Tajik Railways Fleet Renewal

Location:

Tajikistan

Project number:

48616

Business sector:

Transport

Notice type:

Public

Environmental category:

B

Status:

Cancelled

PSD disclosed:

13 Dec 2017

Translated version of this PSD: Russian

Project Description

A senior loan to the State Unitary Enterprise "Rohi Ohani Tojikiston" (Tajik Railways) to finance the acquisition of general purpose freight wagons and locomotives (the "Project"). The Project is part of a multi-staged Rolling Stock Renewal Programme to renovate Company's ageing fleet.

Project Objectives

The procurement of general purpose freight wagons, main line and shunting locomotives. Under the Rolling Stock Renewal Programme, to be implemented in multiple stages the Company needs to replace over 2,000 freight wagons and over 40 diesel locomotives. The Company has already
replaced over 900 freight wagons and 8 diesel locomotives.

Transition Impact

The transition impact of the Project is expected to come from (a) the enhancement of the Company's corporate governance practices by the introduction of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), Environmental and Social Action Plan (ESAP), and (b) the development of Company's midand long-term business plan, as well as policy dialogue on further corporatisation of the Company and adoption of the advanced energy efficiency technologies and practices in the railway sector

Client Information

TAJIKISTAN RAILWAYS SUE

Rohi Ohani Tojikiston (Tajik Railways), a vertically-integrated railway company fully owned by the Government of Tajikistan.

EBRD Finance Summary

USD 26,000,000.00

A senior loan of up to US$ 26 million (€ 22 million) to the Company

Total Project Cost

USD 109,000,000.00

Project costs are expected to be US$ 109 million (€ 92 million)

Environmental and Social Summary

The project has been categorised B and is unlikely to present significant Environmental and Social (E&S) impacts.  Environmental and Social Due Diligence (ESDD) has now commenced using a project specific questionnaire and will include a review of the company's corporate E&S arrangements.  The Bank will also review the company's E&S procedures, management system for the rail operations, current and past E&S performance, rail safety and maintenance arrangements for rolling stock.

The E&S risks associated with the materials to be transported in the wagons will also be confirmed.  The ESDD is not yet complete, however should any improvements and mitigation measures be required to meet the Bank's Performance Requirements, this project will be included in an Environmental and Social Action Plan and agreed with the client. 

Following the completion of ESDD an update will be made on findings and reflected in this PSD.

Technical Cooperation

The following technical cooperation (the "TC") assignments are envisaged as part of this project:

Pre-loan signing

  • Technical due diligence including review of the industry, company's operations, financial and economic analysis of the proposed investments (US$ 73,000 financed by the EBRD Shareholder Special Fund ("SSF")).
     
  • Financial due diligence (US$ 27,410 financed by the Bank's own resources).

Post-loan signing

  • Project Implementation Support. International consultant to support the Project Implementation Unit with detailed engineering design and approval, procurement, preparation and evaluation of tenders, contract award and administration, financial control, project management and reporting.

    The estimated cost of the assignment is up to US$ 200,000 proposed to be financed by an international donor, or the SSF.
     
  • Corporate Development Support Programme. The estimated cost of the assignment is up to US$ 450,000 proposed to be financed by an international donor, or the SSF.

Company Contact Information

Komil Jumahon Mirzoali, CEO
info@railway.tj
+992 (37) 2212020
+992 (37) 2212020
www.railway.tj
35 Academic Nazarshoev Street Dushanbe, 734025, TAJIKISTAN

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Independent Project Accountability Mechanism (IPAM)

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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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