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    Signature(s)

    Amount
    € 150,000,000
    Countries
    Sector(s)
    Finland : € 150,000,000
    Water, sewerage : € 3,000,000
    Energy : € 3,000,000
    Solid waste : € 4,500,000
    Health : € 21,000,000
    Education : € 36,000,000
    Urban development : € 82,500,000
    Signature date(s)
    7/02/2014 : € 3,000,000
    7/02/2014 : € 3,000,000
    7/02/2014 : € 4,500,000
    7/02/2014 : € 21,000,000
    7/02/2014 : € 36,000,000
    7/02/2014 : € 82,500,000

    Summary sheet

    Release date
    4 October 2013
    Status
    Reference
    Signed | 07/02/2014
    20130247
    Project name
    Promoter - financial intermediary
    LAHTI URBAN INFRASTRUCTURE
    LAHDEN KAUPUNKI
    Proposed EIB finance (Approximate amount)
    Total cost (Approximate amount)
    EUR 200 million
    EUR 400 million
    Description
    Objectives

    The project concerns the financing of multi-sectoral investment schemes forming part of the city of Lahti’s four-year investment programme from 2013 to 2016. The project is expected to comprise schemes in the fields of municipal infrastructure, mobility measures, education and sport, social and health infrastructure, and will benefit the city of Lahti in Finland.

    The project will considerably contribute to urban renewal and transformation by meeting the demand for a growing population and new business developments and hereby reducing the need for greenfield developments. The overall project will bring about a significant improvement in the quality of life for the citizens of Lahti and support the long-term economic growth in the municipality and the region as a whole.

    Environmental aspects
    Procurement

    Finland, as an EU Member State, has harmonised its environmental legislation in line with the relevant EU Directives 2011/92/EU Directive and 2001/42/EC). The Bank’s appraisal will focus on the Promoter’s environmental management capacity to properly apply the EU SEA Directive 2001/42/EC, the EU EIA Directive 2011/92/EU, as well as the requirements of the Habitats and Birds Directives where appropriate. Compliance with the EU Directive on the Energy Performance of Buildings (EU Directive 2002/91/EC) and its recast (2010/31/EU) will be further examined during appraisal.

    The Bank will require the Promoter to ensure that contracts for the implementation of the project have been/shall be tendered in accordance with the relevant applicable EU procurement legislation (Dir 2004/18/EEC or 2004/17/EEC and Dir. 2007/66/EC), with publication of tender notices in the EU Official Journal, as and where appropriate.

    Disclaimer

    Before financing approval by the Board of Directors, and before loan signature, projects are under appraisal and negotiation. The data provided on this page is therefore indicative and cannot be considered to represent official EIB policy (see also the Explanatory notes).

    Documents

    Environmental and Social Data Sheet (ESDS) - LAHTI URBAN INFRASTRUCTURE
    Publication Date
    17 Jan 2014
    Document language
    Main Topic
    Lending
    Document Number
    49112755
    Document Focus
    Environmental Information
    Project Number
    20130247
    Regions
    Countries
    Publicly available
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    Environmental and Social Completion Sheet (ESCS) - LAHTI URBAN INFRASTRUCTURE
    Publication Date
    24 Jan 2020
    Document language
    Main Topic
    Lending
    Document Number
    125336644
    Document Focus
    Environmental Information
    Project Number
    20130247
    Regions
    Countries
    Publicly available
    Download now

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