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Foreign aid pledged to Jordan totals $1.458bln since year's start
Amman, Oct. 31 (Petra) -- The total value of financial assistance (grants and soft loans) donors pledged to Jordan since the beginning of 2016 has reached $1.458 billion, according to data released by the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation.

According to the figures, the Kuwaiti Fund for Arab Economic Development pledged $40 million to provide financing to the Jordan Response Plan (2016-2018) for road construction and equipping healthcare centers and support municipalities and the health and education sectors.

Canada pledged $38.2 million to support sustainable development through renewable energy and enterprise development in the Jordan Valley in addition to financing women empowerment projects among others.

The USAID provided $470 million in the form of cash transfer grant and another $316.8 million to support economic development and democracy and improve life quality.

Japan pledged an amount of $16.4 million to supply equipment and machinery to the Water Authority of and the Ministry of Municipal Affairs to be used in Syrian refugee-host communities. Tokyo has also pledged another $9.3 million to enhance border security.

Germany has provided, through the German Reconstruction Bank (KfW), an amount of $8.6 million for irrigation projects in the Jordan Valley and another $22.3 million to finance teachers’ salaries in support of the accelerating access for Syrian refugee children to formal education. It also extended $11.2 million for employment-intensive infrastructure investment.

The German GIZ also pledged $13.4 for a waste-to-positive-energy project. Other pledges were made by France and the UNDP.

//Petra// AA
31/10/2016 - 10:01:07 PM

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