Chinese Government provides CFA 1 billion grant for 100 Water Wells Project
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Funding agency [Type]
China Ministry of Commerce [Government Agency]
Water supply and sanitation (Code: 140)
In 2012, China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) provided a grant worth 1 billion CFA francs ($2 million) to the Government of Benin for the 100 Water Wells Project (See: Bénin : la Chine finance le forage de 100 puits à grand diamètre financé). This project involved the construction of 100 water wells in 6 provinces (Atlantique, Borgou, Mono, Ouémé, Atakora and Alibori). The wells were designed to provide potable water to more than 200,000 people in 18 counties and 123 villages (See: 中国援贝宁100眼井项目移交仪式顺利举行).China Geo-Engineering Corporation was the contractor responsible for implementation (See: 贝宁总统视察我援贝100眼井项目). Construction began on 14 October, 2012, and Benin’s President Boni Yayi attended a formal groundbreaking ceremony for the project on 5 January, 2013 (See: 中国援贝宁100眼井项目移交仪式顺利举行). The project passed final inspection by MOFCOM and Benin’s Ministry of Energy and Water Resources of Benin on 14 December, 2013 (See: 中国援贝宁100眼井项目移交仪式顺利举行). It was officially completed and handed over to the Government of Benin on 8 January, 2014 (See: 驻贝宁大使陶卫光参加水井项目移交仪式). The Chinese Ambassador to Benin Tao Weiguang and the Minister of Energy and Water Conservancy of the Republic of Benin Kassar attended the handover ceremony.
The Chinese project title is 援助贝宁100眼井项目.
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Receiving agencies [Type]
Government of Benin [Government Agency]
Implementing agencies [Type]
China Geo-Engineering Corporation (CGC) [State-owned Company]