments are remain in force, and the financing must be provided, he said.
As reported, the EU Summit early March 2014 approved the assistance package for Ukraine worth EUR 11 billion. The EIB obliged to provide EUR 3 billion under this package.

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