中国水利水电建设股份有限公司在加纳开采铝土矿项目计划在2020年启动

中国水利水电建设股份有限公司在加纳开采铝土矿项目计划在2020年启动

《加纳新闻网》（www.ghanaweb.com11月5日报道，加纳副总统办公室经济技术顾问阿罗罗博士（Dr Mutaka Alolo近日向加纳媒体透露，加纳政府2018年7月与中国水利水电建设股份有限公司达成的《基础设施换铝土矿资源协议》有望于2020年开始实施、落地。

2018年7月，加纳财政部长肯·奥弗伊-阿塔(Ken Ofori-Atta)宣布，将与中国水电集团有限公司(Sinohydro Group Limited)达成一项20亿美元的协议，中国政府将为该国基础设施项目的建设提供资金与技术支持。

他说，这项协议将采取互利共赢的原则。中国水电集团有限公司将投入20亿美元来进行基础设施建设，同时也将获得加纳的铝土矿资源开发权利。加纳将在未来三年内建立一座铝冶炼厂，并选择自己的合作伙伴来共同提炼铝土矿。

加纳政府认为这项协议符合政府的一项战略，即通过一种基于自然资源的新投资模式，弥合该国的基础设施的缓慢发展。根据《2015年非洲基础设施诊断报告》显示，未来10年，加纳每年需要15亿美元的基础设施建设的资金需求。然而，财政部长澄清，根据中国水电的协议，20亿美元的基础设施不会增加加纳的债务负担。

而根据加纳官方估计显示，加纳的铝土矿储量估计超过15亿吨。在此之外在Kyebi的Atiwa山脉范围内有约2亿吨铝土矿储量，在Nyinahin还有3.5亿吨储量，在Awaso有10亿吨的储量。而这些铝土矿储量的预估价值5549亿美元。

2018-07-24

日前，加纳政府已同意与中国水利水电集团达成价值20亿美元的协议。根据协议，中国水电集团将为加纳提供基础设施建设，诸如道路、桥梁等以换取加纳铝土矿开发权。

2018年83

【铝道网】2018年8月2日，据媒体报道，上周晚些时候，加纳议会通过了一项与中国水电公司合作的协议。

中国水利水电建设股份有限公司简介

《加纳新闻网》报道原文

Bauxite mining for Sinohydro deal to start in 2020

5 November 2019

A Technical and Economic Advisor at the Office of the Vice President, Dr Mutaka Alolo has revealed that the commercial mining of bauxite as part of the $2 billion Sinohydro deal will start next year. He said active work is being done by the government especially through the Ghana Integrated Aluminium Development Corporation (GIADEC) to secure appropriate investment that will help the country generate enough from the bauxite and pay back the loan secured from China’s Sinohydro. This announcement comes at a time when Some Civil Society Organizations have increased awareness on the need for the country to desist from mining bauxite in, particularly, the Atewa enclave which is one of the three areas earmarked to be exploited for the bauxite ore. But speaking on Point of View on Monday, Dr Alolo, said the government was holding consultative meetings with the various stakeholders to listen and address their respective concerns with regards to the planned bauxite mining. While stressing that plans had still not been concluded on the potential sources of revenue to pay back at least the first tranche of the$2 billion, Dr Alolo said some international companies have already put in bids to play a key role within the value chain of the project.

He, however, indicated that by the end of the first quarter of 2020, the government will be better placed in announcing definitely, from what sources it could raise revenue to pay back the loan.

“I can tell you that by January and February, we can have clear picture of all the lines of investment. This is like an international competition process that is going on. About 40 international companies have put in bids and have been shortlisted to 16. By the time the process is over, we will know whether we are having either two refineries or two smelters. There is a possibility that there will be another smelter in addition to VALCO so there will be another revenue source from that as well. And we also have the refinery that if it comes on stream, there will be a revenue source and we have the bauxite itself at the minimum if none of these accrues [anything],” he said.

There have been suggestions that the government may not be able to generate adequate returns from its investments with Chinese money to pay back the loan.

The African Centre for Energy Policy (ACEP) in a research paper last month cast doubts about the country’s ability to honour its commitments regarding the barter agreement with China if it relies solely on revenue from the proposed Integrated Aluminum Industry.

ACEP, after considering current benchmark values and the proposed plan of activity for the bauxite mining process said the repayment plan may not play out as the government expects.

But Dr Alolo indicated that the government was considering various streams of income within the value chain of bauxite mining including an operating bauxite refinery and smelting of the bauxite to generate enough revenues.

“We have different streams of income. If the refinery is not even in place, we have Valco and we have the mining. The mining can start in the next couple of months but it will definitely start next year, so as the refinery. We have these revenue streams coming from various sources and that is why we have structured the transaction in such a way that it will be done in phases,” he said.

Parliament in July 2017 approved the Master Support agreement between Ghana and Sinohydro Corporation Limited for the construction of priority infrastructure projects to be serviced with refined bauxite.

Some of such projects including the Tamale Interchange Project have already commenced.

The government is expected to repay the money at a 2.8% interest rate.