IWS Smart Farm (MIGA-14953)

  • Europe and Central Asia
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
  • Kyrgyzstan
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
Bishkek, Jer-Kazar
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Financial Institutions
  • Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA)
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Project Status
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Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Jun 27, 2022
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.
In Water Solution, Inc.
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Agriculture and Forestry
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 3.87 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ MIGA website

Updated in EWS Jul 26, 2023

Disclosed by Bank May 27, 2022

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Project Description
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As stated on the project disclosure page, on June 16, 2023, MIGA issued guarantees to Agricultural Corporation In Water Solution, Inc. (IWS Korea) of the Republic of Korea for its US$3.87 million shareholder loans to its wholly owned subsidiary In Water Solution Agro LLC of the Kyrgyz Republic (IWS Agro) against the risk of Transfer Restriction and Currency Inconvertibility for a period of up to 6 years.

The project consists of construction and operation of a 10-hectare smart farm located approximately 10km northeast of Bishkek, which contains hydroponic greenhouses with an automated system that comprehensively controls the growing environment for vegetables and flowers (the Project). Dohwa Engineering Co., Ltd., a leading engineering company in Korea, acted as the key sponsor for the Project by making an equity investment into IWS Korea which was then invested as shareholder loans into IWS Agro to implement the Project.

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Private Actors Description
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As stated on the companies' websites:

DOHWA Engineering is a multi-disciplinary engineering consulting firm South Korea.

“In Water Solution, Inc.“ is, as an agricultural corporation, a subsidiary of SKK (Sungkyunkwan) University Technology Holdings under SAMSUNG Group Foundation and a startup enterprise specializing in eco-friendly agriculture and livestock smart-farm solutions based on the 4th industrial revolution (4IR) with combination of key factors i.e. Water-Energy-Agriculture. We, IWS, are pursuing an Industrial and Academic collaboration business model creating sustainable shared values by building an optimized and localized platform of smart-farm technology in Kyrgyzstan and other CIS countries.

Private Actor 1 Private Actor 1 Role Private Actor 1 Sector Relation Private Actor 2 Private Actor 2 Role Private Actor 2 Sector
Dohwa Engineering Investor Infrastructure invests in In Water Solutions Inc. Client Agriculture and Forestry

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Client - In Water Solution Agro LLC:

Ji Hoon Kim
Address: 1/6 Sydykova Street, Dzher Kazar Village, Issyk-Ata District, Chuy Province, Kyrgyz Republic
Email: jjtt23@naver.com / iws@inwater.com
Phone: +996 500 007 604 (KG), +82 10 4903 7604 (KR)
Website: http://www.inwaters.com/eng/main

Investor - Dohwa Engineering:

Address: 438, Samseong-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul (06178)
Phone: +82 2-6323-3000
Fax: +82 2-553-8021
Website: https://www.dohwa.co.kr/main


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