Chinese Government pledges USD $100 million loan for Coconut Community Development Project
Constant 2017 USD
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Funding agency [Type]
Unspecified Chinese Government Institution [Government Agency]
Agriculture, forestry, fishing (Code: 310)
In early March 2004, the China National Technical Import and Export Corp (CNTIC) and the Philippine Coconut Authority signed a MoU for a soft loan of USD $100 million, which would have the Chinese government to provide for a coconut community development project in Bicol, Luzon. The project was to include the development of 400,000 hectares of coconut land in Albay, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Masbate and Sorsogoon to facilitate the production of geotextile, coco peat and other high-value coconut products for commercial production and export to markets such as China. The loan accord allocated 40 million USD for farm inputs like fertilizers, 40 million USD for machineries and equipment for activated carbon and coco coir processing facilities, 15 million USD for developing hybrid seeds for coconut intercropping, and 5 million USD for technical services. Details of the loan and the current status of this project are unknown.
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Receiving agencies [Type]
Philippine Coconut Authority [Government Agency]
Implementing agencies [Type]
China National Technical Import and Export Corporation (CNTIC) [State-owned Company]