Chinese Government provides a RMB 20 million grant for the Presidential Palace Construction Project (Linked to Project ID#72426)
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Funding agency [Type]
Unspecified Chinese Government Institution [Government Agency]
Government and civil society (Code: 150)
On April 12, 2001, the Government of China and the Government of Togo signed an Economic and Technical Cooperation Agreement (ETCA) (Chinese agreement name: 中华人民共和国政府和多哥共和国政府经济技术合作协定), which committed a RMB 30 million of grant for the Presidential Palace Construction Project, as captured by linked project ID#72426 (see '中华人民共和国政府和多哥共和国政府经济技术合作协定'). Then, on October 10, 2003, the Chinese Government and the Togolese Governments signed another ETCA for the provision of an additional RMB 20 million grant for the Presidential Palace Construction Project and any other projects approved by the two governments, as captured by this project (see '中国政府向多哥赠送无偿援款2000万元人民币').The palace was located at the northern part of the city of Lomé (see 'Le président Faure inaugure le palais présidentiel construit avec l'aide chinoise'). The two-story, 60,000-square-foot complex included more than 40 offices and banquet and conference halls (see 'China Builds and Pays for Togo President's Palace'). The project included the construction of the main body of the presidential palace, the north gate, pump room, transformer room, guard room and garage. The entire complex covered an area of 13 hectares. The palace was intended to serve as a location for the President of Togo to work, hold cabinet meetings, and receive foreign guests. The old presidential palace had fallen into disrepair, posing a challenge for government work (see '援多哥总统府项目举行隆重奠基仪式').Beijing Construction Engineering Group Co., Ltd. was the contractor responsible for project implementation. Beijing Institute of Architectural Design (Group) Co., Ltd. (BIAD) was responsible for architectural design (see '援多哥总统府项目举行隆重奠基仪式'). 52 technicians and engineers, 211 workers, and 503 laborers were involved in the palace's construction, which also required 8,000 tons of cement, 12,000 cubic meters of sand, 136,000 cubic meters of gravel and 15,000 tons of steel (see 'Le président Faure inaugure le palais présidentiel construit avec l'aide chinoise').The project's groundbreaking ceremony was held on November 6, 2003. At this moment, the project was expected to be completed within 13 months (see '图文：中国援建多哥新总统府项目奠基仪式(4)'). Then-President of Togo, Gnassingbé Eyadéma, laid the first stone for the palace. Construction began in April 2004 and ended in February 2006. The palace was officially inaugurated on April 24, 2006 in a ceremony presided over by the President of Togo Faure Gnassingbé (see 'Le président Faure inaugure le palais présidentiel construit avec l'aide chinoise'). Upon completion of the construction phase, Beijing Construction Engineering Group maintained the palace for one year. A first phase of technical cooperation was launched in April 2007, and a second phase was launched in April 2011 (see '援多哥总统府和洛美医院技术组(北京建工)--履行经援义务，确保良好运转').
The French project title is La construction de la nouvelle Présidence de la République. The Chinese project title is 建新总统府项目.A media source covering the groundbreaking ceremony reports that the total commitment for this project was 60 million RMB. Aiddata was only able to track 50 million.
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Implementing agencies [Type]
Beijing Construction Engineering Group Co., Ltd. (BCEG) [State-owned Company]; Beijing Institute of Architectural Design (Group) Co., Ltd. (BIAD) [State-owned Company]