Ernst & Young to advise on the Nile River Bus PPP

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Ernst & Young to advise on the Nile River Bus PPP

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has selected Ernst & Young to advise on the Nile River transport PPP project in Egypt.

The contract value is €1.19 million (US$1.3 million). The contract was signed on 5 June 2015.

Ernst & Young will carry out the completion of the feasibility study and the PPP tender preparation. The consultant will provide a full and complete package of advice concerning legal and technical advice related to PPP project and tender design, and bidding support through to financial close, including the following tasks:

  • Prepare a Feasibility Study based on the review of the existing Pre-Feasibility Study;
  • Review and prepare Economic and Financial Aspects;
  • Prepare an environmental and social due diligence;
  • Verify the legal Structures of the new Ferry Service;
  • Prepare the Ferry PPP full (bilingual English/Arabic) Tender Documentation and Draft PPP Contract;
  • Assist the PPP Central Unit to design, implement and monitor the tender process;
  • Assist with the financial close.

The project will involve the purchase, funding and operation of river transport fleet, to include the: purchase of boats fleet with suitable size and quality for the minimum of passenger transportation service, and as defined by Cairo Transport Authority (CTA) in the invitation for the tender to be bid for the PPP; operation and maintenance of the fleet, according to the minimum level of passenger transportation service and as defined by CTA in the invitation for the PPP tender; and collection of tickets' revenue from the passengers and the additional revenue.

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