World Bank approves additional $63.75m in aid to help Jordan fight COVID-19

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AMMAN — The World Bank on Wednesday approved an additional $63.75 million in funding to support Jordan’s COVID-19 response program.اضافة اعلان

The additional funding aims to hasten Jordan’s vaccination drive and support the inoculation of 75 percent of Jordan’s population, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra. 

The funding includes a $50 million loan from the World Bank, granted for construction and building, $12.5 million in concessional financing from the Global Concessional Financing Facility Program, and a $1.25 million grant provided by the Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Trust Fund.

The Minister of International Planning and Cooperation Nasser Al-Shraideh said that the government appreciates the additional funding, which is part of a larger $1.1 billion financing package from the World Bank.

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