ADB proposes to provide a senior unsecured loan of up to US$15 million to DVB with a tenor of 10 years for mortgage on-lending for purchases of new homes and rehabilitation of existing homes. ADB will also provide TA to strengthen and enhance the bank's mortgage lending capabilities through an existing R-CDTA (CDTA 7469).
|Project Name||SENIOR UNSECURED LOAN TO DFCC VARDHANA BANK LIMITED|
|Type or Modality of Assistance||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Private sector development
|Sector / Subsector||
Finance - Banking systems and nonbank financial institutions - Housing finance
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming|
|Responsible ADB Department||Private Sector Operations Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Portfolio Management Division, PSOD|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Doukidis, Doukas|
|Description||ADB proposes to provide a senior unsecured loan of up to US$15 million to DVB with a tenor of 10 years for mortgage on-lending for purchases of new homes and rehabilitation of existing homes. ADB will also provide TA to strengthen and enhance the bank's mortgage lending capabilities through an existing R-CDTA (CDTA 7469).|
|Objectives and Scope||The facility will be used exclusively for mortgage onlending and housing rehabilitation loans. ADB will restrict the use of its funds for owner-occupied residences and will target a minimum of 30% of the facility for loans outside Colombo in the North, East and tsunami-impacted areas.|
|Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||The investment supports institutional and financial sector development through the deepening of the financial sectors by the expansion of housing finance lending and technical assistance.|
|Status of Development Objectives||The project is intended to contribute directly to an increased share of private commercial banks, especially tier two banks, in the housing finance sector in Sri Lanka, which is important given that state-owned banks have the dominant share of the market. Increasing the private sector's share of the housing finance market by supporting the growth of mid-tier banks, is expected to improve competition in the sector and lead to the development of competitive pricing and better products and services. Other indirect development impacts of housing finance include the contribution of the construction sector to overall economic growth and employment generation, through its many backward and forward linkages. In addition, mortgage lending capacity development though the TA will enable the bank to better expand and cater services more efficiently and sustainably, contributing to further economic growth.|
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
|Environmental Aspects||DVB's business activities have minimal or no adverse environmental impacts.|
|Involuntary Resettlement||The project involves only small loans for purchase of existing homes or housing construction or small scale renovation for individual or family housing with insignificant impacts and no involuntary resettlement involved.|
|Indigenous Peoples||The project will not be lending to estate developers, which may affect indegenous peoples as a community.|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
Timetable for assistance design, processing and implementation
|Concept Clearance||09 Apr 2012|
|Due Diligence||29 Nov 2012|
|Credit Committee Meeting||21 Jun 2012|
|Approval||29 Aug 2012|
|PDS Creation Date||20 Jun 2012|
|Last PDS Update||30 Sep 2014|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Proposed Senior Unsecured Loan DFCC Vardhana Bank Housing Finance Project||Reports and Recommendations of the President||Aug 2012|
|Senior Unsecured Loan to DFCC Vardhana Bank Limited: Project Data Sheet (Sinhala Translation)||Translated PDS||Jul 2012|
|Senior Unsecured Loan to DFCC Vardhana Bank Limited: Project Data Sheet (Tamil Translation)||Translated PDS||Jul 2012|
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