New Bugesera International Airport (MIGA-4651)

  • Africa
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
  • Rwanda
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA)
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Voting Date
Jul 1, 2018
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  • Infrastructure
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 150.00 million
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Bank Documents
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ MIGA website

Updated in EWS Feb 27, 2019

Disclosed by Bank May 29, 2018

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Project Description
If provided by the financial institution, the Early Warning System Team writes a short summary describing the purported development objective of the project and project components. Review the complete project documentation for a detailed description.

According to MIGA website, this summary covers an application by Mota Engil Engenharia e Construcao Africa, S.A, African Infrastructure Investments Managers, Pembani Remgro Infrastructure Managers, Harith General Partners Limited and Royal Bafokeng Holdings (Pty) Limited for MIGA guarantees covering their proposed equity investments into Bugesera Airport Company in Rwanda. 

The project entails the development, construction, financing, ownership and operation of the greenfield New Bugesera International Airport (NBIA) under a 25-years Concession Agreement. The Project site is approximately 27 kilometers from the City of Kigali, in Bugesera District which is in the South-Eastern region of Rwanda.

The NBIA is seen in the airport’s enabling role for the country’s development strategy which aims to leverage Rwanda’s positive investment environment, high doing-business scores, and perceived political stability in order to turn Rwanda into a regional hub for conferences, transport and tourism. NBIA will thereby promote stronger integration with regional economies.

Investment Description
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Guarantee holder:

  • African Infrastructure Investments Managers
  • Pembani Remgro Infrastructure Managers
  • Harith General Partners Limited
  • Royal Bafokeng Holdings (Pty) Limited
  • Mota Engil Engenharia e Construcao Africa, S.A

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