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Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
  • Congo, Democratic Republic of
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: Proposed
Bank Risk Rating: A
Risk rating varies among banks and may refer only to the particular investment and not to the risk for the project as a whole. Projects marked 'U' have an 'Unknown' risk rating at the time of disclosure.
Board Decision Date: 2017-06-15
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Borrower or Client: Lucky Cement Limited, Pakistan
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  • Industry and Trade
Investment Amount (USD): $ 59.40 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.

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Original disclosure @ MIGA website
Updated in EWS: 2017-09-18
Disclosure Date: 2017-04-06
Nyumba Ya Akiba S.A.

Project Description
Lucky Cement Limited of Pakistan has applied for a MIGA guarantee of up to US$59.4 million for an equity investment into the Nyumba Ya Akiba S.A. project in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The guarantee, available for up to 10 years, provides coverage against the risks of expropriation and transfer restriction. The project involves the construction and operation of a greenfield cement manufacturing plant with a production capacity of 1.2 million tons per annum (tpa) in the Bas Congo province of the DRC. It will be the largest producer of cement in the country. The project includes the development of an opencast limestone quarry providing raw material, overburden storage facilities, ground cement storage silos, waste management facilities, access and roads, and employee accommodations. The project is expected to increase the supply of domestically produced, competitively priced, cement for the local market and reduce dependence on imports. The reduction in cement prices should support housing and infrastructure in the DRC. The project is expected to create 320 sustainable jobs for its operations, and has employed up to 1,250 during the construction phase. The technical sponsor is also expected to provide training to local project employees. A project of this scale in the DRC offers important demonstration effects for investors considering investment into the DRC at this challenging time. This project is aligned with MIGA's priorities of facilitating investments into fragile and conflict affected situations along with countries eligible for financing from the International Development Association. The project is also a South-South investment.
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