Project ID: 34843

China Eximbank provides $43.254 million buyer’s credit loan for Lubango Regional Hospital Construction and Equipping Project (linked to #42029, #34030)

Commitment amount

$ 81471607.25

Constant 2017 USD

Summary

Funding agency [Type]

Export-Import Bank of China [State-owned Policy Bank]

Recipient

Angola

Sector

Health (Code: 120)

Flow type

Export Buyer's Credit

Concessional

Yes

Category

Intent

Mixed (The next section lists the possible statuses.)

Commercial

Development

Representational

Mixed

Financial Flow Classification

OOF-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

Completion (The next section lists the possible statuses.)

Pledge

Commitment

Implementation

Completion

Suspended

Cancelled

Milestones

Commitment year

2005

Implementation

2006

2006-05-17

Actual start

Completion

2008

2008-01-10

Planned

2008-06-30

Actual

Geography

Description

On 28 November, 2003, China and Angola signed a framework agreement pertaining to a special economic cooperation arrangement (Agreement name in Chinese: 中华人民共和国商务部与安哥拉共和国财政部关于两国经贸合作特殊安排的框架协议). Following the signing of the framework agreement, on 2 March, 2004, China Eximbank and the Government of Angola signed a $2 billion Master Loan Facility Agreement (MLFA). All of the subsidiary buyer’s credit loans approved through this MLFA carried the following terms: an interest rate of 3-month LIBOR (1.112% at the time that the MLFA was signed) plus a 1.5% margin- totaling 2.612%, a 22 year maturity period, and 5 year grace period (see linked Project ID#42029). According to the World Bank, this MLFA has a management commission fee of 0.3%, an installation commission fee of 1%; and an immobilization fee of 0.3% (See: Angola Public Expenditure Review (In Two Volumes) Volume II: Sectoral Review, p. 19).Sonangol provided a source of collateral for loans under the MLFA, and repayments were made with the proceeds of oil sales from Sonangol to UNIPEC (China international United Petroleum & Chemicals Co. Ltd, Sinopec group), which were deposited in an Angolan Ministry of Finance (MINFIN) account at China Eximbank (See: China’s Oil Diplomacy: Comparing Chinese Economic Statecraft in Angola and Brazil, p. 148). The volume of oil to be sold to UNIPEC each month for repayment of the loan varied according to market oil prices. Under the agreement, 70% of works have to be contracted with Chinese companies and the same proportion of construction material, equipment and labour has to be contracted in China (See: China’s Oil Diplomacy: Comparing Chinese Economic Statecraft in Angola and Brazil, p. 149).Then, in October 2005, China Eximbank and the Government of Angola signed a $43,254,389.19 subsidiary buyer’s credit loan agreement for the Lubango Regional Hospital Construction and Equipping Project (See: UNCOVERING AGENCY: ANGOLA’S MANAGEMENT OF RELATIONS WITH CHINA, p. 280). The proceeds of this loan were used to partially finance a $48,060,432.43 commercial contract between Sinohydro and Angola's Ministry of Health, which was signed on 25 October, 2005 (See: UNCOVERING AGENCY: ANGOLA’S MANAGEMENT OF RELATIONS WITH CHINA, p. 280). The purpose of this project, which employed 127 Angolan workers and 168 Chinese workers, was the construction and equipping of a regional hospital (with two buildings, one with seven floors and another with two floors) in the city of Lubango (known as António Agostinho Neto Hospital, Hospital Dr. Agostinho Neto, and Hospital Universitário do Lubango) (See: LINHA DE CRÉDITO COM O EXIM BANK DA CHINA RELATÓRIO DAS ACTIVIDADES DESENVOLVIDAS II TRIMESTRE DE 2007). Upon completion, it was expected that the hospital would benefit over three million inhabitants of Huíla province and others from the neighbouring provinces, namely Namibe, Cunene, Kuando Kubango, Benguela and Huambo.The contract supporting the project went into effect on 10 July, 2006; and the estimated project handover date was 10 January, 2008 (See: LINHA DE CRÉDITO COM O EXIM BANK DA CHINA RELATÓRIO DAS ACTIVIDADES DESENVOLVIDAS II TRIMESTRE DE 2007). The project officially commenced on 17 May, 2006 and ended on 30 June, 2008 (See: 中国水利水电集团承建的安哥拉两所医院顺利竣工). The hospital was officially inaugurated on 29 August, 2008 (See: Angola: President Dos Santos Inaugurates Lubango's Central Hospital).The Lubango Regional Hospital Construction and Equipping Project also received additional funding in September 2007 through a $500 million credit line extension from China Eximbank (see linked Project ID#34030).

Additional details

The Portuguese project title is Reabilitação e Apetrechamento do Hospital Regional do Lubango. The project is referred to as 卢班戈医院修复项目 in Chinese. The 2003 framework agreement (中华人民共和国商务部与安哥拉共和国财政部关于两国经贸合作特殊安排的框架协议) specified that Sinosure will be signing relevant agreements with the Government of Angola, although the nature of the agreements is unclear. AidData has coded Sinosure as an accountable agency and providing insurance to the loan facility.AidData considers this loan to be collateralized in a de facto sense. The cash deposited by the Angolan Ministry of Finance into a bank account controlled by China Eximbank is, for all intents and purposes, a source of collateral. This is true even if the lender does not have a formal security interest in the account.

Number of official sources

5

Number of unofficial sources

2

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Cofinanced

No

Receiving agencies [Type]

Government of Angola [Government Agency]

Implementing agencies [Type]

Angola Ministry of Health [Government Agency]; SinoHydro [State-owned Company]

Accountable agencies [Type]

Loan type

Concessional

Maturity

22 years

Interest rate

2.612%

Grace period

5 years

Management fee

0.3

Grant element

50.58856436%

Gurarantee provided

No

Insurance provided

Yes

Collateralized/securitized

Yes

Collateral

Sonangol provided a source of collateral for loans under the MLFA, and repayments were made with the proceeds of oil sales from Sonangol to UNIPEC (China international United Petroleum & Chemicals Co. Ltd, Sinopec group), which were deposited in an Angolan Ministry of Finance (MINFIN) account at China Eximbank (See: China’s Oil Diplomacy: Comparing Chinese Economic Statecraft in Angola and Brazil, p. 148). The volume of oil to be sold to UNIPEC each month for repayment of the loan varied according to market oil prices. Under the agreement, 70% of works have to be contracted with Chinese companies and the same proportion of construction material, equipment and labour has to be contracted in China (See: China’s Oil Diplomacy: Comparing Chinese Economic Statecraft in Angola and Brazil, p. 149).