The EDB launches a series of webinars on cross-border PPP project activities

14 February 2024

Almaty, 14 February 2024. The Eurasian Development Bank (EDB) conducted a webinar on Cross-Border PPP Projects, bringing together over 80 representatives of the banking sector, governmental and regional authorities from Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Russia and Tajikistan, along with investors and PPP experts.

“This event marked the beginning of the EDB’s series of webinars on promoting cross-border PPP projects. It addressed several important questions such as what types of projects are suitable for cross-border PPP arrangements; who is responsible for what at different stages; how to structure a cross-border PPP project from both financial and legal perspectives; and what can go wrong and how to prepare for it. Participants also learned about successful cross-border PPP cases in Eurasia and globally. The webinar covered key success factors for cross-border PPP projects, their financial structure, risk allocation matrices, legal frameworks and the role of lenders and support from international development banks,” stated Svetlana Maslova, EDB Director for PPP Projects.

Vladimir Yakunin, Head of the EDB Department of Project Support, noted that the Bank had a diverse array of credit and non-credit products available to assist its member states in preparing, structuring and financing cross-border infrastructure projects utilising the PPP mechanism.

The webinar was organised with support from the PPP Centres of Belarus, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan.

Additional Information:

The Eurasian Development Bank (EDB) is an international financial institution promoting integration and development in its member countries. For more than 18 years, the Bank has worked to strengthen and expand economic ties and foster comprehensive development in its member countries. The EDB's charter capital totals US $7 billion. Its portfolio consists principally of projects with an integration effect in transport infrastructure, digital systems, green energy, agriculture, manufacturing, and mechanical engineering. The Bank adheres to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and ESG principles in its operations.

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