Chinese Government provides RMB 100 million interest-free loan for Bangabandhu International Convention Centre Construction Project (Linked to Project ID #33940)
Constant 2017 USD
Funding agency [Type]
China Ministry of Commerce [Government Agency]
Other social infrastructure and services (Code: 160)
In 2000, the Government of Bangladesh and the Chinese Government signed an RMB 100 million interest-free loan agreement for the China-Bangladesh Friendship Conference Center Construction Project. The total cost of the project was 2 billion taka. According to the Bangladesh Economic Relations Division, the loan had a 0% interest rate, a 10-year grace period, and a 15-year maturity period.The multi-purpose conference center was designed by the Beijing Institute of Architectural Design and included a construction area of 19,926 square meters. Construction began in 2000 and was completed in July 2001. The project was formally handed over to the Government of Bangladesh on January 12, 2002. Then, in 2002, the Chinese Government converted a portion of the loan (RMB 11.099 million) for this project into a grant. The remaining RMB 88.901 million had been repaid as of 2017. The China-Bangladesh Friendship Conference Center was renamed Bangabandhu International Convention Centre (Bangla translation: বঙ্গবন্ধু আন্তর্জাতিক সম্মেলন কেন্দ্র) in 2009. This project captures the interest-free loan that supported the project; for the “grant” (debt forgiveness) that supported this project, see Project ID #33940.The Bangabandhu International Convention Centre is located in Dhaka on Begum Rokeya Ave. Its exact locational coordinates are available at https://www.google.com/maps/place/Bangabandhu+International+Conference+Centeremail@example.com,90.3793891,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x3755c75125f8e4f7:0xf7b9edc3b8747c3a!8m2!3d23.769209!4d90.3815778.
The Chinese Government pledged to renovate this convention center in July 2016.
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Receiving agencies [Type]
Government of Bangladesh [Government Agency]
Implementing agencies [Type]
Beijing Institute of Architectural Design (Group) Co., Ltd. (BIAD) [State-owned Company]; Government of Bangladesh [Government Agency]