Project ID: 12298

Chinese Government provides RMB 63 million grant for the Mpanda General Hospital Construction Project (linked to#345)

Commitment amount

$ 11997639.54

Constant 2017 USD

Summary

Funding agency [Type]

China Ministry of Commerce [Government Agency]

Recipient

Burundi

Sector

Health (Code: 120)

Flow type

Grant

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

2008

Implementation

2009

2009-04-16

Actual start

Completion

2011

2011-01-19

Actual

Description

During the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) in 2008, the Chinese Government and the Government of Burundi signed a grant agreement for the Mpanda General Hospital Construction Project. The reported size of the grant commitment amount was RMB 63 million. The project involved the construction of a 100-bed hospital, including a main building, annexes, and various types of medical equipment (including scanners, digital radiography, and neurological ultrasound technology). Guangdong Foreign Construction Co., Ltd (GDFC) was the contractor responsible for project implementation. Hospital construction began on April 16, 2009. An official groundbreaking ceremony then took place on May 14, 2009. The project was officially completed and handed over to the authorities on January 19, 2011. At the opening ceremony of the hospital, China’s Ambassador to Burundi committed to provide medical equipment and staff training to the hospital (worth an additional $1.4 million, see Project ID #30065). This project may be part of an ETCA signed by Burundi and China in 2008 (#345)

Additional details

- Mpanda General Hospital is also known as the China-Burundi Friendship Hospital. - The French project title is Hospital General De Mpanda or Hôpital de l'amitié Chine-Burundi. - The Chinese project title is 布隆迪综合医院 or 项下的姆邦达综合医院(100床位). - The Government of Burundi’s Development Assistance Database identifies the grant commitment amount for this project as $8,754,108. Other sources suggest that the Chinese Government supported this government with a 9 million. AidData relies on the RMB 63 million figure because nearly all large-scale Chinese Government grants are denominated in RMB. - Also, for the time being, AidData records this project as being grant funded; however, there are some indications that it may have been partially funded with the proceeds from an interest-free loan agreement that was signed on January 9, 2008 (see Project ID#345)

Number of official sources

22

Number of unofficial sources

8

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Cofinanced

No

Receiving agencies [Type]

Government of Burundi [Government Agency]

Implementing agencies [Type]

Government of Burundi [Government Agency]; Guangdong Construction Engineering Group Co. [State-owned Company]