China Eximbank provides RMB 200 million loan for Section 1 of Letlhakeng-Kang Road Project (Linked to Project ID#105 and ID#109)
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Funding agency [Type]
Export-Import Bank of China [State-owned Policy Bank]
Transport and storage (Code: 210)
In 2003, China Eximbank and the Government of Botswana signed an RMB 200 million loan agreement for Phase 1 of the Letlhakeng-Kang Road Project (莱特哈肯-康公路(第一阶段)). This loan carried the following terms: 15 year maturity, 5 year grace period, and a 3% interest rate. Its final maturity date is September 21, 2018. This project involved the construction of a 123 km road segment (“Section 1”) from Letlhakeng to Dutlwe. It is part of a larger 257 km Letlhakeng-Kang Highway Project. Shanxi Construction Engineering Group Corporation was the contractor responsible for implementation. Construction began in 2003 May and ended in 2005 May. Section 2 of the Letlhakeng-Kang Highway Project, which ran from Dutlwe to Kang (Morwamosu), was also funded by China Eximbank through two separate loans (captured in Project ID#109 and Project ID#105).
This project is also known as the Section 1 of the Letlhakeng-Kang Highway Project, the Letlhakeng-Dutlwe Road Project, and the 123 km Letlhakeng-Dutlwe Section of the Letlhakeng-Kang Highway Project. The Chinese project title is 莱特哈肯-康公路(第一阶段). Loan details can be found in sources 'ChinaLoansToAfrica©SAIS-CARI.csv' and 'Government of Botswana External Debt Tables 2010'. In the database of Chinese loan commitments that SAIS-CARI released in July 2020, it records the maturity length of this loan as 12 years. AidData relies on the maturity length (15 years) that is recorded by Botswana’s Ministry of Finance and Economic Development.
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Receiving agencies [Type]
Government of Botswana [Government Agency]
Implementing agencies [Type]
China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC) [State-owned Company]; Government of Botswana [Government Agency]; Shanxi Construction Engineering (Group) Corporation [State-owned Company]