China Eximbank provides $21.4 million loan for Fixed Telephone Network Coverage Expansion Project
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Funding agency [Type]
Export-Import Bank of China [State-owned Policy Bank]
Communications (Code: 220)
On September 16, 2010, the Government of Mozambique ratified a $21.4 million loan agreement with China Eximbank for the Fixed Telephone Network Coverage Expansion Project. The terms of the loan are unknown. This project involved the expansion of the landline telephone (voice and internet) services to 42 districts. It also sought to extend the country’s fiber optic network to three provincial capitals: Tete, Pemba and Lichinga. Huawei was the contractor responsible for implementation. Its work was overseen by Telecomunicações de Moçambique (TDM), the only fixed-line telephone operator in Mozambique. This project reached the implementation stage, but it unclear whether and when it reached completion.
The Portuguese project title is 南部三省CDMA项目. The Chinese project title is Projecto de Cobertura das Sedes Distritais de Telefonia Fixa or Programa de expansão da rede de telecomunicações nas zonas rurais. The loan that supported this project is omitted from the SAIS-CARI database of Chinese loan commitments that was released in July 2020.
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Receiving agencies [Type]
Government of Mozambique [Government Agency]
Implementing agencies [Type]
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. [Other]