Project ID: 31287

Hanban funds the construction of Confucius Institute building at Suez Canal University (Linked to Project ID#65996)

Commitment amount

$ 654241.3074

Constant 2017 USD

Summary

Funding agency [Type]

Hanban (Confucius Institute Headquarters) [Government Agency]

Recipient

Egypt

Sector

Education (Code: 110)

Flow type

Grant

Concessional

Yes

Category

Intent

Representational (The next section lists the possible statuses.)

Commercial

Development

Representational

Mixed

Financial Flow Classification

OOF-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 year

2007

Implementation

2008

2007-03-01

Planned start

2008-04-01

Actual start

Completion

2008

2008-04-01

Actual

Geography

Description

In March 2007, a memorandum of understanding (MOU) was signed by Hanban and the Suez Canal University (SCU or جامعة قناة السويس) regarding the the construction of a Confucius Institute at SCU. The construction of the Confucius Institute was jointly undertaken by North China Electric Power University (NECPU) and SCU. In June 2007, an official agreement between Hanban, NECPU, and SCU, began the construction phase of the Confucius Institute at SCU. On July 31, 2007, a board of directors for the Confucius Institute at SCU was formed and groundbreaking took place the same month. On April 1, 2008, the Confucius Institute at SCU was completed and an official opening ceremony was organized. The institute is more than 1,200 square meters in size, includes four classrooms, three multimedia language labs, a reading room, a computer with 20 seats, a teacher’s office, a meeting room, and a conference hall that can accommodate over 200 people. Hanban equipped all of the institute's facilities, provided 8,000 books, and transferred $419,000 of cash assistance to cover the initial budget, the 2009 project budget, the 2010 project budget, a Great Wall Chinese Multimedia Lab project budget, and a book exhibition project budget. On April 1, 2009 the Confucius Institute held a one year anniversary celebration. Then, on June 14, 2009, He Guoqiang, of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of CPC presented equipment for “Chinese Cultural Experience Center'' to the Institute on behalf of the Chinese government. According to a China Daily article, the Institute holds classes for members of the China-Egypt Teda Suez Economic and Trade Cooperation Zone, the British University, and Helwan University. The institute is also known for helping Egyptian students find jobs with Chinese companies operating in Egypt, organizing Chinese proficiency tests, providing scholarships for study in China, promoting cultural exhibitions, facilitating cooperation between Chinese and Egyptian Museums, and holding cross-cultural trainings.

Number of official sources

2

Number of unofficial sources

3

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Details

Cofinanced

No

Receiving agencies [Type]

Confucius Institute at the Suez Canal University [Other]; Suez Canal University [Other]

Implementing agencies [Type]

North China Electric Power University [Other]