China Eximbank provides RMB 1.03 billion government concessional loan for Phase 1 of the Bamako-Ségou Road Rehabilitation Project (Linked to Project ID#58571)
Constant 2017 USD
Funding agency [Type]
Export-Import Bank of China [State-owned Policy Bank]
Transport and storage (Code: 210)
On September 27, 2010, the Chinese Government and the Government of Mali signed a concessional loan framework agreement for Phase 1 of the Bamako-Ségou Road Rehabilitation Project. Then, on December 30, 2010, China Eximbank and the Government of Mali signed an RMB 1,030,000,000 government concessional loan (GCL) agreement for the project. The proceeds from the GCL were used to finance a commercial contract between China Road and Bridge Corporation and Mali’s Ministry of Equipment and Transportation, which was signed on December 2, 2009. Phase 1 involved the rehabilitation of a 218 kilometer segment of National Road 6 (RN6) from the city of Bamako to the city of Ségou. China Road and Bridge Corporation was the contractor responsible for implementation. A formal groundbreaking ceremony took place on October 25, 2010. However the project did not officially start until November 18, 2011. The project was temporarily suspended due to a military coup in 2012 and then delayed significantly due to an armed rebellion in Northern Mali in 2013 and the Ebola outbreak of 2014. The project was ultimately completed when the road was opened to traffic on January 13, 2015. As a result of this project, travel time from Bamako to Ségou fell from 4 hours to 2 hours. China Eximbank is also financing Phase 2 of the Bamako-Segou Road Rehabilitation Project (captured in Project ID#58571).
- The French project title is Rehabilitation de la Route Existante Bamako-Segou Phase I or le Projet de la Réhabilitation de la Route Existante Bamako-Ségou en 1X2 Voies or Projet de réhabilitation de la route Bamako-Ségou. - The Chinese project title is 巴马科－赛古公路 or 巴马科—塞古公路整治项目 or 马里巴塞一期项目 or 承建的马里巴马科—塞古道路改造工程一期项目. - In the database of Chinese loan commitments that SAIS-CARI released in July 2020, it identifies the face value of the China Eximbank loan that supported this project as $346 million. AidData relies on the face value (RMB 1,030,000,000 or approximately $151 million) of the loan agreement that was signed by China Eximbank and the Government of Mali on December 30, 2010.
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Receiving agencies [Type]
Government of Mali [Government Agency]
Implementing agencies [Type]
China Road & Bridge Corporation (CRBC) [State-owned Company]; Government of Mali [Government Agency]