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Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
  • Djibouti
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: B
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: 2017-05-30
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Borrower or Client: Horafia S.A.
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  • Industry and Trade
Investment Amount (USD): $ 23.00 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: 2017-09-23
Disclosure Date: 2017-04-20
Mezz Tower and Djibouti International Business Centre

Project Description
The project entails designing, building and managing a business and finance center in Djibouti City. The center will include a 17-storey tower hosting high-standing offices destined for corporations of different sizes. Ancillary services, such as maintenance, security and access control, reception, ICT services, cleaning, waste removal, logistics support, parking lot management, and utilities will also be provided. Horafia S.A has applied for MIGA guarantees covering up to $23 million of equity and shareholder loan investments into the project. The guarantees will have a term of up to 15 years, providing coverage against the risks of Transfer Restriction and Inconvertibility, Expropriation, and War and Civil Disturbance. This proposed project aims to fill the gap in the local offering for office facilities and services of international standard. In doing so, the project will facilitate the establishment of new businesses in Djibouti and increase its attractiveness for foreign investors. If successful, the project will help consolidate Djibouti's role as a regional hub not only for port logistics, but also for attracting and hosting new services companies. The project is expected to have additional positive impacts on the Djibouti's economy by creating direct and indirect jobs during construction and operation, and by supporting new businesses for the benefit of the local community. The proposed project is aligned with MIGA's priorities of facilitating investments into conflict-affected countries.
Investment Description
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