Jizzakh Cement (IFC-42380)

  • Uzbekistan
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
Jizzakh City, Aydar Lake
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  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
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Project Status
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Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Jan 30, 2020
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  • Construction
  • Industry and Trade
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 70.00 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)
$ 110.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS Jan 21, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Nov 27, 2019

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Project Description
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According to the Bank's website, this project finances the construction of a cement plant approximately 25km north of Jizzakh City in Uzbekistan. Additional infrastucture for the project requires a 3km access road, 36km power transmission line, and 17km gas pipeline. The project site is adjacent to an existing railway and to a water canal which delivers water from Syr Darya River to the site and to Aydar Lake. 

The project is categorised A for environmental risk because of the associated risks, including: (i) energy efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions, (ii) water avalability and efficiency, (iii) point source emissions controls for particulate matters and nitrogen oxide and potential heavy metals from the cement production, (iv) noise and dust control for quarry operations, (vi) potential loss of habitat due to large scale quarry operations, (vii) land acquisition and forced resettlement. 

Investment Description
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Private Actors Description
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Huaxin Jizzakh is fully owned by Huaxin Cement Co. Ltd, a leading cement producer in Asia, headquartered in China, and listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange (“SSE”). 42% of Huaxin’s shares are floated on the SSE, another 42% is held by LafargeHolcim Ltd, the Swiss-based construction materials major, and the rest is held by Huaxin Group Co. Ltd. Huaxin has operations across China, Tajikistan, and Cambodia and has plans to continue its international expansion.

Private Actor 1 Private Actor 1 Role Private Actor 1 Sector Relation Private Actor 2 Private Actor 2 Role Private Actor 2 Sector
- - - - Huaxin Cement Co. Ltd Parent Company -
- - - - Huaxin Group Co. Ltd. Investor -
- - - - Huaxin Jizzakh Client -
- - - - LafargeHolcim Ltd. Investor -

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Huaxin Cement Co. Ltd
Mr. Zhigang Ke
Finance Director of Overseas Department
+86 15102784185
5# Building, International Enterprise Centre, Special No.1 Guanggu Avenue, Wuhan City, Hubei Province

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5# Building, International Enterprise Centre, Special No.1 Guanggu Avenue, Wuhan City, Hubei Province


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