RF - BM Kazakhstan



Project number:


Business sector:

Manufacturing and Services

Notice type:


Environmental category:


Approval date:

12 May 2020



PSD disclosed:

25 Jun 2020

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

This project was approved in the context of the Bank's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. To avoid delays to the delivery of this project, the Bank's President granted a deviation from the ordinary timelines for PSD disclosure, as contemplated by Section V of the Directive on Access to Information. Details of the Bank's response to COVID-19, and this deviation, can be found on our website.

The provision of a senior loan of up to US$ 25.0 million (€ 23 million) in favour of Borusan Makina Kazakhstan LLP (BMK), a limited liability company incorporated in Kazakhstan, to finance its working capital needs.

Project Objectives

The proposed transaction will provide short-term liquidity to BMK for working capital financing and help maintain its financial stability. The project willl preserve and help achieve transition gains set forth under the project and ensure the availability of short-term working capital financing to BMK, supporting them in overcoming the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Transition Impact

ETI score: 63

The aim of this operation to support BMK's short-term liquidity needs and preserve its financial viability. The Company's financial stance is critical to support the project for delivery of the originally expected Transition Impact.

Primary TI Quality: Inclusive;

Secondary TI Quality: Competitive.

Client Information


Borusan Makina Kazakhstan LLP ("BMK") is involved in the distribution, sales and service of Caterpillar heavy machinery equipment (excavators, loaders, asphalt pavers, off-highway trucks, and etc.) in Kazakhstan. BMK is a 100 per cent owned subsidiary of Borusan Makina ve Guc Sistemleri Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. (the "Sponsor" or "BMGS"), which is engaged in the distribution and sales of Caterpillar heavy machinery equipment, power systems, spare parts and provision of related services for these products.

EBRD Finance Summary

USD 25,000,000.00

A senior loan of up to US$ 25.0 million (€23 million) in favour of Borusan Makina Kazakhstan LLP.

Total Project Cost

USD 25,000,000.00


COVID-19 crisis response: The impact of the COVID-19 crisis is being seen in liquidity stress for corporate clients as it imposed constraints on commercial banks' lending and renewal of financing facilities. The Bank provides a liquidity facility for short-term liquidity needs of the Borrower, which is not readily available to raise in the capital markets due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Environmental and Social Summary

Categorised B (2019 ESP). The provision of short-term working capital to BMK is not associated with any new environmental or social risks or impacts. Due diligence for this transaction has comprised review of the Company's response to Covid-19 and progress with implementation of the environmental and social action plan (ESAP) for the Bank's previous project with BMK. BMK formed a dedicated Covid-19 task force and has been implementing crisis management plans to safeguard employees and customers. Adequate measures have been put in place with regards to OHS and HR. In-house E&S due diligence carried out for the previous transaction concluded that the Company is largely compliant with the PRs in key areas such as health and safety, air emissions, waste management, labour and supply chain management. The Company has been making satisfactory progress in implementing the agreed ESAP. This solidarity loan does not require additional monitoring or reporting. The EBRD will continue to monitor BMK environmental and social performance via reporting for the previous transaction. There is no GET component associated with this Project.

Technical Cooperation and Grant Financing


Company Contact Information

Berna Demir Yegenoglu
Gebze Organize Sanayi Bölgesi 1500. Sokak, No: 1501

PSD last updated

29 Sep 2020

Understanding Transition

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If efforts to address environmental, social or public disclosure concerns with the Client or the Bank are unsuccessful (e.g. through the Client’s Project-level grievance mechanism or through direct engagement with Bank management), individuals and organisations may seek to address their concerns through the EBRD’s Independent Project Accountability Mechanism (IPAM).

IPAM independently reviews Project issues that are believed to have caused (or to be likely to cause) harm. The purpose of the Mechanism is: to support dialogue between Project stakeholders to resolve environmental, social and public disclosure issues; to determine whether the Bank has complied with its Environmental and Social Policy or Project-specific provisions of its Access to Information Policy; and where applicable, to address any existing non-compliance with these policies, while preventing future non-compliance by the Bank.

Please visit the Independent Project Accountability Mechanism webpage to find out more about IPAM and its mandate; how to submit a Request for review; or contact IPAM  via email ipam@ebrd.com to get guidance and more information on IPAM and how to submit a request.


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