Chinese Government provides RMB 160 million grant for Godomey Interchange Construction Project (linked to #58712, #85366)
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Funding agency [Type]
China Ministry of Commerce [Government Agency]
Transport and storage (Code: 210)
On 26 August, 2008, the Chinese Ambassador to Benin, Mr. GENG Wenbing, announced that his government had agreed to provide an RMB 160 million grant for the Godomey Interchange Construction Project (See: Allocution prononcée par Monsieur GENG Wenbing, Ambassadeur de Chine près le Bénin, lors de la cérémonie de pose de la première pierre de l'échangeur de Godomey). China’s Ministry of Commerce was the funding agency. This project involved the construction of the Godomey interchange on the outskirts of the capital city of Cotonou.Then, on 29 December, 2008, Ambassador Geng and Benin's Minister of Foreign Affairs Jean Marie Ehouzou signed an agreement, which committed an additional RMB 40 million of grant funding for the project (See: Bénin: échangeur de Godomey, les béninois toujours sur leur soif). The RMB 40 million grant is captured in #85366.China Railway 14 Bureau Group Co., Ltd. was the contractor responsible for implementation (See: Echangeurs routiers). A groundbreaking ceremony took place on 26 August, 2008 (See: 中国援建贝宁的戈多美立交桥项目奠基 and Allocution prononcée par Monsieur GENG Wenbing, Ambassadeur de Chine près le Bénin, lors de la cérémonie de pose de la première pierre de l'échangeur de Godomey). Construction was scheduled to begin in October 2008, although a groundbreaking ceremony was held 26 August, 2008 (See: 中国援建贝宁的戈多美立交桥项目奠基). Construction officially began on 29 December, 2008 (See: Echangeurs routiers). The interchange was set to be opened to traffic in 2011.In 2014, the Chinese Government provided an RMB 33.69 million grant to the Government of Benin for the Godomey Interchange Canal and Landscaping Project (see linked ProjectID#58712).
This project is also known as the Godomey Roundabout Construction Project, the Godomey Fly Over Construction Project, and the Godomey Overpass Construction Project. The French project title is Échangeur de Godomey. The Chinese project title is 贝宁科托努立交桥项目 or 援贝宁科托努立交桥 or 科托努立交桥项目 or 科托努立交桥.
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Receiving agencies [Type]
Government of Benin [Government Agency]
Implementing agencies [Type]
China Railway 14th Bureau Group Co., Ltd. (CRCC14) [State-owned Company]