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Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
  • Palestine, West Bank, Gaza
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: 2017-07-12
The estimate day the bank will vote on a proposed investment. The decision dates may change, so review updated project documents or contact the EWS team.
Borrower or Client: Palestine Real Estate Investment Company of West Bank and Gaza
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
  • Energy
Investment Amount (USD): $ 6.93 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: 2017-06-15
PRICO Operations Rooftop Solar

Project Description
This summary describes a proposed investment by the Palestine Real Estate Investment Company (PRICO) in its subsidiaries, PRICO Operating and Maintenance Ltd. in the West Bank and PRICO Contracting and Trading Ltd. in the Gaza Strip. The investor has applied for a guarantee under MIGA's West Bank and Gaza Investment Guarantee Trust Fund and under MIGA's Conflict-Affected and Fragile Economies Facility for up to $6.93 million for the equity investment in assets for a period of up to 15 years against the risks of transfer and convertibility restrictions, expropriation and war and civil disturbance, including temporary loss of income. The Project involves the development, financing, construction, operation and maintenance of a 7 MWp rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant being developed by PRICO, the Guarantee Holder, located inside the Gaza Industrial Estate (GIE) in the Gaza Strip. The solar panels will be installed on the rooftops of 32 factories located in GIE. The Project will be implemented by two Special Purpose Vehicles: (i) PRICO Operating and Maintenance Ltd. of West Bank and (ii) PRICO Contracting and Trading Ltd. of the Gaza Strip. The Project will benefit from an IFC A- Loan, an IFC concessionary loan and a World Bank grant.
Investment Description
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