Project ID: 234

Chinese Government provides RMB 345.9 million grant for China-Mali Friendship Bridge Construction Project

Commitment amount

$ 71007764.03

Constant 2017 USD

Summary

Funding agency [Type]

China Ministry of Commerce [Government Agency]

Recipient

Mali

Sector

Transport and storage (Code: 210)

Flow type

Grant

Concessional

Yes

Category

Intent

Development (The next section lists the possible statuses.)

Commercial

Development

Representational

Mixed

Financial Flow Classification

ODA-like (The next section lists the possible statuses.)

Official Development Assistance

Other Official Flows

Vague (Official Finance)

Flows categorized based on OECD-DAC guidelines

Project lifecycle

Status

Completion (The next section lists the possible statuses.)

Pledge

Commitment

Implementation

Completion

Suspended

Cancelled

Milestones

Commitment year

2007

Implementation

2009

2009-05-08

Actual start

Completion

2011

2011-09-22

Actual

Geography

Description

On August 1 and 8, 2007, the Chinese and Malian governments signed an exchange of notes in which the Chinese Government agreed to fund several foreign aid projects, including the China-Mali Friendship Bridge Construction Project in Bamako. This project involved the construction of a two-way, four-lane bridge over the Niger River in the city of Bamako that is 1626.5 meters long and 24 meters wide. It also involved the construction of two interchanges, one on each bank of the Niger River, the construction of a roadway on both sides of the bridge that is 667.681 meters in length; and the construction of an access road that is 1,621.726 meters in length. China’s Ministry of Commerce reportedly committed at least RMB 345.9 million of grant funding for this project. On November 14, 2008, China Ministry of Commerce announced that China Gezhouba Group Company Limited (CGGC) won the tender for the project. The foundation stone for the project was laid in February 13, 2009; however, 40 Chinese engineers and technical workers reportedly arrived in Bamako three months prior to the ceremony. The project officially commenced on May 8, 2009. Then, on September 22, 2011, President Amadou Toumani Toure inaugurated the China-Mali Friendship Bridge. The bridge reportedly accommodates a daily traffic volume of 100,000 vehicles.

Additional details

- This project is also known as the Third Bridge Construction Project. - The Chinese project title is 马里共和国巴马科第三大桥 or 援马里巴马科第三大桥项目. - The French project title is La construction du 3ème pont de Bamako or Pont de l'amitié sino-malienne. - One source suggests that China’s Ministry of Commerce provided RMB 400 million of grant funding for this project. AidData relies on the more conservative estimate of RMB 345.9 million.”

Number of official sources

26

Number of unofficial sources

7

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Details

Cofinanced

No

Receiving agencies [Type]

Government of Mali [Government Agency]

Implementing agencies [Type]

China Gezhouba Group Company Ltd. (CGGC) [State-owned Company]; Government of Mali [Government Agency]