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Advisory REOI for Jamaica roads P3

The IFC has issued REOIs seeking multiple advisers to help with implementing 3 brownfield road segments via a P3 in Jamaica

Deutsche Bank to open Bangladeshi office

Deutsche Bank is to expand its global network with the launch of its first representative office in Dhaka, Bangladesh

South Africa publishes embedded gen draft for comment

South Africa’s energy minister Gwede Mantashe has published for public comment the draft for changes to the country’s embedded generation regulations

Al-Wakra/Al-Wukair put to commercial close

A Metito-led consortium has reached commercial close on the $600 million, Al-Wakra and Al-Wukair wastewater treatment PPP in Qatar

IFC appoints LatAm director

The International Finance Corporation has appointed a new regional director for Latin America, based in São Paulo

EVN moves Vietnam gas-fired forward

State-owned Vietnam Electricity has cleared hurdles on a gas-fired power project in southern Vietnam

EBRD mulls loan for Jordan’s NEPCO

The European Bank of Reconstruction and Development is considering a $45 million loan to Jordanian utility National Electric Power Company

EIB mulls loan for DBSA’s embedded generation vehicle

The European Investment Bank is considering a €200 million loan for the Development Bank of Southern Africa’s €400 million Embedded Generation Investment Programme

Neoenergia signs offshore wind, green hydro MoU

Neoenergia has signed an MoU with the state government of Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil for the development of green hydrogen and offshore wind

QLD approves coal mine extension

The government of Queensland has approved the extension of Carborough Downs metallurgical coal mine near Moranbah allowing the project to step up production

DBJ backs Jera's energy transition plans

Japanese power producer Jera has obtained funding from Development Bank of Japan (DBJ) to support the company’s energy transition plans, the state-owned bank said on Wednesday

OPEC Fund signs debt and equity into TDB

The OPEC Fund for International Development has signed a $40 million investment into the Eastern and Southern African Trade & Development Bank

Djibouti set to launch housing PPP

The government of Djibouti is working on a competitive tender to select a private sector partner to develop an affordable housing PPP in the East African state

AFC and Mizuho Bank sign Africa MoU

Africa Finance Corporation and Mizuho Bank have signed an MoU to collaborate on energy and infrastructure project financing in Sub-Saharan Africa

ADB approves $38m for Tajikistan water

Asian Development Bank has approved an additional financing of $38 million for an urban water supply and sanitation project in Tajikistan’s capital

Advisers sought for Stoni Athi housing PPP

The International Finance Corporation has invited expressions of interest for the legal and technical advisory services on the Stoni Athi affordable housing PPP in Kenya

J.O Steel Holdings to invest in Saudi Arabia steel mill

J.O. Steel Holdings has secured a $692 million credit facility from a consortium of banks and financial institutions led by Saudi British Bank to build an integrated billet manufacturing plant within Ras Al-Khair Industrial City in Saudi Arabia

Oz bets on CCS to compensate for new O&G permits

The Australian federal government has allocated nearly 47,000 square km of new offshore acreage for oil & gas exploration, betting on carbon capture technology to offset emissions

Vietnam plans airport PPP

Vietnam’s government has suggested developing a D8 trillion ($341m) domestic airport in the northwest under a PPP model.