From 2000 to 2012, there are approximately 20 Chinese official development finance projects identified in Mali through various media reports. These projects range from loans worth of 75 billion CFA francs ($154 million) on preferential rates from China to build the Bamako-Segou highway in 2010, to a $51.5 million grant to construct the 'Third Bridge' for Mali in Bamako in 2007.
^Austin Strange, Bradley C. Parks, Michael J. Tierney, Andreas Fuchs, Axel Dreher, and Vijaya Ramachandran. 2013. China’s Development Finance to Africa: A Media-Based Approach to Data Collection. CGD Working Paper 323. Washington DC: Center for Global Development.http://china.aiddata.org