Chinese Government provides grant worth 5.43 million euros for Radio and Television Center Construction and Equipping Project
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Funding agency [Type]
China Ministry of Commerce [Government Agency]
Communications (Code: 220)
On or around the year 2000, the Chinese Government and the Government of Comoros signed a grant agreement for the Radio and Television Center Construction and Equipping Project. China’s Ministry of Commerce was the source of funding and it committed 5.43 million euros (or 2.675 billion Comorian francs) in total. The project involved the construction of a building for the National Broadcasting and Television Center — called l'Office de Radio et Télévision des Comores (ORTC) — in the town of Voidjou. It also involved the provision and installation of radio and TV broadcasting equipment. China Radio and TV International Architectural Design Co., Ltd. was the contractor responsible for project design and China Radio and Television International Economic and Technical Cooperation Corporation (CRTV or 中国广播电视国际经济技术合作总公司) was the contractor responsible for project implementation. A foundation laying ceremony took place on August 4, 1999. Then, on May 26, 2002, a friendship tree planting ceremony at the project site took place. The project passed final MOFCOM inspection on April 14, 2005. ORTC began broadcasting on the analogue terrestrial network on April 7, 2006 at 5PM. Then, on May 3, 2006, a formal ORTC inauguration ceremony took place.
The Chinese project title is 广播电视大楼 or 科摩罗国家广播电视台 or 援科摩罗国家广播电视中心 or 摩罗国家广播电视大楼 or 科摩罗广电中心大楼设计项目 or 援科摩罗广播电视中心项目 or 科摩罗国家电视中心 or 广电设备维修项目 or 科摩罗广电设备项目 or 援科摩罗广电设备项目. The French project title is l'Office de Radio et Télévision des Comores (ORTC) or Le bâtiment abritant la radio et télévision nationale or Construction du bâtiment abritant la radio et la télévision nationale et prise en charge de son équipement.
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Receiving agencies [Type]
Government of Comoros [Government Agency]
Implementing agencies [Type]
China Radio & TV Corp. for International Techno-Economic Coorperation (CRTV) [Government Agency]