China Eximbank provides 219 million RMB government concessional loan for Kigali Municipal Road Reconstruction Project (Linked to #52329)
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Funding agency [Type]
Export-Import Bank of China [State-owned Policy Bank]
Transport and storage (Code: 210)
On 24 October 2008, the Chinese Ambassador and Rwanda Minister of Finance signed a loan framework agreement for the Kigali Municipal Road Reconstruction Project. Then, on 27 March 2009, China Eximbank and the Rwanda Minister of Finance signed the final government concessional loan agreement (GCL) worth 219 million RMB for this road project. The loan terms are as follows: 20-year maturity, 6-year grace period, 2% interest rate, 1% management fee, and 0.3% commitment fee. It was ratified by the Rwanda legislature on 30 June 2009.This project involved the rehabilitation of nine roads in the city of Kigali with a total length of 36 kilometers. The contractor responsible for project implementation is China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC). The start of construction was delayed due to issues with land appropriation but construction had begun by September 2010. The project was ultimately completed in October 2011. Years later, China Eximbank provided an additional 488 million RMB loan for expanding 54 km of Kigali roads (see Project #52329).
Chinese project title: 基加利市政道路改造项目 or 基加利市政36公里道路项目 or 基加利市政道路改升级造项目. The French project title is le projet de reconstruction des voiries de la Ville de Kigali. This project is also called the Kigali Urban Roads Upgrading Project or Kigali Urban Road Network or Kigali Urban Road Rehabilitation Project.
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Receiving agencies [Type]
Rwanda Ministry of Finance [Government Agency]
Implementing agencies [Type]
China Road & Bridge Corporation (CRBC) [State-owned Company]