UPTF2 - Kyiv City Transport II: Metro



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Business sector:

Municipal and environmental infrastructure

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Approval date:

25 Mar 2020



PSD disclosed:

15 Jul 2019

As permitted by paragraph 2.6 of Section III of the Access to Information Policy, disclosure of this PSD was deferred in accordance with paragraph 1.4.4 of the Directive on Access to Information.

Project Description

€ 50 million loan to Municipal Enterprise 'Kyivsky Metropolitan' (the "Company") to finance the procurement of 50 metro cars for the new metro line to Vynohradar district.

The Project is part of the Ukraine Public Transport Framework II (UPTF2) . The facility is designed to serve as a sector-wide catalyst for addressing key challenges in public transport in Ukrainian municipalities.


Project Objectives

The project addresses critical challenges (including, inter alia, congestion, air pollution, quality of public transport services, etc.) in Kyiv's urban transport development.

Transition Impact

ETI score: 60

The project is part of the Ukraine Public Transport Framework 2 (UPTF2) aimed to continue to serve as a sector-wide catalyst in addressing key challenges in public transport in Ukrainian municipalities i improvement in regulation and funding through the introduction of PSCs, support for private sector involvement in urban transport service provision and cost restructuring of incumbent public transport operators.  

The project promotes significant environmental improvements and supports the Green transition quality through improvement of air quality, GHG and air pollution reduction in the City of Kyiv.

The Project also pursues the well-governed quality through the implementation of updated CDP and PSC that will increase transparency and accountability in the relationship between the City and the public transport Company by establishing clear rights and obligations, incentives for greater efficiency and higher quality of services.

Client Information


Communal Enterprise "Kyivsky Metropolitan", public transport company wholly-owned by the City of Kyiv, is responsible for the provision of underground (metro) services. The underground infrastructure includes 3 lines (67.6 km long) with 52 stations, 115 escalators, three depots and 824 metro cars. The Company employs around 8,000 people.

EBRD Finance Summary

EUR 50,000,000.00

Total Project Cost

EUR 60,000,000.00


 The additionality derives from the Bank's ability to offer a tenor above market average, which is necessary to structure the project; significant experience in the public transport sector in Ukraine and unique position for policy dialogue with the Government and the local authorities on sector issues (i.e. underinvestment, pollution, congestion and safety) and associated reforms. 

Environmental and Social Summary

Categorised B (ESP 2014). The project will bring substantial environmental and public health benefits through modernisation of the metro car fleet. It will increase the accessibility and mobility for all user groups and improving overall quality, safety and efficiency of urban transportation. Any adverse impacts will be site specific and addressed through appropriate mitigation measures. A modal shift to clean public transport as opposed to private cars and minibuses in the City will reduce the amount of CO2 emissions, particulate matter (PM), including black carbon, and nitrous oxides (NOx).

Environmental and social due diligence ("ESDD") for the project, which has been carried out internally included an environmental and social analysis of the proposed investment as well as a review of environmental, social, health and safety policies and procedures and the capacity of the company to manage risks associated with the proposed Project in line with the EBRD's Performance Requirements (PRs).

The ESDD identified that the Company has the institutional capacity to implement the Project in compliance with the Bank's PRs, and is compliant with Ukrainian legislation, however it was noted that the Company needs to improve its maintenance workshops and sanitary & hygienic facilities for its workers and ensure effective operation of the washing station and treatment facilities. Project implementation is limited to the urban area within the boundaries of the existing urban development and no sensitive ecological receptors or protected zones will be affected. In addition, it is confirmed that the project will not have significant adverse social impacts to local communities or other project affected parties, nor will the project require the acquisition of lands or result in involuntary resettlement or economic displacement.

An Environmental and Social Action Plan ("ESAP") has been developed and agreed with the Company to address the areas for improvement identified during the ESDD and carry out the necessary mitigation measures which will enable the Company to comply with national regulations and the Bank's PRs. The ESAP covers development and implementation of the Environmental Management and Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems (including improvement of sanitary and hygienic conditions for the Company employees) as well as development and implementation of a Stakeholder Engagement Plan. The environmental and social performance of the project and implementation of the ESAP will be monitored through annual E&S reports and site visits when deemed necessary.


Technical Cooperation and Grant Financing


  • TC1: Project Implementation Support. The TC will support the PIU with preparing procurement documentation, carrying out the tender and contract implementation. The estimated total cost of this assignment is up to EUR 200,000, proposed to be financed from the Framework-level PIU TC, funded by the EU MPSF.

  • TC2: Corporate Development Program ("CDP") and Stakeholder Participation Programme ("SPP"). The TC will support an update and implementation of the CDP and SPP as well as PSC by the Company ensuring financial and operational performance improvement at the Company level. The estimated cost of this TC assignment is up to EUR 70,000, expected to be financed from the Framework-level CDP TC, funded by the EU MPSF.

Company Contact Information

Barginsky Dmytro
+38 (044) 238-44-21
+38 (044) 238-44-46
03056, Kyiv, 35 Peremohy Ave

PSD last updated

16 Mar 2020

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Independent Project Accountability Mechanism (IPAM)

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