Project ID: 30339

China Eximbank provides RMB 310 million government concessional loan for Zinder City Potable Water Supply Project (linked to #83, #31049)

Commitment amount

$ 50048347.31

Constant 2017 USD

Summary

Funding agency [Type]

Export-Import Bank of China [State-owned Policy Bank]

Recipient

Niger

Sector

Water supply and sanitation (Code: 140)

Flow type

Loan

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

2012

Implementation

2013

2013-03-31

Actual start

Completion

2015

2015-01-01

Planned

2015-03-05

Actual

Description

In November 2011, the Chinese Government and the Government of Niger signed a cooperation agreement to improve the drinking water supply in the city of Zinder. Then, on 19 December 2012, China Eximbank and the Government of Niger signed a RMB 310 million government concessional loan (GCL) agreement for the Zinder City Potable Water Supply Project (See: ALLOCUTION DE L'AMBASSADEUR DE CHINE, MONSIEUR SHI HU, A LA CEREMONIE D'INAUGURATION DU PROJET DE RENFORCEMENT DES CAPACITES DE LA PRODUCTION D'EAU POTABLE DE LA VILLE DE ZINDER and Prêt chinois de 21,7 milliards FCFA pour l’accès à l’eau potable au Niger). This loan carried the following terms: 20 year maturity and 5 year grace period (See: Chinese Loans to Africa Database). The interest rate is unknown.The purpose of this project was to increase potable water access for the residents of Zinder and its surroundings as well as the neighboring city of Mirriah. It involved the construction of water production facilities in Ganamaram (approximately 64 km north of Zinder), the construction of a 61 km water transport pipe, and the installation of 25 public standpipes and 2,000 public access water points (See: SIGNATURE D'ACCORD DE FINANCEMENT DU PROJET DE RENFORCEMENT DES CAPACITES DE LA PRODUCTION D'EAU POTABLE DE LA VILLE DE ZINDER : VERS UNE SOLUTION BEAUCOUP PLUS DURABLE DU PROBLEME DANS LA CAPITALE DU DAMAGARAM). It also involved a capacity-building component. The project sought to double water production capacity — from 10,000 m3 to 21,500 m3 (See: SIGNATURE D'ACCORD DE FINANCEMENT DU PROJET DE RENFORCEMENT DES CAPACITES DE LA PRODUCTION D'EAU POTABLE DE LA VILLE DE ZINDER : VERS UNE SOLUTION BEAUCOUP PLUS DURABLE DU PROBLEME DANS LA CAPITALE DU DAMAGARAM).China Geo-Engineering Corporation was the contractor responsible for implementation (See: Travaux d'Extension et de Renforcement des Systèmes d'Alimentation en Eau Potable de la Ville de Zinder). On 31 March, 2013, President Mahamadou Issoufou presided over the official launch of the project in Iyaka in the municipality of Oualelewa. The project was completed on 5 March, 2015 (See: The Emergency Section of Zinder Water Supply Project Began Operating in Niger ). A completion ceremony then took place on 27 January, 2016 (See: 驻尼日尔大使石虎与伊素福总统共同出席津德尔供水工程项目竣工仪式). The water supply facilities were put into use on 8 March, 2015 (See: The Emergency Section of Zinder Water Supply Project Began Operating in Niger ).This project builds upon an earlier Zinder Water Supply Project, which was funded by China’s Ministry of Commerce in 2002 (see linked Project ID#83).

Additional details

- This project is also known as the Zinder City Drinking Water Production Capacity Building Project and the Potable Water Project Near Zinder Project. - The French project title is Système d'alimentation en eau potable à Zinder or Projet de Renforcement des Capacités de la Production d'Eau Potable de la Ville de Zinder. - The Chinese project title is 尼日尔津德尔城市供水项目.- In the database of Chinese loan commitments that SAIS-CARI released in July 2020, it does not identify the borrowing terms of this loan. AidData relies on the borrowing terms (20 year maturity, 5 year grace period) that are reported by the Government of Niger.

Number of official sources

7

Number of unofficial sources

8

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Details

Cofinanced

No

Receiving agencies [Type]

Government of Niger [Government Agency]

Implementing agencies [Type]

China Geo-Engineering Corporation (CGC) [State-owned Company]; Government of Niger [Government Agency]

Loan type

Concessional

Maturity

20 years

Grace period

5 years

Gurarantee provided

No

Insurance provided

No