Project ID: 1163

Chinese Government provides RMB 12.4 million interest-free loan for CCTV Street Surveillance System and Island-Wide Digital Radio Communication System Project (linked to #72965 and #72993)

Commitment amount

$ 2858305.792

Constant 2017 USD

Summary

Funding agency [Type]

China Ministry of Commerce [Government Agency]

Recipient

Mauritius

Sector

Government and civil society (Code: 150)

Flow type

Loan

Concessional

Yes

Category

Intent

Development (The next section lists the possible statuses.)

Commercial

Development

Representational

Mixed

Financial Flow Classification

ODA-like (The next section lists the possible statuses.)

Official Development Assistance

Other Official Flows

Vague (Official Finance)

Flows categorized based on OECD-DAC guidelines

Project lifecycle

Status

Completion (The next section lists the possible statuses.)

Pledge

Commitment

Implementation

Completion

Suspended

Cancelled

Milestones

Commitment year

2005

Implementation

2010

2010-03-24

Actual start

Completion

2011

2010-05-01

Planned

2011-10-21

Actual

Description

In 2005, China’s Ministry of Commerce and the Government of Mauritius signed an RMB 12,434,000 loan agreement for the CCTV Street Surveillance System and Island-Wide Digital Radio Communication System Project. This loan carried the following terms: 20 year maturity, 10 year grace period, and 0% interest rate. It is repayable via annual installments between January 2016 and January 2026. #1163 captures the first loan agreement. Then, in 2006, China’s Ministry of Commerce and the Government of Mauritius signed an RMB 30,000,000 loan agreement for the CCTV Street Surveillance System and Island-Wide Digital Radio Communication System Project. This loan carried the following terms: 20 year maturity, 10 year grace period, and 0% interest rate. It is repayable via annual installments between January 2017 and January 2027. #72965 captures the second loan agreement.Also, in 2006, China’s Ministry of Commerce and the Government of Mauritius signed an RMB 29,200,000 loan agreement for the CCTV Street Surveillance System and Island-Wide Digital Radio Communication System Project. This loan carried the following terms: 20 year maturity, 10 year grace period, and 0% interest rate. It is repayable via annual installments between July 2017 and July 2027. #72993 captures the third loan agreement. This project involved the installation of 340 CCTV cameras in the Port Louis and Grand Baie areas, and the installation of an island-wide digital radio communications. China International Telecommunication Construction Corporation (CITCC) and Zhejiang Dahua Technology Co., Ltd. (浙江大华技术股份有限公司) were responsible for the CCTV Street Surveillance System project component. On December 10, 2009, CITCC signed a 270 million MUR commercial contract with the Mauritius Police Force. ZTE was responsible for the island-wide digital radio communications project component. It signed a contract with China International Telecommunication Construction Corporation (CITCC) on September 29, 2009 to provide the Mauritius Police Force with the requisite equipment for the island-wide digital radio communications component. The project officially commenced on March 24, 2010 and it was officially completed and handed over to the Mauritius Police Force on October 21, 2011. Deficiencies in the CCTV system that was installed led to a second, China Eximbank-financed Smart City Project (see Project ID#55627). More specifically, the CCTV system featured low video resolution (720p) that could not be used with “intelligent applications”. As a result, all videos had to be manually filtered, which made the system less efficient than modern, automated systems. The absence of surveillance facilities and converged command centers also made it difficult for Mauritius’s Ministry of Public Infrastructure and Land Transport to comprehensively detect, analyze, and disperse urban traffic in real time. The China Eximbank-financed Smart City Project sought to address these challenges with a different contractor (Huawei).

Additional details

This project is also known as the CCTV Surveillance System and Radio Communication System Project. The Chinese project title is 毛里求斯城市安全监控和无线通信指挥系统 or 毛里求斯城市安全监控系统和无线电通信指挥系统项目 or 援毛里求斯CCTV城市安全监控系统和集群通讯指挥系统项目. In the database of Chinese loan commitments that it released in July 2020, SAIS-CARI does not records these three interest-free loans from the Chinese Government.

Number of official sources

13

Number of unofficial sources

9

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Details

Cofinanced

No

Receiving agencies [Type]

Government of Mauritius [Government Agency]

Implementing agencies [Type]

China International Telecommunication Construction Corporaion (CITCC) [State-owned Company]; Dahua technologies [Private Sector]; Mauritius Police Force [Government Agency]; Zhejiang Dahua Technology Co., Ltd. [State-owned Company]; ZTE Energy [State-owned Company]

Loan type

Interest-Free

Maturity

20 years

Interest rate

0.0%

Grace period

10 years

Grant element

75.05159755%

Gurarantee provided

No

Insurance provided

No