Senior secured debt financing to GR Infraprojects Limited (GRIL) for purchasing new construction equipment and machinery.
|Project Name||Highway Equipment Finance Project|
|Borrower/Company||GR Infraprojects Limited
|Type or Modality of Assistance||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Private sector development
|Sector / Subsector||
Transport / Road transport (non-urban)
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Some gender elements|
|Responsible ADB Department||Private Sector Operations Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Infrastructure Finance Division 1|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Patil, Avesh|
|Project Sponsor(s)||Agarwal Family
|Description||Senior secured debt financing to GR Infraprojects Limited (GRIL) for purchasing new construction equipment and machinery.|
|Objectives and Scope||The project will help increase GRIL's execution capacity, and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) funding will enable the company to access medium-term financing in a domestic environment where liquidity is becoming tight for companies operating in the infrastructure sector. This increased operational capacity will enhance GRIL's ability to execute its order book, and thus support the investment plans of the Government of India in the roads subsector.|
|Status of Development Objectives||The company is contributing to its development objectives.|
|Status of Operation/Construction||Senior secured debt in form of unlisted NCDs issued by GRIL (EPC contractor) to fund purchase of construction equipment/machinery was subscribed by ADB in March 2020.|
|Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||The project, through its support for enhancement of connectivity, is consistent with ADB's Strategy 2030 with respect to the following operational priorities: promoting rural development, making cities more livable, and addressing remaining poverty and reducing inequalities. The project is consistent with ADB's country partnership strategy, 2018-2022 for India, specifically with pillar 2 providing inclusive access to infrastructure networks and social services by improving the infrastructure bottlenecks in lagging regions.|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Environmental Aspects||ADB's investment will be used to purchase road construction equipment to ensure minimal reliance on hired or leased equipment. Proceeds from ADB's investment will not be directly used for any construction activities or road development or maintenance projects. The environmental impact is expected to be minimal.|
|Involuntary Resettlement||ADB's funds will be used solely for the procurement of road construction and maintenance equipment to ensure minimal reliance on hired or leased equipment. No land acquisition and/or involuntary resettlement impacts are envisaged.|
|Indigenous Peoples||ADB's funds will be used solely for the procurement of road construction and maintenance equipment to ensure minimal reliance on hired or leased equipment. No impacts on indigenous peoples are envisaged.|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|Timetable for assistance design, processing and implementation|
|Concept Clearance||12 Feb 2019|
|Credit Committee Meeting||03 Jun 2019|
|Approval||16 Jul 2019|
|Last PDS Update||11 Aug 2020|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Highway Equipment Finance Project: Initial Poverty and Social Analysis||Initial Poverty and Social Analysis||Jun 2019|
|Highway Equipment Finance Project: Report and Recommendation of the President||Reports and Recommendations of the President||Jun 2019|
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