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Summary of proposed guarantee

Summaries of proposed guarantees are provided prior to Board consideration and before final contract signing, and they are therefore subject to change. Project briefs are disclosed after Board consideration and contract signing and reflect the terms of the project at the time of contract signature. Environmental and Social Review Summaries are provided for projects assigned an Environmental Assessment Category of A or B.


Project name
Malagasy Community Network Services S.A. – GasyNet
Project ID
Fiscal year
Guarantee holder
Investor country
Host country
Environmental category
Date SPG disclosed
March 20, 2013
Project Board date
April 18, 2013
Gross exposure
 $2.9 million
Project type
Strategic priority area
Environmental and Social Review Summary for Malagasy Community Network Services S.A. – GasyNet

Project Description

This summary covers a loan guarantee by SGS S.A. of Switzerland to BNI-Madagascar for its loan to Malagasy Community Network Services S.A. – GasyNet in Madagascar. The investor has applied for a MIGA guarantee of €2.2 million (around $ 2.9 million) for a period of up to 16 months against the risks of transfer restriction, expropriation, war and civil disturbance, and breach of contract.

The project involves the provision of import and export good verification and the deployment of TradeNet software application to the government of Madagascar. The MIGA coverage being requested is for an existing project approved by MIGA’s Board of Directors in October 2007.

Environmental Categorization

The project is a category B under MIGA’s Policy on Social and Environmental Sustainability. Click here to view the Environmental and Social Review Summary.

Development Impact 

MIGA’s continued support for the project will help the government further its objectives of increasing the efficiency and transparency of the country’s trade transactions, enhancing customs revenues, managing valuation risk, and increasing trade compliance. The project is also consistent with MIGA’s strategic priority of supporting investments into countries eligible for concessional financing from the International Development Association.

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