Line of Credit to Nbe

Project Summary

Approval Date 23 Oct 2002
Signature Date 27 Mar 2003
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Non Sovereign
Sector Finance
DAC Sector Code 24030
Commitment U.A 103,180,159.93
Status Completion

Project General Description

The present project on the Line of Credit (LOC) to National Bank of Egypt (NBE) was conceived on the background of the Government of Egypt’s economic reform program. It was designed to support the reform program, particularly the Governement’s resource mobilization efforts as well as its efforts to promote private sector initiatives and investments in the country and to create employment. It's a US$140 million LOC should provide long-term funding to NBE for on-lending to viable enterprises. The project should permit the bridging of the maturity gap between the demand for long-term loans and the available deposits in the Egyptian financial system. The loan is extended to NBE in foreign currency (US$), and repayment to the Bank should be done in the same currency. The NBE has the discretion, however, to on-lend part of the LOC resources to eligible enterprises in local currency when it's satisfied that the resulting foreign exchange risk is adequately covered.

Project Objectives

The objective of the LOC is to assist the development of the industrial and tourism sectors in Egypt by providing financial resources to NBE for on lending as medium- and long-term loans to viable investment projects in these sectors, targeting especially SMEs.


The direct beneficiary of the LOC is the National Bank of Egypt (NBE) and the final beneficiaries are the Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs).

Participating Organization

African Development Bank


IATI identifier 46002-P-EG-HAB-003
Last Update 24 Mar 2023


Geographic Location

Country Egypt
Coordinates Location Name
27 30 Egypt