- Support for the commercialisation of the Company and for institutional improvements: Technical co-operation mobilised by the Bank will promote the commercialisation of the Company and improve its financial and operational performance. Milestones and targets agreed with the Company will be included as covenants in the Loan Agreement. Additional technical cooperation is planned to establish and support a Project Implementation Unit.
- Development of Regulatory Framework and Institutional improvements through implementation of the Government Strategy for the Water Sector Development; passage of new Law establishing a Water Regulator and amendment of the Water Act; and establishment of effective and independent water regulator.
- Demonstration effect: The Operation would be the first transaction in Bulgaria where the Bank would lend directly to a state owned regional water company without a sovereign or municipal guarantee
- Improved financial planning and management for the City of Burgas. In order to help the City to improve its creditworthiness a Creditworthiness Enhancement Programme is planned to assist the City in defining and managing its budget, including its capital investment plans.
- Loan to the Company: €11.0 million
- Co-finance: €20.3 ISPA Grant
- Other sources; €0.9
- Financial and Operational Improvement Plan (FOPIP) section 5.2) €300,000, donor to be identified
- Establishment of Project Implementation Unit (PIU) and assistance with tendering and project procurement: €400,000, donor funds from CIDA
- Financial planning and budgeting training and assistance for the respective City €200,000, donor to be identified
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