Chinese Government provides RMB 300 million grant for Sports Infrastructure Construction and Rehabilitation Project
Constant 2017 USD
Funding agency [Type]
China Ministry of Commerce [Government Agency]
Other social infrastructure and services (Code: 160)
In March 2006, the Chinese Government and the Government of Senegal signed an RMB 300 million grant agreement for a Sports Infrastructure Construction and Rehabilitation Project. This project involved the construction or rehabilitation of 11 stadiums: (1) Kolda Regional Stadium in Kolda, (2) Léopold Sédar Senghor Stadium in Dakar, (3) Caroline Faye Stadium in Mbour, (4) Mawade Wade Stadium in St. Louis, (5) Aline Sitoé Diatta Stadium in Ziguinchor, (6) Lamine Guèye Stadium in Kaolack, (7) Alboury Ndiaye Stadium in Louga, (8) Ely Manel Fall Stadium in Diourbel, (9) Massène Sène Stadium in Fatick, (10) Tambacounda Regional Stadium in Tambacounda, and (11) Matam Regional Stadium in Matam. China National Complete Plant Import Export Corporation (COMPLANT) and Jiangsu Construction Engineering Group Co., Ltd. were the contractors responsible for implementation. A project commencement ceremony took place on December 5, 2007. Léopold Sédar Senghor Stadium in Dakar was completed and handed over to the Senegalese authorities on April 7, 2009. Then, on January 19, 2012, Lamine Guèye Stadium was handed over to the Senegalese authorities. Then, after the rehabilitation of Massène Sène Stadium in Fatick and Caroline Faye Stadium in Mbour took place between August 10, 2012 and April 10, 2013, both of these facilities were officially handed over to the Senegalese authorities on June 19, 2013. Then, after the rehabilitation of Alboury Ndiaye Stadium, Kolda Regional Stadium, and Tambacounda Regional Stadium, the Chinese Government officially handed over all three facilities to the Senegalese authorities. Then, on October 26, 2014, an inauguration ceremony was held for Mawade Wade Stadium in St. Louis, and on February 5, 2015, Aline Sitoé Diatta Stadium in Ziguinchor was handed over to the Senegalese authorities.
The Chinese project title is 中国援塞11座地区体育场维修项目 or 中国援塞体育场维修项目 or 姆布尔和法蒂克体育场看台拆除重建项目 or 中国援塞内加尔姆布尔和法蒂克体育场举 or 援塞济金绍尔体育场维修项目. AidData records the face value of the grant commitment as RMB 300 million since most large grant commitments from the Chinese Government are denominated in RMB. However, the Government of Senegal’s External Financing Management Platform (la Plateforme de Gestion des Financements Extérieurs du Sénégal, or PGFE) records the face value of the grant commitment as CFAF 23,128,780,726. PGFE also notes that the Chinese Government disbursed more grant funding (CFAF 31,528,688,304) for this project than it originally committed.
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Receiving agencies [Type]
Government of Senegal [Government Agency]
Implementing agencies [Type]
China Jiangsu Construction Engineering Corporation [State-owned Company]; China National Complete Plant Import & Export Corporation Group (COMPLANT) [State-owned Company]