EBRD to finance low-emission buses for Skopje

€10 million lent to city bus company to improve and modernise bus operations in Skopje Loan will buy 35 new CNG buses and strengthen the bus company Project triggers Skopje’s engagement with EBRD Green Cities, an urban greening programme The EBRD is bringing 35 new compressed natural gas (CNG) buses to Skopje, the capital of FYR Macedonia, […]

Enhancing Weather, Climate, and Water Information Services across Central Asia

STORY HIGHLIGHTS Climate change threatens to increase temperatures across Central Asia by 4 degrees Celsius or more by the end of the century, bringing increasingly frequent and severe impacts from extreme weather. Improving weather, climate and hydrological services—by putting accurate, timely and understandable predictions into the hands of decision-makers and the public—can save lives and […]

Cities in Uzbekistan to Gain Better Municipal Services and Urban Infrastructure, with World Bank Support

WASHINGTON, December 18, 2018 – Residents of three cities in Uzbekistan will benefit from improved municipal services and urban infrastructure, thanks to the Medium-Size Cities Integrated Urban Development Project, approved today by the World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors. The project will be supported by a $100 million loan from the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development […]

Green Climate Fund supports EBRD’s Green Cities Facility

GCF partners with EBRD to help cities in 9 countries to address climate change Largest public sector programme in EBRD region approved by GCF Board to date Facility supports cities to develop Green City Action Plans and investments The EBRD has received a €87 million contribution approved by the Green Climate Fund’s (GCF) Board. The […]

EBRD and GCF support Armenian green investment

Ameriabank becomes first EBRD partner in Armenia to receive loan under Green Economy Financing Facility (GEFF) programme Loan will help SMEs and corporates investing in green technology Fund co-financed by EBRD and Green Climate Fund Small businesses in Armenia will have more opportunities to invest in green technology thanks to a US$ 12.5 million long the EBRD […]

EBRD commits €333 million to support infrastructure upgrades in Uzbekistan

EBRD signs first infrastructure projects in Uzbekistan for almost a decade €333 million investment to finance water and power supply and district heating projects Capital city Tashkent and three regions will implement priority investment programmes Following the adoption of a new country strategy for Uzbekistan, the EBRD is providing funds for the development of sustainable […]

EBRD approves new strategy for Uzbekistan

Enhancing competitiveness by strengthening the private sector Promoting of green energy and efficient use of resources Supporting increased regional and international cooperation and integration The EBRD Board of Directors has approved a new strategy for Uzbekistan which sets out the Bank’s priorities in the country for the next five years. The strategy reflects recent changes in the country’s political […]

EBRD lends €10m to FYR Macedonia to improve European transport corridor

€10m senior loan supports development of a section of road Corridor VIII 13-km road section will improve regional connectivity with EU member Bulgaria  WBIF investment fund to support project is expected to be approved by year-end The EBRD is financing the modernisation of the road network in FYR Macedonia to help improve the country’s transport infrastructure and boost the […]

Smart grid development in Bosnia and Herzegovina

EBRD provides €15 million for smart grid development Fund financed by TaiwanICDF to contribute Population and businesses will benefit from more reliable power and improved energy efficiency People and businesses in the Republika Srpska, one of the two entities of Bosnia and Herzegovina, will benefit from a more reliable power supply and improved energy efficiency […]