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1 Financing Public Bus Transport through international fundings bertram.ludwig@uitp.org International Seminar on the renewal of Public Transport Bus Fleets 17 September 2012, Skopje, Macedonia

2 Introduction 2/10 Добар ден Overview about funding in Europe For non-Eu member states Main banks in EuropeProject funding Theoretical understanding for practical use Examples

3 The European Investment Bank What is the EIB? Which countries are eligible for EIB funding? Distinctive characteristics of EIB Non-profitPolicy driven bankAAA credit reputation All currenciesNot more than 50% of investment Attracts other investors Mainly EUDifferent focus outside EU EIB, the Western Balkans and Turkey Cohesion and Convergence Environmental sustainabilty TEN - investment 3/10

4 The EIB and the financing of Public Transport Examples of investment The European Investment Bank Infrastructure - Rolling stock Project funding and framework loans ELENA: technical assistance Loan periodInterest rateLeasing Second hand busesProject request Oradea (Romania)Metz (France) OTL – Oradea Transport LocalMetz Métropole Region Municipalities Trams and BusesBuses and BRT system 10 Low floor trams, 20 new buses17,5km Bus Lane, 27 Diesel Hybrid Buses, Workshop, 3 park&ride stations 16,3 Mio 50 Mio 4/10

5 The European Bank for Regional Development What is the EBRD? Which countries are eligible for EBRD funding? Distinctive characteristics of EBRD Largest financial investor in the Balkan region EIB and EU; 63 countries Regional Development Ex-Soviet areaCEEC29 countries Assisting countries to develop into market-oriented economies Regional FocusPublic and private sector investments Direct lending to public transport companies 5/10

6 The EBRD and the financing of Public Transport Examples of investment The European Bank for Regional Development LIBOR or EURIBORAnti corruption measurements Up to 35% of requested capital for private sector Public service conract 1370/2007 Gross contacts – net contracts Corporate Development Programmes Dubrovnik & Pula (Croatia)Kaunas (Lithuania) Bus fleet renewal50 new buses, spare parts, workshop Sustainable transport strategy for historic cities Direct loan to (municipal) bus company: 10 Mio. No sovereign guarantee Procurement assistanceRestructuring of business culture and PT sector. Public Service Contract establishment 6/10

7 The Asian Development Bank What is the ADB? Which countries are eligible for ADB funding? Distinctive characteristics of ADB Biggest Asian Bank fields of public concern Committed to help emerging countries Creating the framework for private investment AsiaCentral AsiaArmenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia Less regional focusCooperation with other banks Asia 7/10

8 The ADB and the financing of Public Transport Examples of investment The Asian Development Bank Tiblisi (Georgia) Baku (Azerbaijan) Eriwan (Armenia) Lanzhou (China) Metro project Bus project Project Preparatory Technical Assistance Support of PT as policy goal Client based bank Proper investment regulations, frameworks and contracts. Loan rates: LIBORLoan period: 10 years 8/10

9 9/10 Project funding for Bus Investment Requirements & Characteristics Examples Small amount of financial aid Demonstration project Strong committment to PT given PT operator with sufficient knowledge and expertise Small number of buses Along with other projects Mostly EU fundedUITP project partner CHIC Cleaner Hydrogen in Cities HCV Hybrid Commercial Vehicles BIOGASMAXEBSF European Bus System of the Future GoalHydrogen Buses. Long term benefits of hydrogen buses. Hybrid Commercial Vehicles. FP7 funded. Volvo and Solaris city buses Biogas vehicles. Increasing the use of alternative fuels (biogas). Urban bus systems. Broad scope of Bus topics ExamplesLondonPrague, Frankfurt, … Lille, Torun, Zielona Góra Budapest, Bucharest, …

10 Conclusion & Outlook Strong political committme nt for PT must be given Money is available but political willingness needs to be strengthen ed Change in business culture is needed Future projects - UITP To clarify the jungle of financial aid – UITP is ready to assist you Благодарам 10/10


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