China Eximbank provides RMB 310 million government concessional loan for Zinder City Potable Water Supply Project (linked to #83, #31049)
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Funding agency [Type]
Export-Import Bank of China [State-owned Policy Bank]
Water supply and sanitation (Code: 140)
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).
- 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.
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Receiving agencies [Type]
Government of Niger [Government Agency]
Implementing agencies [Type]
China Geo-Engineering Corporation (CGC) [State-owned Company]; Government of Niger [Government Agency]