China Development Bank pledges $80 million loan for Mutare Paper Manufacturing Plant Project
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Funding agency [Type]
China Development Bank (CDB) [State-owned Policy Bank]
Industry, mining, construction (Code: 320)
Level of public liability
Central government debt
On 11 August, 2006, a Zimbabwean media outlet reported that China Development Bank would invest $80 million USD in the construction of a paper manufacturing plant in the city of Mutare, Zimbabwe while partnering with a number of local companies. The three companies who helped organize the Zimbabwean side of the deal were Hunyani Holdings; Zimbabwe Newspapers (Zimpapers), Zimbabwe's leading consumer of newsprint; and the Forestry Company of Zimbabwe, the owner of commercial timber for paper production. There is no evidence that this project ever moved forward.
It should be noted that this planned paper plant is separate from the previously existing Mutare Board Paper Company in the city.
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Direct receiving agencies [Type]
Government of Zimbabwe [Government Agency]
Implementing agencies [Type]
Zimbabwe Newspapers (Zimpapers) [State-owned Company]
Forestry Company of Zimbabwe [Private Sector]
Hunyani Holdings [Private Sector]