The Port and Waterways Project will undertake the modernization of Belgium's transport system.
The Ports and Waterways Project will provide financing for the modernization of the Belgian transport system. The loan will cover part of five projects designed to improve and modernize ports and inland waterways. Specifically, the loan will fund: the completion of the Baudouin Lock at the Port of Antwerp; the construction of two canals; the completion of the Ghent canal ring; and the construction of a dam and locks at Neuville. There is a need to increase the capacity of many sections of the canals that have not been modernized since their construction in the nineteenth century. Once completed these improvements will ensure Belgium has a modern network of waterways for the transport of bulk cargo.
The profile contains project and financial information and lists of project documents and archival records.
President Black makes a statement on the occasion of the signing of an agreement for a $20 million loan to Belgium made simultaneously with a $30 million issue of Belgian government bonds on the US market (1535619).
The letter provides information on the progress on work in connection with the Ghent and Charleroi-Brussels canals and explains the reasons for the delay (1535619).
The bridge was financed by the World Bank (30232669; Credit: The World Bank).
Cementing ends of cables that run through prefabricated concrete beams (30232669; Credit: The World Bank).
The report appraises the proposed project, looks at the Austrian power industry, and provides justification for the project.
On page 11 of the transcript, Ripman briefly discusses the loans to Belgium.
On pages 21-22, Sommers discusses the Bank's conflicted lending policy regarding Belgium.
On pages 25-28 of the transcript, Stevenson discusses the evolution of the Bank's lending policy for Belgium.