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Special Economic Zone at Duqm

$2,000 million
Summary of Proposed Guarantee

Project Facts

Project Facts
Project ID
Guarantee Holder
Standard Chartered Bank
Investor Country
United Arab Emirates
Environmental Category
Date SPG Disclosed
February 21, 2019
Projected Board Date
April 22, 2019
Project Type
Fiscal Year

Project Description

This summary covers an application made by Standard Chartered Bank, acting as Global Coordinator to the Ministry of Finance (MoF) in Oman, to cover a proposed commercial lending facility to be provided to the Government of the Sultanate of Oman represented by the MoF, to develop priority projects within the Duqm Special Economic Zone (The Project). MIGA’s coverage has been sought in relation to Non-Honoring of Sovereign Financial Obligations (NHSFO) Guarantees on a debt financing structure of up to US$ 2.0 billion (including principal, interest, MIGA premium and other financing costs) for a tenor of up to 15 years.

The Project consists of financing and/or refinancing of seven infrastructure projects within the Special Economic Zone (SEZ) at Duqm, Oman pertaining to the construction of infrastructure and roads at the port’s commercial pre-gate, design and dredging for a new liquid bulk berth, roads and corridors connecting the refinery to the liquid bulk berth and dams and channels to protect the area against floods. These seven projects are considered priority projects within the scope of the SEZ.


Environmental Categorization

The project is a categorized as A under MIGA’s Policy on Environmental and Social Sustainability. Click here for the Project’s Environmental and Social Review Summary.


Development Impact

The Project is expected to have developmental benefits within Oman and the broader region. In Oman, the Project has the potential to contribute to the national economic diversification strategy by expanding the logistics sector and Oman’s export capacity. It will also expand economic activity and employment in Al Wusta governorate, a comparatively less developed region of the country.