China Eximbank provides $41.8 million preferential buyer's credit for National Road No. 57 (NR 57) Rehabilitation Project
Constant 2017 USD
Funding agency [Type]
Export-Import Bank of China [State-owned Policy Bank]
Transport and storage (Code: 210)
Export Buyer's Credit
On January 15, 2007, the Chinese Government pledged a $100 million preferential loan package to help the Government of Cambodia build its infrastructure, including both National Road No.10 (also known as National Road No. 57) from Battambang province to Pailin city and the Takhmao Bridge in Kandal province (see Project ID#35687). Then, on October 22, 2007, the Government of Cambodia approved a $41,880,000 preferential buyer’s credit (PBC) agreement from China Eximbank for the National Road No. 57 (NR 57) Rehabilitation Project. The PBC carried the following borrowing terms: 20-year maturity, 7-year grace period, and 2% interest rate. The proceeds of the PBC were to be used by the borrower to partially finance an EPC contract with China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC). The purpose of the project was to rehabilitate a 144 km segment along National Road No. 57 (NR 57) that connects Battambang with Pailin (at the Cambodia-Thailand Border). CRBC was the EPC contractor responsible for implementation. The project was supervised by Guangzhou Wanan Construction Supervision Company. Rehabilitation works commenced on March 26, 2008 and the road was officially put into use on March 13, 2012.
This project is also known as The Rehabilitation of National Road No. 57 Project, 144km, from Battambang to Pailin (Cambodia and Thailand Border) Project. The Chinese project title is 柬埔寨57号公路项目. The China Eximbank loan that supported this project is not included in the Overseas Development Finance Dataset that Boston University’s Global Development Policy Center published in December 2020.
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Receiving agencies [Type]
Government of Cambodia [Government Agency]
Implementing agencies [Type]
China Road & Bridge Corporation (CRBC) [State-owned Company]; Guangzhou Wanan Construction Supervision, Co. Ltd. [State-owned Company]