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Dhabeji Special Economic Zone - DSEZ

OBJECTIVE / OUTCOMES OF THE PROJECT

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).

PROJECT BRIEF

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:

  • Carry out detailed design and master plan for the Project.
  • Develop internal infrastructure and related facilities for the Project.
  • Carry out O&M of the zone infrastructure and facilities.

Operations & Maintenance (15 years from substantial completion of Construction) The Concessionaire shall undertake toll operations and regular maintenance of the Project Highway as per agreed standards.

PPP MODALITY

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.

EXECUTION OF CONCESSION AGREEMENT

It is expected that the Concession Agreement shall be executed in the month of November 2021 with ZKB.

CONCESSION PERIOD:
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.

PPP POLICY BOARD APPROVAL

The PPP Policy Board in its 34th meeting approved issuance of LOA to the preferred bidder and execution of the Concession Agreement.

PROJECT FINANCING

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.

PROJECT SPONSOR

Zahir Khan & Brothers (ZKB)

PROCUREMENT PROCESS

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.

CURRENT STATUS

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.

LAST UPDATE ON:

29-Aug-2019

Project Related DocumentsUploaded on
Dhabeji Industrial Park - Bidding Package (Sindh Economic Zones Management Company) - 18 January, 2021 18-01-2021
Dhabeji Industrial Park - Bidding Package (Sindh Economic Zones Management Company) - 07 December, 2020 07-12-2020
Corrigendum - Extension in Bid submission deadline - 20-04-2020 - Dhabeji Special Economic Zone Project 21-04-2020
Revised Bidding Package - Dhabeji SEZMC 19-02-2020
Dhabeji Industrial Park - Bidding Package 04-11-2019


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