City: Rupshi (IFC-43149)

  • Bangladesh
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
City Economic Zone in Rupshi
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Voting Date
Dec 18, 2020
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Rupshi Flour Mills Limited
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  • Industry and Trade
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 22.37 million
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Currency conversion note:
Bank reported 18.86
Converted using 2020-11-17 exchange rate.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 171.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS Dec 12, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Nov 17, 2020

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Project Description
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According to the bank's website, "Rupshi Flour Mills Limited (“Rupshi” or “the Company”) is a greenfield flour refining plant with a capacity of 5,000 MT per day in City Economic Zone in Rupshi, 30km south of Dhaka, Bangladesh (“the Project”). Once operational, the Company will produce Atta, Maida, and Semolina flours primarily targeting the domestic market. The Company is a member of City Group, an established conglomerate consisting of leading food processing and packaged product companies in Bangladesh. City Group is promoted by Mr. Fazlur Rahman, with his wife Mrs. Harmida Rahman and his children Mr. Hasan Rahman and Ms. Shampa Rahman (together “the Sponsors”)."

Investment Description
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According to the bank's website, "IFC is proposing to provide a senior secured A Loan of up to EUR 14 million of up to 8 years’ tenor; and an additional BDT 500 million in local currency denominated loan for a tenor of up to 6 years to support the Project. The balance of the project cost will be funded by Export Credit Agency (“ECA”) backed financing, local currency financing, and the Sponsor’s equity contribution."

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City Group Parent Company - owns Rupshi Flour Mills Limited Client -

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Rupshi Flour Mills Limited
Tanvir Hydar Pavel
Director (Finance & Commercial)
+880 2985235660
“City House”, Plot # NW (J) 06, Road # 51, Gulshan - 2, Dhaka -1212, Bangladesh


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