New Bugesera International Airport (MIGA-0577da08c6)

  • Rwanda
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  • Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA)
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Voting Date
Jul 30, 2018
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  • Infrastructure
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 120.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 150.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ MIGA website

Updated in EWS Dec 26, 2018

Disclosed by Bank May 29, 2018

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Project Description
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MIGA has been approached to cover a US$120 million equity investment into the Bugesera Airport Company (BAC), for the purposes of designing, building, and operating, the New Bugesera International Airport (NBIA or the "Project"). The Project involves the design, construction, operation and maintenance of a new airport, including airport terminal and associated structures and infrastructure; temporary 5 kilometers (km) water pipeline for the construction phase; upgrades to the road linking an existing quarry northeast of the proposed Project; and a 14.5 km expressway. The Project is located 23 km southeast of Kigali in the Rilima and Juru sectors of the Bugesera District of Rwanda. The Project is fully owned by BAC, a special purpose vehicle responsible for the construction and operation of the Project, which is 25% owned by Aviation Travel and Logistics (ATL) - an institution of the Government of Rwanda, and 75% owned by Mota Engil - an international construction and infrastructure management company. Mota Engil is also the project developer and Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contractor. It is proposed the ground services will be provided by RwandAir as the anchor airline for the airport. Airport Consulting Vienna (ACV), an international firm specializing in commercial airport planning and development, has been engaged as technical advisor for the construction of the Project, and is also being considered to provide technical support during operations.



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Bugesera Airport Company,

KG 415 Avenue, Gate No 6,


PO Box 2179 - KIGALI,


Attention: Mr Vladislav Bystrenko

Tel: +250 280 119 922


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