Chinese Government provides grant for Malabo Ministry of Foreign Affairs Office Building Construction Project
Funding agency [Type]
China Ministry of Commerce [Government Agency]
Government and civil society (Code: 150)
On December 16, 2010, the Chinese Government and the Government of Equatorial Guinea signed an agreement for the construction of the Malabo Office Building of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Project. China’s Ministry of Commerce provided grant funding for this project. However, the face value of the grant is unknown. The project involved the construction of a Ministry of Foreign Affairs office building in the city of Malabo. The building is five stories high, and it occupies an area of 12,483 square meters. It consists of a main building, electrical equipment room, water pump room, guard room, fence and outdoor roads. CITIC General Institute of Architectural Design and Research Co., Ltd. (formerly known as Wuhan Architectural Design Institute or 国武汉市建筑设计院) was the contractor responsible for project design. Huashan International Engineering Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Shanxi Construction Engineering Group (also known as Top International Engineering Corporation or TIEC), the contractor responsible for project implementation. A construction contract was signed with Huashan International Engineering Co., Ltd. in September 2011. Then, on March 22, 2012, the project officially commenced. However, construction did not begin until April 1, 2012. Then, another (supplementary) construction contract was signed by the Government of Equatorial Guinea’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and TIEC on September 6. 2013. The project passed final inspection by the Chinese Government on December 30, 2014. It was officially completed and handed over to the Government of Equatorial Guinea on January 14, 2015.
1. The Chinese project title is 赤几外交部大楼项目 or 我援赤几外交部马拉博办公楼项目 or 赤道几内亚外交部马拉博办. The Spanish project title is El Proyecto del Edificio Oficial en Malabo del Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores de Guinea Ecuatorial. 2. In 2021, the Chinese Government financed and completed a Bata and Malabo Ministry of Foreign Affairs Office Building Maintenance Project. 3. The September 6, 2013 construction contract is known in Spanish as the ‘Contrato Para la Construcción en Malabo del Inmueble del Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores, Cooperación Internacional y Francofonía de la República de Guinea Ecuatorial Financiado por el Gobierno de la República Popular de China.’ It was signed by Sun Zhou of TIEC and Pastor MICHA ONDO BILE of Equatorial Guinea’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
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Direct receiving agencies [Type]
Government of Equatorial Guinea [Government Agency]
Implementing agencies [Type]
Huashan International Engineering Company [State-owned Company]
CITIC General Institute of Architectural Design and Research Co., Ltd. [Miscellaneous Agency Type]