Development Bank of Kazakhstan obtain 500 million euro loan from HSBC05 may 2014, 17:29
Development Bank of Kazakhstan has signed a framework agreement on long-term financing from HSBC Bank plc with participation of export credit agencies, Tengrinews reports citing the Kazakhstan Development Bank (KDB).
“We consider signing of this agreement as a milestone that would enable allow HSBC to strengthen its relationships with KDB, that is one of our bank's key clients, and at the same time provide support to our international clients that are developing their businesses in Kazakhstan by providing funding on favorable terms to their Kazakhstani partners,” Sam Lippitt, HSBC's Director of Export Finance for Europe and CIS Countries, said.
“KDB sees HSBC as a reliable partner. The agreements are called to expand the bank's capabilities in provision of long-term funding (10 years) to large projects in priority areas of Kazakhstan's economy, including infrastructure development,” acting chairman of Development Bank of Kazakhstan Askar Dostiyarov said.
The framework agreement also included a individual loan agreement for the project of construction of a rail and structural steel mill in Aktobe. Funding will be provided to purchased equipment from Italian Siemens for the project. The project is worth 55.3 billion tenge ($303.8 million). The construction is to be finished in the end of 2014. This factory will provide 120- and 25-meter rails to Kazakhstan Temir Zholy, the country's national railway operator, and large products to Kazakhstan's construction industry. Kazakhstan-Ukrainian Soyuz-Komplekt is the project's general contractor
KDB is an investment arm of the Kazakhstan Government established in 2011 and focused on development of infrastructure and manufacturing industry, and attracting foreign and domestic investments in the economy.