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Countries:
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
  • Myanmar
Banks:
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
  • Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA)
Status: Approved
Bank Risk Rating: B
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Board Decision Date: 2017-01-10
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Borrower or Client: Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited
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Sectors:
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  • Communications
Investment Amount (USD): $ 105.74 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD): $ 118.60 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please see updated project documentation for more information.

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Original disclosure @ MIGA website
Updated in EWS: 2017-07-27
Disclosure Date: 2016-09-26
HyalRoute Fiber Optic Cable Network Project
MIGA-13413

Project Description
On January 24, 2017, MIGA issued a guarantee of $105.74 million covering an investment by Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited (the “Lender”) into the HyalRoute Fiber Optic Cable Network Project in Myanmar. T The project involves the construction of a 4,500 km fiber optic cable network in Myanmar by Myanmar Fiber Optic Communication Network Co., Ltd. It constitutes the first part of the phase II project. The total investment for the project is estimated at US$119 million, including US$19 million in equity from HyalRoute Communication Group Limited and US$100 million in debt financing from the Lender. Construction for the project is expected to start in October 2016.
Investment Description
Contact Information
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