Green-2000 and Bluebird reach financial closure of US$130m for construction of 4 agriculture centers in Ivory coast

Green-2000, an Israeli-Dutch international company specializing in turnkey agriculture projects worldwide, has successfully closed a 108 million EUR (~130m USD) deal in Ivory coast.
The deal is financed by KFW IPEX-bank as lead arranger, with Bluebird Finance & Projects as the lead financial advisor.
The financing package includes an ECA facility backed by Atradius DSB (the Dutch ECA), and a commercial facility.
Disbursements have actually started last week. Construction period will be 36 months.
The ASTC (Agriculture Services & Training Centers) project, which is a unique concept developed by Green-2000, consists of turnkey EPC construction & supply of 4 agriculture centers in 4 different regions in Ivory coast: Guitry, Guiembe, Zikkisso and Kong.
The centers shall include agriculture schools, greenhouses, open fields, aquaculture, poultry and agro facilities & machinery, and will produce high quality vegetables, fruits, fish as well as other products.
It will provide advanced training, know-how & labor for thousands of local farmers, for the long run.
The project will develop the local agro-communities, with a long-term view, and will enable them to generate actual income from selling the produce. It will also contribute to the food security & independence of the country.
Green-2000, owned and founded by Mr. Refael Dayan, are in advanced stages of concluding similar deals in other countries in Africa, Central America and the Pacific.
Bluebird Finance & Projects, led by Nir Bareket & Ram Shalita, specialized in arranging financing packages for large-scale infrastructure projects, have successfully closed in recent 4 years in Africa deals which total app. 600 million USD.

Bluebird has further concrete pipeline deals in Ivory coast, Ghana and Senegal in the water, agriculture, rail and healthcare sectors. Its clients are dozens of international EPC contractors from Europe and Israel.

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