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TheWorld Bank on 6 May announced the 20-month debarment of China-based Liaoning-EFACEC Electrical Equipment Company Limited (LEEEC) in connection with fraudulent practices as part of the Lusaka Transmission and Distribution Rehabilitation Project. The announcement came a week after the African Development Bank (AfDB) announced a similar move against Sinotec Company. The World Bank said LEEEC had failed to disclose a conflict of interest and misrepresented its past experience to meet the requirements of a contract under the project.