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PPP infrastructure projects: ADB to provide Bangladesh $50m

Using ADB’s financial intermediary loan, the Strengthening Bangladesh Infrastructure Finance Fund Limited Project will provide long-term local currency financing for qualified PPP infrastructure subprojects

Update : 10 Sep 2020, 05:40 PM

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will provide Bangladesh $50 million in loan to promote, fund, and implement public-private partnership (PPP) infrastructure projects in the country.

To this end, the ADB and the government signed an agreement on Thursday.

Fatima Yasmin, secretary, Economic Relations Division (ERD), and Manmohan Parkash, country director, ADB, virtually signed the loan agreement on behalf of Bangladesh and ADB respectively.

Meanwhile, S M Anisuzzaman, chief executive officer of Bangladesh Infrastructure Finance Fund Limited (BIFFL) signed the project agreement.

“The project will strengthen BIFFL’s capacity to mobilize private investments, develop infrastructure projects, and create jobs, which will accelerate the economic recovery process after the Covid-19 pandemic,” said ADB Country Director Manmohan Parkash.

“The project will generate about 3,000 jobs in PPP projects supported by BIFFL by 2024 and help implement PPP infrastructure subprojects developed by government agencies.” “In addition to catalyzing greater private sector commercial infrastructure financing and investment, the project will also help the rollout of the government’s PPP strategy,” Parkash added.

Using ADB’s financial intermediary loan, the Strengthening Bangladesh Infrastructure Finance Fund Limited Project will provide long-term local currency financing for qualified PPP infrastructure sub-projects.

ADB has been a long-standing partner to support BIFFL to promote PPP program and develop its pipeline of projects.

They have also assisted the government to develop the PPP Act, set up the PPP office, and an institutional framework for PPPs in addition to supporting priority sectors of Bangladesh as a transaction advisor.

A $650,000 technical assistance grant from ADB’s Financial Sector Development Partnership Special Fund will support BIFFL to review and update its corporate strategy, as well as assess and improve capacity to manage environmental and social safeguards, and project implementation.

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