China Eximbank provides $71.5 million preferential buyer’s credit for National Road No. 8 (NR 8) Rehabilitation Project (Ksach Kandal to Vietnam Border Section) (linked to #32113, #32195)
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Funding agency [Type]
Export-Import Bank of China [State-owned Policy Bank]
Transport and storage (Code: 210)
Export Buyer's Credit
On February 22, 2007, China Eximbank and the Government of Cambodia signed a $71,512,717 preferential buyer’s credit (PBC) agreement for the National Road No. 8 (NR 8) Rehabilitation Project (Ksach Kandal to Vietnam Border Section). The borrowing terms of the PBC were as follows: 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 Shanghai Construction Group (SCG).The purpose of the project was to rehabilitate a 109 km segment of National Road No. 8 (NR 8) between Ksach Kandal and the country’s eastern border with the Vietnam Border. The starting point of this road is the Mekong River Bridge in Gala Province and the ending point is the eastern Cambodia-Vietnam border. The geographical distribution of National Road No. 8 is as follows: 45% in Kandal Province, 10% in Kampong Cham Province, and 45% in Prey Veng Province. The ultimate purpose of the project was to increase the well-being of the residents of Ksach Kandal, Kom Jai Mear, and Svay Ontour districts. They previously had to rely on the ferry or boats from Prek Tamak's port to travel to Phnom Penh and other places in the central and eastern parts of the country.SCG was the EPC contractor responsible for implementation. The project was supervised by Guangzhou Wanan Construction Supervision Company. A groundbreaking ceremony was held on March 15, 2007 and the originally anticipated duration of the construction period was 40 months. On November 22, 2012, a road opening ceremony was held for NR 8, Road No. 8-1, and No. 8-2 (see '我优买资金支持的柬埔寨8号公路及其支线正式通车'). Road No. 8-1 and No. 8-2 were supported by a separate China Eximbank preferential buyer's credit (see linked Project ID#32195).On January 22, 2007, China Eximbank committed to providing a $207 million loan package for the “two bridges and two roads” project (involving Prek Tamaek Bridge, Prek Kdam Bridge, National Road No. 6, and National Road No. 8; see linked umbrella Project ID#32113). This project is a partial fulfillment of that commitment.
The Chinese project title is 柬埔寨8号公路及其支线.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]
Government of Cambodia [Government Agency]; Guangzhou Wanan Construction Supervision, Co. Ltd. [State-owned Company]; Shanghai Construction Group General Co. [State-owned Company]