AfDB Approves USD 131M Loan to Boost Egypt’s Green Development


The African Development Bank (AfDB) has greenlit a significant financial injection of USD 131 million (EGP 4 billion) for Egypt. This loan is geared towards bolstering the country’s recovery from the economic impact of COVID-19 and the ongoing Ukrainian conflict, both of which have strained Egypt’s economy. The fund allocation is designated for rejuvenating the business environment, strengthening competition frameworks, boosting key productive sectors such as manufacturing and agribusiness, and facilitating the transition to a more sustainable and environmentally friendly economy. Projections suggest a positive impact on private investment, elevating it from 3.3 percent of the GDP in FY2021/22 to 4.3 percent in FY2024/25. Additionally, the loan is projected to contribute to a substantial surge in the value of Egypt’s manufacturing sector from 14.2 percent of GDP in 2021 to a historical high of 17 percent by 2025. A pivotal aim of the program is to expand the expanse of state-owned lands dedicated to renewable energy investments, reaching 30,000 square kilometers by 2025. Egypt aims to secure an additional USD 300 million (EP 9 billion) from the AfDB through FY2023/24. This ligns with Egypt’s broader goal of obtaining USD 3…

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