Project ID: 1898

Chinese Government provides grant for the construction of primary schools in Gatsibo and Rulindo

Commitment amount

$ 3425168.341

Constant 2017 USD

Summary

Funding agency [Type]

Unspecified Chinese Government Institution [Government Agency]

Recipient

Rwanda

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

Implementation

2008

2008-04-24

Actual start

Completion

2009

2009-09-14

Actual

Description

On May 15, 2007 in Beijing, Rwandan President Paul Kagame and Chinese President Hu Jintao signed an agreement for China to fund the construction of two rural primary schools in Rwanda. These schools are located in Gatsibo and Rulindo districts and they are worth 1.2 billion RWF total, 600 million RWF each. The construction of the school in Gatsibo included nine class room blocks. It sought reduce the commuting distance for 600 children -- who had been traveling about five kilometers to school -- to no more than 3 km. The Rulindo school project (also known as Inyange Girls School of Science) involved construction of a 115 meter tarmac road that connects the school to Kigali-Musanze highway, construction of the school, the provision of equipment for a computer lab, the provision of textbooks and sports equipment, and the provision of two volunteers who provided Chinese language construction. China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) was the contractor responsible for the construction of the schools. This project was initiated on April 24, 2008. On September 19, 2009, Dr. Mathius Harebamungu, Rwandan State Minister for Primary and Secondary Education, and Sun Shuzhong, Chinese Ambassador to Rwanda, inaugurated the two schools.

Number of official sources

4

Number of unofficial sources

8

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Details

Cofinanced

No

Receiving agencies [Type]

Government of Rwanda [Government Agency]

Implementing agencies [Type]

China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) [State-owned Company]; Rwandan Ministry of Education [Government Agency]