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Jordan and EIB sign $59mln soft loan agreement to support health sector

[03-01-2021 03:11 PM]

Ammon News - Jordan on Sunday signed a soft loan agreement with the European Investment Bank (EIB), worth $59 million, to support the public health/healthcare sector’s response to the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic.

A statement by the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation said that the funding aims to contribute in confronting the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic by meeting the needs of the Ministry of Health at the current stage, in terms of purchasing vaccines, personal protective equipment, ambulances and equipment for the epidemiological investigation teams.

Minister of Planning Nasser Shraideh, who signed the agreement on behalf of the government, valued the EIB’s continuous support for Jordan as one of its development partners, by furnishing credit and conducting feasibility studies for different projects in various sectors.

The EIB’s officials stressed the importance of this funding to help strengthen the Kingdom’s health systems in order to respond to COVID-19.

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