SETRAG Gabon (MIGA-14654)

  • Gabon
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.
Project Status
Stage of the project cycle. Stages vary by development bank and can include: pending, approval, implementation, and closed or completed.
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
May 26, 2023
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.
Meridiam Infrastructure Africa Fund II SLP
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Infrastructure
  • Transport
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, guarantee, technical assistance, advisory services, equity and fund.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 66.70 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.
Currency conversion note:
Bank reported 61
Converted using 2023-08-15 exchange rate.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ MIGA website

Updated in EWS Aug 15, 2023

Disclosed by Bank Aug 4, 2023

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Project Description
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According to the Bank’s website, on June 30, 2023, Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) issued guarantees in amount of EUR 61 million, covering equity and quasi-equity investments by Meridiam Infrastructure Africa Fund II SLP & Meridiam Infrastructure Africa Parallel Fund II SLP (Meridiam) into Societe d'Exploitation du Transgabonais (SETRAG) (the Project Enterprise or the PE). The guarantees were issued for a period of 15 years and cover the risks of transfer restriction & inconvertibility, expropriation, war and civil disturbance and breach of contract. SETRAG is a company established in the Gabonese Republic to manage Gabon's multi-user national railway backbone spanning 650km between the Port of Owendo (located right outside the capital city of Libreville), and Franceville, Gabon's 3rd largest city and the center of the country's mining region, under a 40-year concession agreement.

Investment Description
Here you can find a list of individual development financial institutions that finance the project.
Private Actor 1 Private Actor 1 Role Private Actor 1 Sector Relation Private Actor 2 Private Actor 2 Role Private Actor 2 Sector
- - - - Meridiam SAS Parent Company -

Contact Information
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For additional information on the Project, please contact:

Isabelle Teboul, Sustainability Director – SETRAG

Address: P.O. Box 2198, Libreville, Gabon

Phone: (+241) 11 70 86 09

Fax: 241-01-70-01-06


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