The Waterway Improvement Project will finance modernization of a section of the Charleroi-Clabecq canal, linking Belgium's coal and steel industries to the sea.
An efficient system of inland waterway transportation is of great importance to the economy of Belgium. This is particularly the case where the country's heavy industries are concerned. This loan will help to finance the modernization of the Charleroi-Clabecq canal, linking the coal and steel industries in southern Belgium with Brussels and Antwerp. This loan will be applied to financing for the section from Seneffe to Clabecq which will enable modern barges to go all the way from Charleroi to the sea.
The profile contains project and financial information and lists of project documents and archival records.
Mr. Cope informs Mr. Basyn of the Banque Nationale de Belgique about the results of the meeting with Morgan Stanley & Co. in regard to the joint operation (1535623).
Mr. Lejeune writes concerning the preliminary timing of the Belgian joint loan operation (1535623).
Press release announces that Belgium is borrowing $40 million in the United States in a simultaneous transaction with the investment market and the World Bank.
World Bank President Black and Belgian delegates sign loan documents (1716480; Credit: The World Bank).
The report appraises the proposed project, looks at the Austrian power industry, and provides justification for the project.
On pages 18-19 and 30 of the transcript, Black discusses the Bank's loans to Yugoslavia.
On pages 29-30 of the transcript, Ripman briefly discusses the loans to Yugoslavia.
On pages 41-69 of the transcript, Rosen provides the history of the Bank's loans to Yugoslavia.