Integrity in Development Projects: African Development Bank issues Letter of Reprimand to Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. for sanctionable practice

PUBLISHED: Mon, 15 Mar 2021 08:53:53 GMT
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The African Development Bank Group (“AfDB”) (www.AfDB.org), on 2 February 2021, issued a sanction decision against Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (“MHI”).

This matter arises in the context of the Abu Qir 1300 MW Steam Power Project (hereinafter referred to as the “Project”) in Egypt. On 15 January 2008, the Bank entered into a loan agreement with the Arab Republic of Egypt to finance part of the Project which had a broad objective of improving the electricity supply in Egypt. MHI, as part of a consortium, submitted a bid and was awarded the contract.

The African Development Bank considers there is sufficient evidence to support a finding that it is more likely than not that MHI engaged in sanctionable practices (misrepresentation) in the context of Abu Qir tender and contract implementation.

In consideration of the above and in the absence of any aggravating factor, AfDB decided to issue a Letter of Reprimand against MHI in line with Section 11.2 (a) of the Sanctions Procedures of the African Development Bank Group.

Distributed by APO Group on behalf of African Development Bank Group (AfDB).

Media Contact:
Amba Mpoke-Bigg
Communication and External Relations Department
African Development Bank
Email: a.mpoke-bigg@afdb.org

Technical Contact:
Chimene Clarisse Comoe
Office of Integrity and Anti-Corruption
Email: c.comoe@afdb.org

About the Office of Integrity and Anti-Corruption:
The Office of Integrity and Anti-Corruption of the African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org) is responsible for preventing, deterring and investigating allegations of corruption, fraud and other sanctionable practices in Bank Group-financed operations.

For more information visit: https://bit.ly/3eCpem7

African Development Bank staff and the general public can use secured hotlines to report sanctionable practices within the Bank or operations financed by the Bank Group.

Secured telephone: +1 (770) 776-5658

Secured email server: investigations@iacd-afdb.org

Mail correspondence should be marked “CONFIDENTIAL” and sent to:

African Development Bank:
Office of Integrity and Anti-Corruption
Immeuble du Centre de commerce International d’Abidjan CCIA
Avenue Jean-Paul II
01 BP 1387
Abidjan 01, Côte d'Ivoire

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