China Development Bank pledges $100 million loan for Feruka Paper and Board Factory Construction Project
Constant 2017 USD
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Funding agency [Type]
China Development Bank (CDB) [State-owned Policy Bank]
Industry, mining, construction (Code: 320)
On 30 January, 2008, a Chinese state-owned company, Shandong Taishan Paper Company, announced plans for the construction of a $100 million paper manufacturing plant called the Feruka Paper and Board Factory (See: Chinese Investor Eyes Manicaland). The factory, located in Manicaland Province, would recycle the large amounts of available sawdust between the towns of Chimanimani and Nyanga for the production of paper (See: Chinese Investor Eyes Manicaland). China Development Bank and the Infrastructure Development Bank of Zimbabwe reportedly agreed in principle to finance the project (See: Chinese Investor Eyes Manicaland).Construction was slated to begin in February 2008; however, there is no evidence that this project ever moved forward. In January 2013, the Shandong Taishan Paper Company went bankrupt.
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Receiving agencies [Type]
Government of Zimbabwe [Government Agency]
Implementing agencies [Type]
Shandong Taishan Paper Co., Ltd. [Private Sector]