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To help accumulate a mass of critical infrastructure, Uganda Development Bank was earmarked in the Vision 2040 as a key player to provide infrastructure development credit facilities that will reduce the cost of finance for infrastructure developers.
To achieve this, the Bank will position itself to better work with other DFIs, commercial banks, private sector and government by offering the following solutions;

  • ¬†Structuring of high-impact projects in the country to facilitate project financing and public private partnership development.
  • Providing loans and equity tailored to meet the needs of the identified infrastructure projects.
  • Mobilizing funds through syndication programs with other Banks and DFIs.
  • De-risking of high impact projects through adequate project preparation.
  • Co-financing of high impact infrastructure projects arranged by other DFIs and commercial banks

Infrastructure Bank intervention focuses on the following:

(i) Energy infrastructure: Generation, Transmission and Distribution

(ii) Transport infrastructure: Roads and light rails

(iii) Water for production infrastructure

The facilities offered under this sector include:

(i) Debt Financing Corporate Finance (term loans) or Project Finance.

(ii) Working Capital

(iii) Equity investment

Key Features

Funds can be accessed in local currency and USD.

  • Up to 15 years repayment period
  • Up to 3 years grace period
  • Competitive interest rates
  • Attractive repayment terms
  • Financial and sector-based advisory services
    *Other terms and conditions apply.

Eligibility

Legal Form: Applicants can either be incorporated entities or special purpose vehicles (SPV)
Exposure Limits: The maximum debt to equity ratio will be decided by the Bank dependent on the project risk and structuring type.
Collateral: Case by Case basis dependent on project risk and structuring type.

Consultation & Enquiries

UDB welcomes and encourages projects sponsors to contact the Bank after reading this information, for preliminary discussions before submitting their applications.

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