China Eximbank provides $16.7 million concessional loan for Lao Airlines Hangar and Maintenance Training Center Project
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Funding agency [Type]
Export-Import Bank of China [State-owned Policy Bank]
Lao People's Democratic Republic
Transport and storage (Code: 210)
In 2010, China Eximbank provided a $16.7 million concessional loan for the Lao Airlines Hangar and Maintenance Training Center Project. The project involved the construction of a hangar and maintenance training center at Wattay International Airport, which is located 3 km outside the city of Vientiane. The project covered an area of 36,400 square meters with a total construction area of about 15,000 square meters. It included the construction of a maintenance hangar, a training center, corridors, a parking lot, outdoor facilities, and landscaping. The project was designed to promote the development of aviation industries in Laos, and provide a solid foundation for its route expansion in developed countries. Xi’an Aircraft Industry (Group) Company Ltd. and Yunnan Construction Engineering Group Co., Ltd. were the contractors responsible for implementation. The project commenced on November 15, 2010 and then a formal groundbreaking ceremony took place on January 20, 2011. Project implementation ended on March 15, 2012. However, a project completion ceremony was not held until June 21, 2016.
This project is also known as the Lao Airlines State Enterprise (LASE) Hangar and Maintenance Training Center Project. The Chinese project title is 航机库及维修培训中心项目.The China Eximbank loan that supported this project is not included in the Overseas Development Finance Dataset that Boston University’s Global Development Policy Center published in December 2020. The precise loan commitment year is unknown. For the time being, AidData has coded it as the first year of project implementation (2010).
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Receiving agencies [Type]
Government of Laos [Government Agency]
Implementing agencies [Type]
Laos Aviation [State-owned Company]; Xi'an Aircraft Industrial Corporation [State-owned Company]; Yunnan Construction Engineering Group Corporation (YNJG) [State-owned Company]