Poly Technologies Inc. provides $12 million USD supplier's credit for Ruffa Bridge Construction Project
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Funding agency [Type]
Poly Technologies [State-owned Company]
Transport and storage (Code: 210)
Supplier's Credit/Export Seller's Credit
On 4 August 2004, Poly Technologies Inc. (保利集团) provided a $12 million USD supplier's credit to the Government of Sudan for the Ruffa Bridge Construction Project (See: External Debts, Growth and Peace in the Sudan Some Serious Challenges Facing the Country in the Post-Conflict Era p. 50). The loan terms are unknown. From this loan, $3 million USD was disbursed in 2007 and 7.4 million USD was disbursed in 2008. The World Bank identifies the total project cost to be $23 million USD.This project involved the construction of a bridge that it 394 meters long and 11 meters wide. The bridge is located 130 kilometers south of Khartoum in Gezira (Al Jazirah) State. It crosses the Blue Nile River and connects the cities of Ruffa (رفاعة) and Al Hasahisa. Poly Technologies Inc. and China Railway 18th Bureau Group Co. Ltd. were the contractors responsible for implementation. The project officially commenced on 22 March 2007, and it was originally expected to be complete by 22 March, 2009. A completion ceremony for this project took place on 26 May 2009.
This project is also known as the Rufaa Bridge Construction Project, Roufa'a Bridge Construction Project, the Lufa Bridge Construction Project, and the Friendship Bridge Construction Project. The Chinese project title is 鲁法大桥项目 or 苏丹鲁法大桥项目 (See: 苏丹第一长桥杜维姆大桥通车).SAIS-CARI identifies the lender as the Chinese Government; however, AidData relies on the identity of the lender (Poly Technologies Inc.) reported by the Government of Sudan’s Ministry of Finance and National Economy (MOFNE).
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Receiving agencies [Type]
Government of Sudan [Government Agency]
Implementing agencies [Type]
China Railway 18th Bureau Group Co. Ltd. [State-owned Company]; Poly Technologies [State-owned Company]