Chinese Government provides RMB 10 million grant for Serowe and Maun Primary School Construction Project
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Funding agency [Type]
Unspecified Chinese Government Institution [Government Agency]
Education (Code: 110)
On December 3, 2007, the Chinese Government and the Government of Botswana signed an RMB 10 million RMB grant agreement for the Serowe and Maun Primary School Construction Project. China’s Ambassador to Botswana Ding Xiaowen and Botswana’s Finance Minister Baledzi Gaolathe signed the agreement on behalf of their respective governments. Then, on February 11, 2008 and February 13, 2008, the Chinese Government and the Government of Botswana signed an exchange of notes regarding the project. The proceeds from the RMB 10 million grant were earmarked for the construction of two primary schools: Dinokwane Primary School in the town of Serowe within Botswana's Central District and Kubung Primary School in the town of Maun within Botswana’s Ngamiland District. Each school was to include classroom blocks, library, kitchen, staff offices and outdoor sport facilities. Qingjian Group (Qingdao Construction Group) was the contractor responsible for implementation. It signed a construction contract on October 29, 2008. Construction itself began on May 30, 2008, and ended on June 3, 2009 after passing an inspection test. An official handover ceremony for the schools was then held on September 25, 2009.
The Chinese project title is 马翁农村学校 or 博茨瓦纳2所农村学校项目 or 博茨瓦纳两所农村学校项目.
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Receiving agencies [Type]
Government of Botswana [Government Agency]
Implementing agencies [Type]
Qingdao Construction Group Ltd. [Private Sector]