Project ID: 17839

Chinese Government provides $1.4 million grant for Lazaret 4 and Talladjé 5 School Construction Project (linked to #15226, #32756)

Commitment amount

$ 2187096.6119999997

Constant 2017 USD

Summary

Funding agency [Type]

Unspecified Chinese Government Institution [Government Agency]

Recipient

Niger

Sector

Education (Code: 110)

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

2007

2007-11-06

Planned implementation start

Completion

2009

2009-05-01

Actual

Geography

Description

On 6 November, 2007, the Chinese Government and the Government of Niger signed an Economic and Technical Cooperation Agreement (ETCA), which commitment RMB 40 million of grant funding for the construction of two primary schools and the General Seyni Kountche Stadium Rehabilitation Project (captured in Project ID#15226) (See: Niger/Chine : signature d'un accord de 5,3 millions de dollars and China, Niger sign economic, technical agreement worth 5.3m dollars). Niger's Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Minister, Aichatou Mindaoudou, and Chinese Assistant Foreign Minister, Zhai Jun, signed the ETCA (See: Niger/Chine : signature d'un accord de 5,3 millions de dollars). A diplomatic cable estimates that $1.4 million USD, which is equivalent to RMB 10,654,000 (using the 2007 exchange rate of 7.61 CNY/USD), was drawn from the ETCA to support the construction of two primary schools in Niamey: Lazaret 4 and Talladjé 5 (or l’Ecole Talladjé V or Ecole de l’Amitié), leaving an estimated $3.86 million USD, or RMB 29,346,000, for the Général Seyni Kountché Stadium Rehabilitation Project (See: A BRIDGE FROM CHINA TO NIGER).China Geo-Engineering Corporation (CGC) was the contractor responsible for implementation. Construction began in October 2008 and ended in May 2009. A handover ceremony was held on 20 June, 2009, where sporting goods and student equipment was also presented to the two primary schools (See: 援尼日尔两所小学校项目举行隆重交接仪式). There are now reportedly 617 and 550 students enrolled in these two primary schools.Linked project #32756 captures the 2011 donation of additional materials to the two primary schools.

Additional details

The Chinese project title is Lazaret四小和四区的Talladji五小 or 中尼友谊一小和二小.

Number of official sources

3

Number of unofficial sources

7

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Details

Cofinanced

No

Receiving agencies [Type]

Government of Niger [Government Agency]

Implementing agencies [Type]

China Geo-Engineering Corporation (CGC) [State-owned Company]; Government of Niger [Government Agency]