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Takahashi takes Japan lead role for MIGA

The Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) – part of the World Bank Group – has appointed Susumu Takahashi to represent it as its new head for Japan

KfW backs Bangladesh solar

Germany’s KfW Development Bank has approved an €80 million ($81.4 million) loan to Infrastructure Development Co (IDCOL) for Bangladesh’s renewable energy programme

Colbún to build 370MW solar asset

Chilean energy company Colbún has submitted a 370MW solar project to Chile’s Environmental Evaluation Service

DFI-backed loan facility signed for solar business

US-based solar home systems provider d.light has signed with a consortium of lenders a $50 million loan facility to expand its off-grid solar business in Sub-Saharan Africa.

EIB, UniCredit support Austrian renewables

The European Investment Bank (EIB) and UniCredit Austria are to support investments in small and medium-size renewable energy projects in Austria through a €200 ($205m) million credit portfolio

SEC signs $3bn syndicate and ECA-covered loan

Saudi Electricity Company (SEC), has signed with a syndicate of 15 banks, a $3 billion debt facility and a $567.5 million ECA-covered facility with a further 2 lenders

Vietnam approves $50m north-south renovation

Vietnam’s government has approved D1.2 trillion ($51.3 million) worth of renovating and upgrading a railway section connecting the northcentral and the south

Pakistan approves 400MW green hydrogen

The Sindh government's Directorate of Alternative Energy has approved the development of a 400MW green hydrogen project.

Eesti Energia plans Estonian hydro

Estonian energy company Eesti Energia has started preliminary design and environmental impact assessment for the construction of a pumped hydro power plant in the country.

Khmer Water Supply to expand water supply

Cambodian water company Khmer Water Supply Holding (KWSH) has received a $2.3 million loan from InfraCo Asia to expand its water supply network

Cambodia signs ODA for port expansion

Cambodia's government has agreed to receive a ¥41.39 billion ($306.6 million) ODA loan from Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica) to expand the country’s only international deep sea port in the Gulf of Thailand

Tajikistan seeks road specialist

The Ministry of Transport is recruiting an adviser to assist in preparing a road network sustainability project in Tajikistan

Econic Technologies closes fundraise

Econic Technologies, the UK-based deep tech carbon-to-value pioneer, has completed its current fundraise with the close of the second multimillion pound round

Altech arranges financing for Malaysia metals

Australia-listed Altech Chemicals has gained traction to close $190 million project finance and raise $244 million equity for its high-purity alumina project in Malaysia

MIGA backs Actis, syndicate in Bangladesh power

Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) has issued guarantees totalling $407 million for the investment and refinancing of a power plant in Bhola, the World Bank Group member said yesterday

FC for São Paulo line 6

An Acciona-led consortium has reached financial close on São Paulo’s Line 6 – Laranja PPP in one of the largest limited-recourse project financing deals in Brazilian history

ECREEE to launch mini-grids project in West Africa

The ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) is preparing to launch a renewable energy mini-grids project in 5 West African states

EDB invests in Armenian PV

The Eurasian Development Bank (EDB) has agreed to provide $37 million to finance the construction of 11 solar PV plants with a total capacity of 65MW in Armenia

Solar Philippines proposes baseload from solar

Independent power producer Solar Philippines plans to develop a solar power plant serving as baseload generation by supplying up to 200MW into the Luzon region