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Tender out for PNG transport consultant

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) issued a tender on 21 May (2020) recruiting a consultant for preparation of a feasibility study and detailed engineering design for a package of three highway and port projects in Papua New Guinea

IFC and JBIC to collaborate on projects in fragile states

The IFC and the Japan Bank for JBIC have signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on project financing in “fragile and conflict-affected countries” in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia

Shortlist out for Himalayan airport PPP

Bhutan’s Ministry of Information and Communications yesterday issued a request for proposals to six potential advisers for developing a strategy for the country's aviation sector

Uzbekistan tenders small hydro

Uzbekistan’s state hydropower producer and developer has tendered the design and construction of three run-of-river hydropower plants worth an estimated $75.3 million in south-eastern Uzbekistan

New Development Bank lends in Indian power

New Development Bank, a multilateral formed by the 5 BRICS governments around the world, has made a $300 million loan to REC in the Indian power sector

South Africa’s Midvaal plans distribution PPP

Midvaal Local Municipality has informed the market that it intends to launch an electricity transmission & distribution expansion project modelled on a public-private partnership concession in Guateng, South Africa – the Midvaal Electricity Distribution Services PPP

Largest Pakistan IPP signs

A Chinese sponsor has agreed with a Pakistan provincial government to develop a $2.4 billion project under the China–Pakistan Economic Corridor framework

EIB loan for Estonian rail upgrade

The EIB has today extended a €95 million loan to the Estonian national railway company – Eesti Raudtee – for upgrades to the country’s existing rail infrastructure

ADB approves Indonesia geothermal loan

Asian Development Bank has approved a $300 million loan to Indonesian state-owned company Geo Dipa Energi to finance the expansion of geothermal assets

Zambia signs solar deal with PowerChina

Zambia’s power utility ZESCO has signed with Chinese state-owned energy developer PowerChina three contracts worth $548 million to develop utility-scale solar power plants with a combined power output of 600MW

EIB finances Polish solar

Energy Solar Projekty – a subsidiary of a fund managed by Lords LB Asset Management – has raised the project finance debt for a 66MW solar portfolio in north Poland

IDB backs up Enel distribution network in Chile

Enel Green Power's distribution subsidiary in Chile, Enel Distribución, is negotiating a debt package with IDB Invest to ease its Covid-19-related liquidity problems

IFC appoints Pinto to Brazil office

World Bank’s IFC has appointed Carlos Miguel López Leiria Pinto as its new general manager for its Brazil office

EIB extends deadline for Palestine desal advisory

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has extended the deadline for bids from consultancy firms for the technical advisory role on the €580.3 million ($636 million) Gaza Central Desalination Plant and Associated Works Programme (GCDP)

AfDB to sign loan for government stake in Sahofika

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a €4.02 million ($4.4 million) loan for the government of Madagascar to finance its €30 million ($32.9 million) equity stake in the 205MW Sahofika hydropower project on the Onive River in the island nation

WA Water Corporation aboard for hydrogen, graphite pilot

Hazer Group and Western Australia's Water Corporation have signed a binding three-year gas supply agreement and collaboration deed, relating to the supply of biogas and the co-location of Hazer's commercial demonstration projects at a wastewater treatment plant

Total rejigs North Sea asset sale to HitecVision

Norwegian energy-focused private equity shop HitecVision has said it will push ahead with the acquisition of North Sea oil assets owned by Total after renegotiating some of the deal's terms