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MIGA-Supported Investments Garner Top Industry Awards

Four projects supported by MIGA were recently recognized by leading industry magazines. The award-winning projects receiving MIGA guarantees include the KivuWatt power project in Rwanda, the acquisition of a passenger ferry in Tunisia, the expansion of the Istanbul metro in Turkey, and an Islamic financing for a telecommunications project in Indonesia.
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South Sudan Joins the World Bank Group

On April 18, 2012, South Sudan signed MIGA’s convention becoming the agency’s 176th member. Investors going into South Sudan will now be eligible for MIGA’s investment guarantees. At a signing ceremony in Washington, South Sudan’s Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Kosti Manibe Ngai said, "we look forward to a long term partnership with the World Bank Group as we work together on the much needed development of South Sudan."
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Bridging the Investment Gap in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA)

In June 2011, MIGA announced its initiative to encourage foreign direct investment into MENA. The agency has mobilized up to $1 billion of capacity for new guarantees for cross-border investments in the region and held several events bringing investors together to share knowledge and experience in managing political risk. MIGA’s efforts are bearing fruit—the agency has supported several investments in the region this fiscal year.
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MIGA Helps Investors Mitigate Environmental and Social Risks

Increasingly, investors are realizing that the environmental and social sustainability of their investments goes hand-in-hand with a project’s economic and financial sustainability. MIGA’s early intervention can help ensure that investors effectively mitigate the environmental and social risks associated with complex projects. This value-added provide by MIGA can be particularly useful for smaller or less experienced investors.
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Executive Vice President Kobayashi Visits Kuwait and the Gulf

In April, Izumi Kobayashi visited Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates. She met with government officials, national investment authorities, chambers of commerce, banks, and private sector representatives to raise awareness about the importance of private sector investment as a tool for growth and jobs, while sharing knowledge about MIGA’s risk-mitigation instruments.
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NEW CONTRACTS 

Agribusiness
Fruitful Valley, Ethiopia 2.9M
Soroa Pépinières, S.A.R.L., Morocco 2.7M
Banking and Financial Services
ABC Holdings, Botswana 12.1M
HBZ Bank, South Africa 12.3M
Manufacturing
JP Industrie, S.A., Morocco 3.5M
Power
KivuWatt Ltd., Rwanda 95.4M
Waste and Wastewater
SCB Wastewater Treatment Project, China 57M

PROPOSED GUARANTEES
In accordance with the agency's disclosure policy, MIGA discloses summaries of all proposed guarantees.

Agribusiness
Turkmenistan Coca-Cola Bottlers, Turkmenistan 11.5
M
Oil and Gas
Apache, Egypt 150M

Power
Azito Thermal Power Plant and Expansion, Côte d’Ivoire 114M

Telecommunications
HTT Telecom S.A., Cameroon 6.9
M


EVENTS
Investors in the Cold: How Most Governments Ignore FDI when it Comes Knocking, Washington, DC, May 21, 2012
3rd Annual Alternative Investments Summit, New York, NY, May 30, 2012
Euro Med PPP and Project Finance, Istanbul, Turkey, May 30, 2012
Private Equity Africa LP Investor Summit, London, United Kingdom, June 14, 2012

Projects and Infrastructure InternationalBarcelona, Spain, June 18, 2012


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