Chinese Government provides $5.4 million grant for Joaquim Chissano International Conference Center Construction Project
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Funding agency [Type]
China Ministry of Commerce [Government Agency]
Government and civil society (Code: 150)
In 2002, the Chinese Government provided a grant to the Government of Mozambique for the Joaquim Chissano International Conference Center Construction Project. The total cost of the project was $11.8 million. The Chinese Government provided $5.4 million of grant funding and the remaining $6.4 million dollars was reportedly funded by the Government of Mozambique. The project involved the construction of an international conference center in the capital city of Maputo with a main auditorium that has a seating capacity for 746 people and three large meeting rooms (two of which can hold 162 people, and one of which can hold 76 people). The conference center also contains 11 offices, a cafeteria, and a banquet hall. The conference center sits on a 12 hectare plot of land and it includes a car park for 500 vehicles, a press center, a health clinic, and banks. Anhui Foreign Economic Construction Corporation (AFECC) was the contractor responsible for implementation. Construction began on or around April 1, 2002, and the conference center took approximately 14 months to build. On June 25, 2003, the President of Mozambique Joaquim Chissano inaugurated the Joaquim Chissano International Conference Center in Maputo.
The Chinese project title is is 希萨诺国际会议中心 or 希萨诺国际会议中心 or 援莫国际会议中心举 or 对援莫桑比克会议中心项目. One source (AFRODAD’s “Mapping Chinese Development Assistance in Africa” publication) suggests that this project was supported by a $3.9 loan.
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Receiving agencies [Type]
Government of Mozambique [Government Agency]
Implementing agencies [Type]
Anhui Foreign Economic Construction Group Co., Ltd. (AFECC) [Private Sector]