Project ID: 33812

Chinese Government provides RMB 200 million interest-free loan β€” via ETCA β€” for unspecified purposes (Linked to Project ID#33811)

Commitment amount

$ 31605509.54

Constant 2017 USD

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Umbrella project

This project is classified as an "umbrella" project, and is connected to related projects.

Summary

Funding agency [Type]

China Ministry of Commerce [Government Agency]

Recipient

Lao People's Democratic Republic

Sector

Unallocated/unspecified (Code: 998)

Flow type

Loan

Concessional

Yes

Category

Intent

Development (The next section lists the possible statuses.)

Commercial

Development

Representational

Mixed

Financial Flow Classification

ODA-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

Pipeline: Commitment (The next section lists the possible statuses.)

Pledge

Commitment

Implementation

Completion

Suspended

Cancelled

Milestones

Commitment year

2013

Description

In September 2013, China agreed to grant Laos 300 million RMB ($49 million) and provide a 200 million RMB ($32.6 million) interest-free loan, according to news reports ('China gives Laos $81m in aid, loans'). The agreement was signed by Lao Prime Minister Thongsing Thamavong and his Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang. This project captures the 200 million RMB interest-free loan. This project is linked to #33811, the RMB 300 million grant.It is likely that this interest-free loan and the grant captured in #33811 are part of an economic and technical cooperation agreement, but no official source confirms this information.

Additional details

Since loan terms for the interest-free loan are unavailable, AidData has set maturity period to 20 years by default and grace period to 10 years by default per China's Foreign Assistance White Paper (http://www.cidca.gov.cn/2018-08/06/c_129925064_3.htm) which states that the maturity period of interest-free loans is 20 years, with a drawdown period of 5 years, grace period of 5 years, and repayment over 10 years. AidData treats the drawdown period as providing 5 years of additional grace.

Number of official sources

0

Number of unofficial sources

4

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Details

Cofinanced

No

Receiving agencies [Type]

Government of Laos [Government Agency]

Implementing agencies [Type]

Government of Laos [Government Agency]

Loan type

Interest-Free

Maturity

20 years

Interest rate

0.0%

Grace period

10 years

Grant element

75.05159755%

Gurarantee provided

No

Insurance provided

No