Chinese Government provides CFA 1.7 billion of funding for Ministerial Block Restoration Project
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Funding agency [Type]
China Ministry of Commerce [Government Agency]
Government and civil society (Code: 150)
On 1 September 2008, the Chinesee Ambassador signed an exchange of letters for the Ministerial Block Restoration Project. The total project cost was CFA 1.7 billion. On that same day, government officials signed an RMB 400 million grant agreement (see ETCA #66188) and an RMB 2 million interest-free loan agreement (ETCA #70529). It's possible that one or both of these ETCAs financed this Ministerial Block Restoration Project but there is no evidence confirming whether this is actually the case. On December 6, 2011, the Chinese Government and the Government of Cote d'Ivoire celebrated the launch of the Ministerial Block (Bloc Ministériel) Restoration Project. This project involved renovations to the government building in Abidjan housing the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Justice. The renovation took place in 7,300 square meters of office space and involved technology and infrastructural upgrades. Jiangsu Provincial Construction Group (JPCEC) was the contractor responsible for implementation. The project passed final MOFCOM inspection on July 8, 2015 and it was officially completed and handed over to the Ivorian authorities on November 8, 2016.
1. This project is also known as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Office Building Maintenance Project. The Chinese project title is 援科特迪瓦外交部办公楼项目 or 援科特迪瓦外交部办公楼维修项目 or 外交部办公楼维修项目新增工程. 2. AidData does not yet know precisely how much funding was provided as a grant and how much was provided through an interest-free loan. This issue merits further investigation. 3. The flow_class field is set to ODA-Like because the project has development intent and grants and interest-free loans from MOFCOM always exceed the OECD concessionality threshold of 25%.
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Receiving agencies [Type]
Government of Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) [Government Agency]
Implementing agencies [Type]
Jiangsu Provincial Construction Group Co., Ltd.(JPC) [State-owned Company]