China Eximbank pledges $400 million loan for Eastern Corridor Road Project (Linked to Project ID#28056)
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Funding agency [Type]
Export-Import Bank of China [State-owned Policy Bank]
Transport and storage (Code: 210)
In 2010, China Eximbank agreed in principal to provide a $400 million loan for the Eastern Corridor Road Project in Ghana. The loan would carry a maturity of 20 years and China State Construction Engineering Corporation was identified as the contractor responsible for implementation. The Eastern Corridor Road Project, which is also known as Nkwanta-Oti Damango Road Project, would link Northern Ghana to the south through the Volta Region, giving drivers an alternative and shorter route, including links to Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger. The project stretches from Tema through Asikuma, Hohoe, Jasikan, Bimbilla to Yendi, and Nakpanduri to Kulungugu. The project involved the construction of a single two-lane carriageway, 3.5 meters per lane with a 2.5 meter hard shoulder on each side, drainage structure, lay-bys in specific towns and villages, bridge upgrades and relocation of utilities. The project was going to be funded through a $10.4 billion concessional credit package loan that the Government of Ghana signed with China Eximbank in September 2010 (see Project ID#28056). However, this loan was suspended in 2015. The Government of Ghana subsequently secured loans from the Africa Development Bank and the OPEC Fund for International Development for this project.
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Receiving agencies [Type]
Government of Ghana [Government Agency]
Implementing agencies [Type]
China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC) [State-owned Company]