EXIMBANKA is considering offering a 4.4 million euro loan to the troubled SLKB shipyard for the construction of three new vessels.
The export-import bank might provide the loan without a state guarantee in order to boost production at the shipyard which has 966 employees.
Last year, Eximbanka threw a lifeline to the shipyard by granting it a loan of almost DEM 30 million for the construction of three vessels with a state guarantee.
The first vessel was finished on January 10 and the remaining two will be ready to leave the SLKB's docks at the end of February and March.
21. Jan 2002 at 0:00 | Compiled from Slovak press reports