China Eximbank provides RMB 573 million government concessional loan for Dongmarkkhai Water Supply Expansion Project
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Funding agency [Type]
Export-Import Bank of China [State-owned Policy Bank]
Lao People's Democratic Republic
Water supply and sanitation (Code: 140)
On August 5, 2013, China Eximbank and the Government of Laos signed an RMB 573 million ($88 million) government concessional loan (GCL) agreement for the Dongmarkkhai Water Supply Expansion Project. The proceeds of the GCL were to be used by the borrower to finance a commercial (EPC) contract between the Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MPWT) of Laos and China Yunnan Construction Engineering Group Co., Ltd. The purpose of this project was to expand and reconstruct the Dongmarkkhai Water Supply System, which is located 10 km north of the capital city of Vientiane in the village of Dongmarkkhai (Dong Mark Khai, ດົງໝາກຄາຍ) within Xaythany District. The project involved 4 components: (1) New intake at Nam Gum River; (2) Raw water transmission pipelines (2 lines each 18.9 km, DN 1000, reinforced plastic mortar pipes (RPMP); (3) Water treatment plant with the capacity of 100,000 m3 /day; and (4) a clear water transmission pipelines (19.5 km, DN 1200 – DN 500, DCIP) 5) SCADA system. The raw water source is Nam Gum River. Raw water is pumped up to the water treatment plant through double raw water transmission pipes with a diameter of 1000 mm. The total length of each raw water transmission main is 18.8 km each, and the pipe materials are of DCIP for 8.6 km and Reinforced Plastic Mortar Pipe (RPMP) for 10.3 km. China Yunnan Construction Engineering Group Co., Ltd. was the EPC contractor responsible for implementation. Construction started on March 1, 2013 and ended on December 27, 2015.
This project is also known as Phase 2 of the Dongmarkkhai Water Supply Expansion Project, Dongmakkhay Water Supply Project, the East Mackay Water Treatment Plant Expansion Project, and the Dongmakkhay Water Supply System Expansion Project. The Chinese project title is 司老挝万象东马凯水处理厂改扩建项目 or 万象东马凯水处理厂改扩建工程项目 or 万象东马凯水处理厂改扩建. 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 Laos [Government Agency]
Implementing agencies [Type]
Export-Import Bank of China [State-owned Policy Bank]; Yunnan Construction Engineering Group Corporation (YNJG) [State-owned Company]