Banobras successfully placed three bonds in the local debt market

The National Bank of Public Works and Services (Banobras) successfully placed three bonds in the local debt market, two of them sustainable with a gender perspective.

  • The resources obtained from the Sustainable Bonds with Gender Perspective Framework will be allocated to projects that are impactful for women, girls and teenagers; as well as high social impact environmental conservation initiatives.
  • The resources of the Traditional Bond will be used for the development of infrastructure and public services in strategic sectors, particularly in the face of Nearshoring trends.
  • With this issuance, the Bank consolidates its position as the leading issuer of thematic bonds.

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Banobras Celebrates Its 90th Anniversary

Ninety years after its establishment, Banobras renews the social vision that gave reason to its rise, back in the 1930s.

  • During the daily morning press conference with President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador and subsequent commemorative event for the 90th anniversary, Banobras Director General reported on the progress and achievements of this Development Bank institution.
  • Banobras actively participates in priority projects of the Mexican Government. The Bank’s loan portfolio has grown 26% in this administration and represents 2% of the country´s GDP. The direct loan portfolio positions the bank as the fifth in the national financial system and the first among Development Banks.
  • From December 2018 to December 2022, the institution granted more than USD 24 billion in financing to states, municipalities, projects, and the federal public sector, with a clear focus on the southern region of the country.

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Potential Strategic Alliance of CFE for Natural Gas Infrastructure

The Federal Electricity Commission (CFE), Carso Energy (a subsidiary of Grupo Carso), and Sempra Infrastructure (a subsidiary of Sempra – NYSE: SRE, BMV: SRE) through its affiliates, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to increase the electricity generation capacity of CFE in the states of Sonora and Baja California, and boost the natural gas industry in the northwest region of Mexico, supporting the energy security of the country and the objectives of the Mexican Government.

Source: CFE

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Comprehensive Development Plan for The Mayan Train

The CEO of FONATUR, Javier May Rodríguez, presented the Comprehensive Development Plan for the Mayan Train.


Within the framework of the Sustainable Bank Strategy, and as part of the actions for the economic reactivation of the country, the National Bank of Public Works and Services (Banobras) placed three bonds, two of them sustainable with a gender perspective, through the Institutional Stock Exchange (BIVA): BANOB 22-4, BANOB 22X and BANOB 22-2X for a total amount of 7.5 billion pesos.

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UNEP and GIZ, through the Sustainable Infrastructure Tool Navigator, recognize Banobras as a case of good practices in sustainable infrastructure

UNEP and GIZ, through the Sustainable Infrastructure Tool Navigator, recognize Banobras as a case of good practices in sustainable infrastructure.

Banobras, through its digital platform Mexico Projects Hub, is internationally recognized as a case of best practices in sustainable infrastructure. This case study is found in the Sustainable Infrastructure Tool Navigator, led and supported by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the Sustainable Infrastructure Partnership (SIP), and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). Is a resource platform designed to help infrastructure practitioners planners, designers, funders, and others –across government, private, and civil society- to identify the most relevant tools to help develop and integrate sustainability into infrastructure systems and specific projects. This initiative promotes comprehensive approaches in the planning and development of sustainable infrastructure around the world.

With this kind of contributions, Banobras reinforces its commitment to advance in the incorporation of standards, tools and good practices that promote sustainable financing with environmental and social responsibility.


As part of its 2020-2023 Refinancing Program, the National Bank for Public Works and Services (Banobras), Trustee of the National Infrastructure Fund (Fonadin), successfully placed 16 billion pesos of debt in Trust Stock Certificates denominated in investment units (Udis) and endorsed by the Federal Government.

The resources obtained will be used to repay the debt, allowing it to be reduced and improving its profile.

The transaction had a demand of 1.6 times the amount placed and had the participation of Afores, insurers and government institutions.

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Tender for Comprehensive Mobility Model for the South Zone of the Guadalajara Metropolitan Area (Line 4)

Line 4 will be the first passenger transport route in Mexico to be incorporated into the freight train right of way; It will have 8 stations in 21 km and will initially move 106 thousand daily users.

It will provide a solution to move and connect the inhabitants of Tlajomulco with the rest of the AMG.

Source: Government of Jalisco / Mi Tren Linea 4

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The Olmeca Refinery in Dos Bocas joins the National Refining System

To ensure energy self-sufficiency

  • First Construction Stage of the Olmeca Refinery in Dos Bocas, Paraíso, Tabasco.
  • It will process 340,000 barrels of crude oil per day, which will produce 170,000 barrels of gasoline and 120,000 barrels of ultra-low sulfur diesel.

Sorce: SENER

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Banobras is recognized with the “ALIDE Verde” Award 2022

Banobras received the award in the special “ALIDE Verde” category for the “Digital Tools for Sustainable Infrastructure”, available within the Mexico Projects Hub platform.

During the 52nd General Assembly of the Latin American Association of Development Financing Institutions (ALIDE), held in Curaçao, the ALIDE Awards 2022 were presented; a contest that recognizes and promotes innovation and good practices among development financing institutions.

The special category of the “ALIDE Verde” Award is granted for attention to sustainable development, contributing to the local productive ecosystem development, seeking that productive activities, in addition to being economically viable, socially fair, are environmentally responsible.