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US$300m loan for Kazakh national railway

30 Jul 2015

KAZAKHSTAN: The European Bank for Reconstruction & Development and a group of commercial banks signed a US$300m syndicated financing package to support modernisation and restructuring at national railway KTZ on July 27.

EBRD is providing US$150m on its own account, and syndicating the remaining US$150m to Citibank, Mizuho Bank,  Société Générale; Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp and Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ. The proceeds will be used to refinance KTZ’s eurobonds.

As part of the project, EBRD is to work with KTZ on tariff reform, restructuring and sustainable energy technologies.