Chinese Government provides a grant for the Rural Primary School Construction Project
Funding agency [Type]
China Ministry of Commerce [Government Agency]
Education (Code: 110)
On July 4, 2007, the Chinese Government and the Government of Togo signed letters of exchange related to the Rural Primary School Construction Project (see '中、多两国政府签署多项经贸合作协议'). China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) provided a grant for the project, but the precise monetary value of its financial commitment is unknown. This official commitment fulfilled a pledge that the Chinese Government made at the Beijing Summit of the 3rd Forum of China-Africa Cooperation in November 2006 (see 'Togo : début de la construction d'école avec l'aide chinoise').The project involved the construction of two primary schools: the Agou-Gadzapé Public Primary School within the prefecture of Agou (100 km northwest of Lomé) and another primary school within the prefecture of Blitta (see 'Togo : début de la construction d'école avec l'aide chinoise'). Each of these schools was designed to accommodate 300 students in 6 classrooms (see '援多两所农村小学对外移交'). The Agou-Gadzapé Public Primary School occupied an area of 1,048 m² and was designed with six classrooms, a library, and a small soccer field. It was also equipped with desks, chairs and other teaching materials. Fujian Construction Engineering Group Company and Beijing Construction Engineering Group Co., Ltd. (BCEG) were responsible for the construction of the schools (see '援多两所农村小学对外移交'). Construction of the Agou-Gadzapé Public Primary School began on July 18, 2008 and ended on December 28, 2008. Construction of the Blitta Primary School started on October 23, 2008 and ended on February 15, 2009. The handover ceremony for both schools was held on April 7, 2009 (see '援多两所农村小学对外移交'). The Chinese Ambassador to Togo Yang Min and Minister of Primary and Secondary Education and Literacy Sambiani Sankardja Lare presided over the handover ceremony.
The French project title is Projet de construction de l'Ecole d'Agou- Gadzapé or Projet de construction de l'Ecole d'Blitta. The Chinese project title is 农村小学 or 建两所农村小学.
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Receiving agencies [Type]
Government of Togo [Government Agency]
Implementing agencies [Type]
Beijing Construction Engineering Group Co., Ltd. (BCEG) [State-owned Company]; Fujian Construction Engineering Group Company [State-owned Company]