Support for the Special Economic Zones in Mexico (IADB-ME-T1334)

  • Mexico
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
Risk rating varies among banks and may refer only to the particular investment and not to the risk for the project as a whole. Projects marked 'U' have an 'Unknown' risk rating at the time of disclosure.
Voting Date
Jun 10, 2017
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  • Technical Cooperation
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 0.50 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 0.50 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please see updated project documentation for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IADB website

Updated in EWS Mar 9, 2018

Disclosed by Bank Jun 16, 2017

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Project Description

According to the IDB, the GdM is promoting the creation of Special Economic Zones (ZEE) to facilitate the creation of new developing poles of industrial development. "The ZEE Federal Law (promulgated in 2016) contemplates the hiring of an integral administrator that will perform as a developer-operator in the Zone, and in that case it will have under its charge the construction, development, administration and maintenance of the infrastructure works of the zone, as well as any related services. In this context, this technical cooperation has the general objective to support the strengthen of the GdM on its analytical capabilities, design and implementation of the ZEE. The specific objectives are: (i) support the installation of an integral administrator for the ZEE and the definition of a resources receptor mechanism for the ZEE development; (ii) support the identification and priorization of investment of transport infrastructure and logistic, deepening the ZEE knowledge on its productive vocation, opportunity areas for the strengthening of production chain and state of transport infrastructure and logistic; (iii) and contribute to the coordination and the inter and intra institutional dialogue at a national level that facilitate the implementation of the ZEE."

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Investment Description

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