Second HyalRoute Fiber Optic Cable Network Project (MIGA-SECONDHYALROUTEFIB)

  • Myanmar
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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 12, 2018
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Industrial and Commercial Bank of China
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  • Communications
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 114.76 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)
$ 114.76 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 May 2, 2018

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Project Description
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According to the bank document, MIGA is considering providing a guarantee to an international lender (to be determined) for an investment of up to US$110M of non-shareholder loans (including interest) to Myanmar Fiber Optic Communication Network Co., Ltd. (MFOCN or the Company), a subsidiary of HyalRoute Communication Group Ltd. (HyalRoute), for the construction and maintenance of 4,000 km of underground fiber optic cable (FOC) backbone network (including 3,300 km of direct-buried backbone and 700 km of urban communication ducts) (hereafter referred to as the Project). 

The Project constitutes stage 2 of phase II of a program comprising a total of 32,000 km of fiber optic network to be deployed between 2012 - 2023 (the Program).

MFOCN has also received approval to construct 1000 towers as part of the Program. Phase I entailed the construction of 17,401 km of FOC of the Program which was completed in 2016.

Phase II of the Program covers the construction of the remaining 14,599 km. As of March 2018, the Company had completed a total of 23,218 km of FOC. MIGA is also currently guaranteeing stage 1 of phase II which comprised the construction of 4,500 km of FOC of the Program, completed in October 2017.


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
- - - - Hyalroute Communication Group Ltd. Parent Company -
- - - - Myanmar Fiber Optic Communication Network Co., Ltd Client -

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Project Contact

Contact: Mr. Lin Chao Hsiang (Roye)

Position: PR Department  


Contact: Ms. Li Xuan (Sarah)

Position: Legal Department


Contact: Mr. Stanley Jiang

Position: Project Coordinator


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