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Atlas closes debt for Brazilian solar

Actis portfolio company Atlas Renewable Energy has closed financing for a 359MW solar project in Brazil

Bangladesh recruits adviser

A non-bank infrastructure financial institution is recruiting an adviser to assist on its corporate strategy and capacity development to foster PPPs in Bangladesh

World Bank to lend on Angolan electricity sector

The World Bank has approved a $250 million loan for the $417 million Electricity Sector Improvement and Access Project in Angola

InfraCo Africa invests in Kenyan property developer

PIDG-member InfraCo Africa has signed a $10 million dollar investment in Kenyan real estate developer Acorn Holdings to expand its student housing business

Thailand mulls development for 4 PPPs

Thailand government is planning to roll out 4 infrastructure PPPs, with a total investment value of Bt163 billion

Kexim to fund HCMC MRT 5 phase 2 under PPP

An Asian export-import bank is seeding investment funds, as part of its government’s nearly $145 billion initiative to invest in digital and green sectors.

Exim bank forming ESG FoF

An Asian export-import bank is seeding investment funds, as part of its government’s nearly $145 billion initiative to invest in digital and green sectors

Senegal adopts new PPP law

Senegal’s National Assembly – the country’s unicameral legislative body – has unanimously adopted a new legal and institutional framework for public-private partnerships

DFIs line up for Liquid Telecommunications bond issue

Three debt finance institutions have put in place orders to purchase up to an aggregate $187 million of a bond issue by Africa-focused Liquid Telecommunications

TIS names key hire for the US

Treasury Intelligence Solutions Inc (TIS) – a cloud platform vendor for corporate payments – announced today it has appointed Chris Calhoun as CEO, Americas, as part of its commitment to its strategic focus on the US market

ADB appoints Um as MD general

The Asian Development Bank has appointed Woochong Um as managing director general

DFIs to support Egyptian power sector reform

JICA has signed with the government of Egypt a $237 million loan for a power sector reform programme – with two other DFIs set to follow

Diop to head IFC

The World Bank has appointed Makhtar Diop as managing director and executive vice president to head the international finance corporation (IFC), effective March 2021

New Boyd at EBRD

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has appointed Harry Boyd-Carpenter as managing director for green economy and climate action

World Bank approves half a billion loan for Nigerian DISCOs

The World Bank has approved a $500 million loan for the $1.743 billion Nigeria Distribution Sector Recovery Programme – the government’s initiative to improve the performance of DISCOs

IJGlobal Awards 2020 – Asia Pacific Judging Team

We are delighted today to announce the Asia Pacific judging team for the IJGlobal Awards 2020. The submissions team reports that entries are flooding in for what looks to be an exciting (virtual) awards ceremony in the summer

New hire for Infrastructure Ontario

Angela Clayton will be join Infrastructure Ontario (IO) as president of the project delivery team on 6 April.

New ADB country director arrives

New Zealand and UK national Shanny Campbell is Asian Development Bank’s new country director for Tajikistan