Project ID: 875

Chinese Government provides $3.7 million grant for National People's Palace Construction Project

Commitment amount

$ 8120633.368

Constant 2017 USD

Summary

Funding agency [Type]

Unspecified Chinese Government Institution [Government Agency]

Recipient

Guinea-Bissau

Sector

Government and civil society (Code: 150)

Flow type

Grant

Concessional

Yes

Category

Intent

Development (The next section lists the possible statuses.)

Commercial

Development

Representational

Mixed

Financial Flow Classification

ODA-like (The next section lists the possible statuses.)

Official Development Assistance

Other Official Flows

Vague (Official Finance)

Flows categorized based on OECD-DAC guidelines

Project lifecycle

Status

Completion (The next section lists the possible statuses.)

Pledge

Commitment

Implementation

Completion

Suspended

Cancelled

Milestones

Commitment year

2002

Implementation

2003

2003-07-09

Planned start

2003-11-27

Actual start

Completion

2005

2004-12-31

Planned

2005-03-22

Actual

Description

According to Guinea-Bissau’s Popular National Assembly, the Government of Guinea-Bissau entered into negotiations with the Chinese Government to build a headquarters for its Popular National Assembly in 2000 (see Popular National Assembly; Macau Hub). On February 8, 2002, the two governments signed an exchange of letters regarding the National People's Palace Construction Project. According to email correspondence between AidData’s Executive Director and the Director General of the Office of the Secretary of State for Planning and Regional Integration in Guinea-Bissau, the monetary value of the Chinese Government grant commitment for this project was $3,743,150 (See: Financiamento Chines). The project involved the construction of a four-story building covered 6,316 sq. meters in the city of Bissau. Jiangsu Provincial Construction Group was the contractor responsible for implementation (See: Jiangsu Provincial Construction Group Co., Ltd.). The design of the building was completed in 2002. Then, on July 9, 2003, a construction contract for the project was signed (See: Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China). Pre-construction preparations took place during the same month. Then, on November 27, 2003, a foundation laying ceremony was held. Guinea-Bissau's President Henrique Rosa and the Chinese ambassador to Guinea-Bissau, Gao Kexiang, jointly laid the foundation. Construction was expected to begin by the end of 2003 and reach completion by the end of 2004 (See: Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China). On March 23, 2005, the People's Palace was officially completed and handed over to Government of Guinea-Bissau (See: Xinhua's China Economic Information Service). Guinea Bissau's President Henrique Rosa, Prime Minister Carols Gomes, and more than 500 people from the government and the army attended the handover ceremony. Construction took a year to be completed (See: Xinhua's China Economic Information Service).

Additional details

This project is also known as the Palacio Colinas de Boé Construction Project Palacio Colinas de Boé is the headquarters for Guinea-Bissau's National People's Assembly. The Portuguese project title is Edifício da Assembleia Nacional Popular. The Chinese project title is 援几内亚比绍共和国议会宫 or 我援几内亚比绍人民宫项目 or 援几内亚比绍人民宫.

Number of official sources

10

Number of unofficial sources

12

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Details

Cofinanced

No

Receiving agencies [Type]

Government of Guinea-Bissau [Government Agency]

Implementing agencies [Type]

Jiangsu Provincial Construction Group Co., Ltd.(JPC) [State-owned Company]