Project Financing

Ex-Im Bank provides a framework for financing the purchase of U.S. exports.  For more information regarding types of export finance available, contact: Export-Import Bank of the United States, 811 Vermont Avenue, N.W., Washington D.C. 20571 Tel: (800) 565-EXIM or (202) 565-3946 Fax: (202) 565-3380 Web: http://www.exim.gov/

U.S. Trade and Development Agency’s (TDA) primary activity is the funding of feasibility studies performed by American firms that examine the technical, economic, environmental, and financial aspects of major development projects.  TDA helps U.S. companies pursue overseas business opportunities through: funding of feasibility studies, orientation visits, specialized training grants, business workshops and various forms of technical assistance.  For more information on TDA programs and application procedures, contact: U.S. Trade and Development Agency, Room 309, SA-16, Washington DC 20523-1602, Tel: (703) 875-4357, Fax: (703) 875-4009, E-mail: info@ustda.gov, Web: http://www.ustda.gov

Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) is a U.S. government agency that encourages U.S. businesses to invest in developing countries and emerging market economies, creating U.S. jobs and exports.  OPIC assists American investors through three principal programs: (1) financing investment projects through direct loans and loan guarantees (project finance), (2) insuring investment projects against a broad range of political risks, and (3) providing a variety of investor services.  OPIC participation per project can range from as low as $2 million to as high as $200 million.  For further information on OPIC’s regular finance program, contact: Finance Department, Overseas Private Investment Corporation, 1100 New York Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20527, Tel: (202) 336-8480, Fax: (202) 408-9866; http://www.opic.gov

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) finances project investments and insurance in Armenia.  Local Office: 9 Grigor Lousavorich Street, Yerevan 0015, Armenia, Tel.: (374-10) 545-241, 545-242, 545-243, Fax: (374-10) 545-245, Contact Representative: Thomas Lubeck, Regional Head, Caucasus, TLubeck@ifc.org; Arman Barkhudaryan, Investment Officer, ABarkhudaryan@ifc.org; Web: http://www.ifc.org

The Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) private sector operations are steadily expanding in Armenia, and it still supports public sector projects.  In March 2010 ADB approved its first private sector infrastructure investment in the country.  ADB Armenia Resident Mission: 10 V. Sargsyan Street, 3rd Floor, Offices 79-81, Piazza Grande, Yerevan 0010, Republic of Armenia, Tel.: (374-10) 546373; Web: http://beta.adb.org/countries/armenia/main

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) also actively supports public and private sector development in Armenia.  Head of Representation: Mr. Valeriu Razlog; Address: 105/1, Teryan Street, 4-th floor, Suite 407, Tel.: (3(37410) 51-48-05, 51-48-06, 51-48-07, 51-48-08, 51-48-09, Fax: (37410) 54-04-30, E-mail: razlogv@ebrd.com; Web: http://www.ebrd.com/  or EBRD, One Exchange Square, London EC2A 2EH, United Kingdom.