KDDI Summit Global Myanmar Co. Ltd. (MIGA-12425)

  • Myanmar
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Bank Risk Rating
Environmental and social categorization assessed by the development bank as a measure of the planned project’s environmental and social impacts. A higher risk rating may require more due diligence to limit or avoid harm to people and the environment. For example, "A" or "B" are risk categories where "A" represents the highest amount of risk. Results will include projects that specifically recorded a rating, all other projects are marked ‘U’ for "Undisclosed."
Voting Date
Apr 7, 2016
Date when project documentation and funding is reviewed by the Board for consideration and approval. Some development banks will state a "board date" or "decision date." When funding approval is obtained, the legal documents are accepted and signed, the implementation phase begins.
Sumitomo Corporation
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Communications
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Investment Type(s)
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, guarantee, technical assistance, advisory services, equity and fund.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 406.20 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 Sep 16, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Mar 1, 2016

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Project Description
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The project consists of the operation and upgrade, reactivation and expansion of Myanmar Post and Telecommunication’s (MPT) network in Myanmar. MPT is the government run network operator and provider of telecommunication services in Myanmar, and operates both fixed line and wireless networks. KDDI Summit Global Myanmar Co. Ltd, (KSGM), a joint venture between Sumitomo Corporation (SC) and KDDI Corporation has entered into a ‘Joint Operation Agreement’ (JOA) with MPT to implement, upgrade and expand the national telecommunications service (including mobile, fixed, internet, etc.). Sumitomo Corporation (SC) has requested that MIGA provide a guarantee for its equity and shareholder loan investment into KSGM. Together, KSGM and MPT are referred to as the ‘Joint Operation’ (JO). The JO has approximately 2,000 operational telecommunications towers as of June 2015, some of which will be upgraded or decommissioned and replaced, and plans to construct a further approximately 5,000 towers to meet a target of providing coverage to 70% of the geographical area of Myanmar by the end of March 2016

As land will be acquired through negotiated lease agreements, PS 5 does not technically apply. However, as the roll-out moves into rural areas, tower sites may be officially owned by the government or another private land owner, but traditionally used by local people, and therefore PS has been applied to this project. The project ‘Site Acquisition Procedures,’ were reviewed and found to be consistent with the requirements of PS 5.


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