China Eximbank provides $334.7 million for Agricultural Machinery Acquisition Project (linked to #63444)
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Funding agency [Type]
Export-Import Bank of China [State-owned Policy Bank]
Agriculture, forestry, fishing (Code: 310)
Export Buyer's Credit
On 21 March, 2011, China Eximbank and the Government of Zimbabwe signed a $334.7 million buyer’s credit loan (BCL) agreement for the Agricultural Machinery Acquisition Project (See: 2019_Blue_Book_Combined (1)). The loan was signed in the presence of the Finance Minister of Zimbabwe, Tendai Biti, the President of the Export-Import Bank of China, Li Riougu, the Zimbabwean Vice President, Joice Mujuru, and the Vice Premier of China, Wang Qishan. It was also ratified by Zimbabwe’s Parliament. It carries the following terms: 11 year maturity, 4 year grace period, an interest rate of 3.507% (calculated by adding the 6-month LIBOR for March 2011, .507, plus a 3% margin: 0.507 + 3= 3.507%), a 0.375% management fee, and a 0.375% commitment fee (See: Zimbabwe 2011 ARTICLE IV CONSULTATION). The purpose of this project was to facilitate for the acquisition of tractors and other agricultural machinery.As of May 2020, this loan had not yet been disbursed due to the fact that the Government of Zimbabwe did not meet a key condition of the loan agreement: the provision of a 10% down payment. As such, this loan appears to be inactive or in state of suspension. Zimbabwe’s Ministry of Finance and Economic Development did not identify this loan as an outstanding obligation in its 2019 Blue Book Estimates of Revenue and Expenditure.This project was financed as part of larger $566 million USD umbrella agreement, which is captured in the linked project #63444.
AidData has status-coded this project as ‘Suspended’ for the time being.
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Receiving agencies [Type]
Government of Zimbabwe [Government Agency]