Chinese Government provides RMB 29.3 million interest-free loan for New Operation Theatre and Wards Block at Victoria Hospital Project (linked to #34155, #1325, #67620)
Constant 2017 USD
Funding agency [Type]
China Ministry of Commerce [Government Agency]
Health (Code: 120)
In July 2008, China’s Ministry of Commerce and the Government of Mauritius signed an RMB 29,310,000 loan agreement for the New Operation Theaters and Wards Block at Victoria Hospital Project. This loan carried the following terms: 20 year maturity, 10 year grace period, and 0% interest rate. It is repayable via annual installments between August 2018 and August 2028. #34156 captures the first loan agreement. Then, in December 2008, China’s Ministry of Commerce and the Government of Mauritius signed an RMB 40,000,000 loan agreement for the New Operation Theaters and Ward Blocks at Victoria Hospital Project. This loan carried the following terms: 20 year maturity, 10 year grace period, and 0% interest rate. It is repayable via annual installments between January 2019 and January 2029. #67620 captures the second loan agreement.In 2009, the Chinese Government also provided an RMB 32 million grant for the New Operation Theaters and Ward Blocks at Victoria Hospital Project. #34155 captures the grant agreement. China IPPR International Engineering Co., Ltd. was the contractor responsible for the design of the project. It signed a design contract with the Government of Mauritius on March 23, 2010. Nanjing Dadi Construction Group Co. Ltd. was the contractor responsible for the implementation of the project. This project involved the construction of a new operation theaters and ward blocks at Victoria Hospital in Candos within central Mauritius. More specifically, it involved the construction of an 8,600 square foot building that can accommodate six operation theaters, two recovery rooms (each with seven beds), one Intensive Care Unit (ICU) with eight beds, two female wards on the second floor, and two male wards on the third floor. The hospital has a total capacity of 120 beds. The project also involved the provision of furniture and medical equipment, including laryngoscope sets, electrical and orthopedic operating tables, ICU beds, and fowlers beds, and ambulances. It commenced on February 4, 2013 and was officially completed and handed over to the local authorities on December 4, 2015.
The Chinese project title is 维多利亚医院援建手术室和病房项目 or 维多利亚医院项目 or 毛里求斯维多利亚医院配建手术室和病房项目. Some sources indicate that the total cost of this project was Rs 600 million and that two-thirds of the cost (Rs 400 million or ~$10 million) was covered via Chinese Government interest-free loans while the other third (Rs 200 million or ~$5 million) was covered through a Chinese Government grant. In the database of Chinese loan commitments that it released in July 2020, SAIS-CARI identifies this project as being supported by two loans: a $6 million loan with a 17 year maturity, 7 year grace period, and 0% interest rate and a $4 million loan with a 16 year maturity, 6 year grace period, 0% interest rate. AidData relies on the face values of the loans (RMB 40,000,000 and RMB 29,310,000) and the borrowing terms (20 year maturity, 10 year grace period, and 0% interest rate for both loans) that are recorded by the Government of Mauritius.
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Receiving agencies [Type]
Government of Mauritius [Government Agency]
Implementing agencies [Type]
China IPPR International Engineering Co., Ltd. [State-owned Company]; Nanjing Dadi Construction Group Co., Ltd. [Private Sector]