Project ID: 34881

China Eximbank provides $83.909 million buyer’s credit loan for construction and equipping of technical institutes, administrative and management institutes, and secondary schools in Luanda, Bengo, Cabinda, Namibe, and Zaire Provinces (linked to #42029 and #85457)

Commitment amount

$ 147968269.5

Constant 2017 USD

Summary

Funding agency [Type]

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

Recipient

Angola

Sector

Education (Code: 110)

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

Implementation (The next section lists the possible statuses.)

Pledge

Commitment

Implementation

Completion

Suspended

Cancelled

Milestones

Commitment year

2006

Implementation

2007

2007-07-17

Planned start

2007-07-30

Actual start

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 July 2006, China Eximbank and the Government of Angola signed a $83,909,196.70 subsidiary buyer’s credit loan agreement for the construction and equipping of technical institutes, administrative and management institutes, and secondary schools in Luanda, Bengo, Cabinda, Namibe, and Zaire Provinces (See: UNCOVERING AGENCY: ANGOLA’S MANAGEMENT OF RELATIONS WITH CHINA, p. 283 and LINHA DE CRÉDITO COM O EXIMBANK DA CHINA RELATÓRIO DAS ACTIVIDADES DESENVOLVIDAS II TRIMESTRE DE 2008, p. 9). The proceeds of this loan were used to partially finance a $93,232,440.78 commercial contract with SINOMACH, which was signed on 27 July, 2006 (See: Obras do Governo - Educação and UNCOVERING AGENCY: ANGOLA’S MANAGEMENT OF RELATIONS WITH CHINA, p. 283 and LINHA DE CRÉDITO COM O EXIMBANK DA CHINA RELATÓRIO DAS ACTIVIDADES DESENVOLVIDAS II TRIMESTRE DE 2008, p. 9). In total, 863 Angolan works and 738 Chinese workers were employed to support the implementation of this project.The contract supporting this project went into effect on 17 July, 2007. About 84% of this project was complete as of June 2008 (See: LINHA DE CRÉDITO COM O EXIMBANK DA CHINA RELATÓRIO DAS ACTIVIDADES DESENVOLVIDAS II TRIMESTRE DE 2008, p. 14). Additional information about the implementation status of each technical institute, administrative and management institute, and school as of June 2008 can be found on pages 9-13 of ''LINHA DE CRÉDITO COM O EXIMBANK DA CHINA RELATÓRIO DAS ACTIVIDADES DESENVOLVIDAS II TRIMESTRE DE 2008''.The project constitutes Phase 2 of the commercial contract between Sinomach and the Ministry of Education in Angola to construct 28 schools (captured in #85457), which started on July 30, 2007 and was planned for completion in 13 months.

Additional details

The Portuguese project title is Construção e Apetrechamento de 4 Institutos Politécnicos em Luanda, Bengo, Cabinda e Namibe, de 5 Institutos de Administração e Gestão em Luanda (2), Benguela (1), Zaire (1) e Namibe (1) e de 6 Escolas Secundárias em Luanda (2), Benguela (2) e Namibe (2). The Chinese project title is 包括纳米贝理工学院、行政学院、中学,扎伊尔行政学院,卡宾达省理工学院.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

7

Number of unofficial sources

3

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Cofinanced

No

Receiving agencies [Type]

Government of Angola [Government Agency]

Implementing agencies [Type]

Angola Ministry of Education [Government Agency]; China National Machinery Industry Corporation (Sinomach) [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).