Project ID: 30971

Chinese Government provides IT equipment worth $76,000 to Freedom Experimental School

Commitment amount

$ 99082.34108

Constant 2017 USD

Summary

Funding agency [Type]

Unspecified Chinese Government Institution [Government Agency]

Recipient

Egypt

Sector

Education (Code: 110)

Flow type

Grant

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

Estimated.

2009

Implementation

2010

2010-06-01

Actual start

Completion

2010

2010-06-30

Actual

Geography

Description

On November 11, 2006, the Chinese Government and the Government of Egypt signed an Economic and Technical Cooperation Agreement (ETCA), which committed RMB 50 million for the Fishery and Aquaculture Center Construction Project and the Freedom Experimental School Construction Project (see Project ID#58829). China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) subsequently approved an RMB 30 million ($5 million) grant (captured in Project ID#30970) for the Freedom Experimental School Construction Project and drew the grant proceeds in part from the November 11, 2006 ETCA. This project involved the construction of a school in the town of Shebeen El-Kom (Shibin El Kom or شبين الكوم), which is the capital of the Menofia Governorate in northern Egypt. The school has 50 classrooms and provides Chinese language and culture courses for students from kindergarten through high school. A design contract was issued on August 27, 2008. Then, on February 26, 2009, a construction contract was issued to China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC). Construction began in April 2009 and the project was officially completed and handed over to the local authorities in June 2010. The school became fully operational in 2013 with the capacity to accommodate 1500 students. Between 2009 and 2013, the Chinese Government also provided support for the maintenance of the school by granting $76,000 worth of IT equipment, including interactive smart boards, laptops, iPads, and electronic books (captured in Project #30971)

Additional details

The Chinese project title is 援埃及农村学校 or 我援埃农村学校项目. The Arabic project title is المدرسة الصيني بكفر المصيلحة. The establishment of this school followed the third FOCAC Summit in Beijing in 2006 as one of the 'Eight Measures' for Sino-African relations presented by President Hu Jintao. The school is located in the birthplace (hometown) of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.

Number of official sources

7

Number of unofficial sources

7

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Details

Cofinanced

No

Receiving agencies [Type]

Government of Egypt [Government Agency]