Chinese Government provides grant for '24 de Setembro' National Stadium Rehabilitation Project
Funding agency [Type]
China Ministry of Commerce [Government Agency]
Other social infrastructure and services (Code: 160)
On June 20, 2011, the Chinese Government and the Government of Guinea-Bissau signed a grant agreement for the '24 de Setembro' National Stadium Rehabilitation Project (See: Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China). The monetary value of the grant commitment that supported this project is unknown (See: Igarape Institute). The purpose of the project was to rehabilitate the 24 de Setembro stadium, which is located 3.5 km southeast of the city of Bissau. It involved the installation of a video surveillance system, new chairs for the stands, a track, an electronic scoreboard, and a sprinkler system or the soccer field. The stadium, which can hold 15,000 spectators, was initially constructed in the 1980s with financial support from the Chinese Government. China Railway Engineering Consulting Group and Jiangdu Construction Corporation appear to have been the contractors responsible for the design and implementation of the rehabilitation project. On July 4, 2011, Chinese Ambassador to Guinea-Bissau Li Baojun and Guinea-Bissau’s Minister of Education signed the project design contract (See: The Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in the Republic of Guinea-Bissau; Agencia de Noticias da Guine). Project implementation started on November 20, 2011. Then, on February 29, 2012, a groundbreaking ceremony took place. The project was completed on January 20, 2013 and it was officially handed over to the Government of Guinea-Bissau on March 5, 2013 (See: Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China; Agencia de Noticias da Guine).
The Chinese project title is 援几内亚比绍9.24国家体育场维修项目 or 几内亚比绍9.24国家体育场维修项目. The Portuguese project title is Reabilitação do Estádio Nacional or Projecto de Reparação do Estádio Nacional '24 de Setembro'.
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Receiving agencies [Type]
Government of Guinea-Bissau [Government Agency]
Implementing agencies [Type]
China Jiangsu Construction Engineering Corporation [State-owned Company]; China Railway Engineering Design Consulting Group Co., Ltd (CEC) [State-owned Company]