The EBRD is considering a senior loan to Almaty Elecrotrans, a municipal tram and trolleybus company, of up to USD 10 million under a project support arrangement with the city of Almaty. The proposed loan would finance the modernisation of power substations of the electric transport network in the city and support commercialisation of the municipal tram and trolleybus company.
The project will support institutional strengthening, including introduction of incentive-based service contracts and commercialisation of the company. The Public Service Contract will:
(a) establish standards and a transparent structure for the provision of public transport services; and
(b) allow the dompany to agree on investments and financing with the city.
The transaction will promote commercialisation of the municipal transport company through improving operating efficiencies and business standards. During project development, a tariff increase was implemented while the ticketing system was outsourced.
Almaty Electrotrans, a municipal tram and trolleybus company, owned by the City of Almaty.
A senior loan of USD 10.0 million.
USD 13.2 million.
Screened B/1 (2003).
The refurbishment of the trolleybus power supply system should improve public transport as well as reduce air pollution in the City of Almaty. The project has significant environmental objectives. An Environmental Audit and Analysis were carried out by international consultants which confirmed the benefits of the project. However, there are a number of environmental issues which need to be addressed during project implementation, e. g. environmental and health and safety management, disposal of asbestos and other hazardous wastes, occupational health and safety, personal protective equipment, emergency response plans and community engagement programmes. These issues will be addressed during project implementation through the implementation of an Environmental and Social Action Plan (ESAP).
Legal agreements will contain covenants that the project will need to be carried out in accordance with Kazakh law and EU environmental standards, the Client will provide annual environmental, health and safety report, and to notify the Bank on material issues/accidents. The implementation of the ESAP will also be included in the legal agreements as well as compliance with Core Labour Standards.
- Monitoring will be carried out through reviewing the annual environmental, health and safety report and a project review visit within 2 years from signing to confirm implementation of the plan, as necessary.
Procurement and Implementation Support (EUR 180,000)
Corporate Development Programme to
(i) prepare a draft Public Service Contract (PSC)
(ii) develop a long-term business and marketing plan, and
(iii) identify cost-effective out-sourcing options (up to EUR 130,000)
- Full Feasibility Study for a LRT in Almaty including local requirements for State Expertise: (i) technical part (up to EUR 300,000), and (ii) PPP structuring part (up to EUR 300,000)
Almaty, Ul. Auezova 64
Tel.: +7 727 3752980
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