Chinese Government provides $19.7 million loan for 220kv Garissa-Wajir Transmission Line Project (linked to #31086)
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Funding agency [Type]
Unspecified Chinese Government Institution [Government Agency]
Energy (Code: 230)
On June 5, 2012, the Chinese Government provided a $19,734,400 loan for the 220kv Garissa-Wajir Transmission Line Project. This project involved the construction of a transmission line from Garissa to Wajir, and the construction of a 392 km 132kV single circuit line and sub-station in Wajir. On December 12, 2012, the China Construction Civil Engineering Limited (CCCE) and Kenya's Ministry of Energy, signed a contract approving the Kenyan Power Transmission Improvement Project [肯尼亚输变电改善工程合同 （220KV输电线路及变电站，132KV输电线路及变电站)] at a value of RMB 623,744,542.66. CCCE and China National Machinery Import and Export Corporation are the contractors. They worked under the supervision of Kenya Electricity Transmission Company Limited (KETRACO). This project is scheduled to be finished on June 30, 2016.
The Nyahururu (Rumuruti)–Maralal 132 kV Transmission Line and Sub-station Project (ID#31086) and the 220kv Garissa-Wajir Transmission Line Project are part of a larger Kenya Power Transmission Improvement Project (contract value of RMB 623,744,542.66). CCC Engineering Limited (CCCE) claims that the larger Kenya Power Transmission Improvement Project (Chinese name: 肯尼亚输变电改造项目正) is supported by a 'Chinese government preferential loan', so it is possible that the Nyahururu (Rumuruti)–Maralal 132 kV Transmission Line and Sub-station Project and the 220kv Garissa-Wajir Transmission Line Project are supported through a single Chinese Government loan. For the time being, we record these projects as being funded through two separate loans.
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Receiving agencies [Type]
Government of Kenya [Government Agency]
Implementing agencies [Type]
China Construction Civil Engineering Limited [State-owned Company]; China National Machinery Import & Export Corporation (CMC) [State-owned Company]; Kenya Electricity Transmission Company Limited (KETRACO) [State-owned Company]; Kenyan Ministry of Energy [Government Agency]