RSF- KICB Unfunded Kaindy Kant Extension

Location:

Kyrgyz Republic

Project number:

52977

Business sector:

Agribusiness

Notice type:

Private

Environmental category:

B

Approval date:

19 Oct 2021

Status:

Repaying

PSD disclosed:

10 Nov 2021

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

The provision of a revolving working capital loan of US$ 500,000 to Kaindy Kant OJSC a sugar producer based in the Kyrgyz Republic. The loan will be provided under the risk sharing facility (RSF). 

 

Project Objectives

The RSF Loan will be used to finance direct cash payments to sugar beet farmers.

Transition Impact

ETI score: 60

Resilient: Transition impact under the RSF is mainly expected to derive from skills transfer to the Partner Bank, in the areas of financial analysis, risk assessment and project management.

Competitive: RSF facilitates access to finance for SMEs, supporting their growth and competitiveness.

Currently RSF is rated at the framework level and the sub-projects are not given individual ETI ratings. The PTI of the framework is 60. 

Client Information

KAINDY KANT OJSC

Kaindy Kant OJSC, a leading sugar producer in the Kyrgyz Republic.

 

EBRD Finance Summary

USD 500,000.00

Total Project Cost

USD 1,000,000.00

Additionality

Under RSF, additionality stems from the following:

- the EBRD is offering an innovative financing structure (e.g. mezzanine financing, risk sharing, etc.) on commercial terms not available from other banks: risk participation to help partner banks with capital and liquidity constraints.

- the EBRD is offering a tenor, which is above the market average and is necessary to structure the project.

- EBRD is offering local currency financing on terms not readily available in the market.

Environmental and Social Summary

Categorised B (ESP 2019) and Low Medium risk.  The Partner Bank has provided a completed environmental and social questionnaire for the proposed transaction which shows that the client is in compliance with local environmental and social regulations.  ESD visited the manufacturing facility in question in 2017 and viewed operations and interviewed management on their risk management policies and procedures.  Due diligence at that earlier time showed that the site had both the capacity and capability to carry out works in line with the Bank's requirements. The current loan is for the purposes of working capital and as such, the potential EHSS risks associated with this transaction are low.  No mitigation actions are required.  

Technical Cooperation and Grant Financing

TC: €56,000 International Advisory project to improve the operational efficiency of the Borrower, energy efficiency and draft a long-term development strategy; €8,550 project with a local consultant to prepare the business plan; €12,120 project with a local consultant to review the Company's financials. €2,600 (the EBRD's part €1,300 or 50 per cent) in 2018-2019, €1,734 (the EBRD's part € 867 or 50 per cent) in 2019-2020 to cover the monthly monitoring of sugar collateral.

Total TC amount: €79,270. Borrower's contribution was €17,852 (23 per cent).

Non-TC: None

Company Contact Information

Bektur Aliev, CEO
bektura@kicb.net
+996 312 620 101
+996 312 620202
www.kicb.net
KICB Erkindik 21

PSD last updated

11 Nov 2021

Understanding Transition

Further information regarding the EBRD’s approach to measuring transition impact is available here.

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Independent Project Accountability Mechanism (IPAM)

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.

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