Project ID: 18648

Chinese Government to provide $60 million grant for Liberian Ministerial Complex (linked to #30738, #30619, #56011)

Commitment amount

$ 61110281.54

Constant 2017 USD

Summary

Funding agency [Type]

China Ministry of Commerce [Government Agency]

Recipient

Liberia

Sector

Government and civil society (Code: 150)

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

2012

Implementation

2017

2012-07-01

Planned start

2017-04-28

Actual start

Completion

2019

2019-07-25

Actual

Geography

Description

On September 11, 2012, the Chinese Government and the Liberian Government signed an Exchange of Letters agreement to construct a $60 million USD ministerial complex for Liberia within three years, beginning in mid-2012. The ministerial complex was planned to be constructed at the new Defense Ministry site in Congo Town. This project was at least partially funded via two ETCAs: one from 2012 (see linked ProjectID#30619) and one from 2013 (see linked ProjectID#30738).Jiangsu Construction Engineering Group Co. won the bid to construct this project. Pre-design approvals were signed by both the Chinese and Liberian Governments on December 4, 2015. On April 28, 2017, the ministerial complex's construction finally began when President Sirleaf broke ground on the complex's construction site which includes the Ministerial Complex and Annexes at the National Legislature (see linked ProjectID#56011). The complex includes offices, meeting rooms, auditorium, multi-purpose halls, archives, canteen, and also auxiliary facilities such as water pump house, power distribution and generator rooms. The complex is a 24,000 square meters establishment meant to accommodate 1,300 people and house all the government ministries and agencies. The complex was handed over on July 25, 2019.

Additional details

This project was not marked as an umbrella because the two ETCA projects from which it was funded were marked as umbrellas containing other unspecified sub-projects.

Number of official sources

11

Number of unofficial sources

12

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Details

Cofinanced

No

Receiving agencies [Type]

Government of Liberia [Government Agency]

Implementing agencies [Type]

China Jiangsu Construction Engineering Corporation [State-owned Company]