Project ID: 34852

China Eximbank provides $60 million buyer’s credit loan for Angolan Public Television (TPV) Center Construction and Equipping Project (linked to #42029)

Commitment amount

$ 113417085.6

Constant 2017 USD

Summary

Funding agency [Type]

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

Recipient

Angola

Sector

Communications (Code: 220)

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

2006-04-06

Actual start

Completion

2008

2008-09-02

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 $60,214,680.00 subsidiary buyer’s credit loan agreement for the Angolan Public Television (TPV) Center Construction and Equipping Project {See: UNCOVERING AGENCY: ANGOLA’S MANAGEMENT OF RELATIONS WITH CHINA, p. 282). The proceeds of this loan were used to partially finance a $66,905,200.00 commercial contract with CEIEC, which was signed on 9 March, 2005 (See: UNCOVERING AGENCY: ANGOLA’S MANAGEMENT OF RELATIONS WITH CHINA, p. 282).The purpose of this project, which employed 120 Angolan workers and 280 Chinese workers, was the construction and equipping of a production center at Televisao Publica de Angola (TPA) — an Angolan state-owned television station — in Camama within Kilamba-Kiaxi district and Luanda Province. It involved the construction of an administrative building, two 400 square meters studio buildings, two 800 square meter studio buildings, a power supply building, a restaurant, etc. These buildings are ring-shaped, with a small square with a water reflecting surface (mirror) in the middle, which is not only the center of all buildings, but also a place for social activities and certain ceremonies, and is a supplement to studio program production. This project occupies an area of ​​200,000 square meters, including a building area of ​​14,100 square meters, including the mentioned buildings, roads and 4 gardens (See: 安哥拉电视制作中心落成 and 安哥拉国家电视台项目).The contract supporting the project went into effect on 18 November, 2005 and the estimated project handover date was 7 December, 2007. The project commenced on 6 April, 2006 (See: 中国公司承建的安哥拉电视制作中心工程奠基) and was completed on 2 September, 2008 (See: 安哥拉电视制作中心落成).

Additional details

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

8

Number of unofficial sources

4

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Details

Cofinanced

No

Receiving agencies [Type]

Government of Angola [Government Agency]

Implementing agencies [Type]

China National Electronics Import & Export Corporation (CEIEC) [State-owned Company]; Government of Angola [Government Agency]

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).