The Investment Department GoS has proposed the setting up of an industrial zone (to be declared Special Economic Zone - SEZ) in Sindh at the Dhabeji, Thatta, Sindh comprising of fifteen hundred and thirty (1,530) acres of land. The Dhabeji Special Economic Zone was approved in the 6th Joint Cooperation Committee (JCC) under the Industrial Cooperation Phase of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
The Dhabeji SEZ is located at Dhabeji, Thatta (Sindh) 50 km from Karachi, via the Eastern alignment of CPEC (N-5) and M-9. The Project Site for the Dhabeji Industrial Zone is situated close to Bin Qasim port but can also be served by Karachi port. The Project is proposed to be implemented in two (2) phases of 750 acres and 780 acres each respectively.
The Developer shall:
Revenue Model: The project is structured on revenue model. The Developer will be entitled to and shall be responsible to collect revenues through sub-leasing of the plots to zone enterprises in accordance with the PPP Agreement.
GoS to enter into a master lease agreement for 50 years with the Developer / SPV to lease land for phase 1, and an agreement to lease land for phase 2 upon completion of milestones.
Developer will collect revenues through sub-leasing of the plots to zone enterprises and through O&M and other value-added services. Developer to share a percentage of revenue, from sale proceeds.
It is expected that the Concession Agreement shall be executed in the month of November 2021 with ZKB.
Total Concession term for the Project is 20 years of which 5 years are for construction of the zone and remaining 15 years are for the O&M.
The PPP Policy Board in its 34th meeting approved issuance of LOA to the preferred bidder and execution of the Concession Agreement.
The Project shall be financed by a combination of customer advances, Developer's equity / commercial Loan.
The GoS shall not provide any financial support or financial/sub-sovereign guarantees. Additionally, the GoS shall not be responsible for providing any collateral in order to achieve financial close. Financial close will be the responsibility of the Developer.
Zahir Khan & Brothers (ZKB)
The Project was launched for investor solicitation in December 2020 in pursuance to SPP rules 2010.
After thorough procurement process, the Investment Department issued LOA to ZKB on 25th October 2021.
Sindh Economic Zone Management Company (SEZMC), with assistance of transaction advisors, has developed and launched Dhebeji SEZ Project. The bidding package package (RFP, draft Concession Agreement and the required maps and designs) for the Project were originally uploaded during November 2019. Following dialogue with the interested parties in investor conference and pre-bid meetings, SEZMC has recently revised the bidding package and uploaded the same on 18th February 2020. Furthermore, bid submission deadline has also been extended to 20th April 2020.
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