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AfDB signs trade finance agreement with Natixis

The African Development Bank and Natixis have signed a $50 million risk participation agreement covering a portfolio of trade finance transactions in Africa

DFIs support Nigerian road project

The Ebonyi State government will sign a $150 million debt package with three multilaterals to finance a road rehabilitation project in Ebonyi State, Nigeria

Tradewind signs debt with Chinese exporter

Germany-based trade finance provider Tradewind has signed on a $1.5 million factoring facility for a Chinese exporter of furniure and textiles

Sri Lanka invites social housing tenders

Sri Lanka has issued a request for tenders today to design and construct housing for an AIIB-backed urban regeneration programme to improve conditions of low-income communities and increase land use efficiency in Sri Lanka’s capital city

WB approves loan for Central African solar and storage

The World Bank has approved a $45 million loan with the government of Central African Republic for the 25MW first phase of a solar PV and 25MW battery storage system located 20km from the capital city of Bangui

ECA issues alternative energy bond

An export credit agency in Asia has issued a renewable energy bond to support credit for projects beneficial to the environment

IFC invites EOIs for Seychelles gas-fired advisory

The IFC has invited expressions of interest bids for the technical advisory role on a $200 million, 75MW LNG-to-power IPP project in the Seychelles

UKCI invests in Indian C&I solar company

UK Climate Investments has agreed to invest $38.8 million into Indian renewable energy developer CleanMax Solar

Additional lender for Nepali hydro

A further development finance institution (DFI) has proposed lending to the 216MW Upper Trishuli hydropower project in Nepal

IDB Invest finances sanitation PPP in Brazil

Brazil’s BRK Ambiental has closed on a loan with IDB Invest to fund the country’s largest sanitation PPP project, having signed on debt financing with regional development bank Banco do Nordeste (BNB) earlier in the year (2019)

AIIB approves four new member countries

The board of governors for the Beijing-based Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank has approved the membership of four new member countries

DFIs lend on Syvash wind phase 2

Norwegian NBT and France’s Total Eren have signed on financing for the second phase of the 250MW Syvash wind farm in Ukraine

IEnova finances Mexican PV plants

Sempra Energy subsidiary IEnova is raising financing to build four solar power plants in Mexico with a total capacity of 376MW

Timor-Leste water feasibility study doubles

The Timor-Leste Government has doubled the budget to conduct a feasibility study on the capital city’s water supply, following a pre-bid meeting last month and inquires by bidders

IFC proposes loan to Colombian cablecar

The World Bank’s IFC has proposed a $30 million loan to the city of Bogota to finance an extension to the aerial cableway – TransMiCable

Brazilian city launches public lighting project

Brazilian development bank BNDES has announced the launch of a public lighting PPP in Porto Alegre, the capital of the Southern state Rio Grande do Sul

Malaysia resurrects East Coast Rail Link

Malaysia’s prime minister has said the $10.62 billion East Coast Rail Link is moving forward, following an announcement last week by the lead Chinese EPC company that it will assume more of the project’s O&M risk

EOI issued for Ethiopia geothermal EPC

TM Geothermal Operations has invited expressions of interest for an EPC contract on the first 50MW phase of the $2.2 billion, 520MW Tulu Moye geothermal project in the Eastern Rift Valley in Oromia, Ethiopia