Jordan, Germany sign 50m euro loan agreement to build new schools

School schools
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AMMAN — Jordan and Germany have recently signed an agreement for a loan worth 50 million euros to finance the construction of new schools in Jordan. اضافة اعلان

The loan is intended to address the pressing need for educational facilities and to accommodate approximately 18,000 male and female students.

The newly signed agreement is expected to fund the construction of 20 new schools and the extension of 10 existing schools.

Furthermore, the German Reconstruction Bank will finance an additional 10 schools through the Regional Trust Fund for the Syrian Crisis (MADAD).

The agreement, signed by Zeina Toukan, the minister of Planning and International Cooperation, and Mark Schwiete, the German Development Bank (KfW) country director, marks the second phase of continuous German support for school construction.

The initial agreement, known as the "Support to the Education Sector in Jordan" program, was signed in December 2021.

Enhancing accessibility
The primary goal of the project is to enhance accessibility to primary and secondary education in Jordan. It encompasses the construction of new schools, expansion and equipping of existing schools, and the provision of additional classrooms in areas with high demand.

The project aims to ensure quality education that is comprehensive and child-friendly.

Responsibility for the project's implementation will be shared between the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Public Works and Housing.

Germany's support for Jordan's education system has already yielded significant results. Over the past years, Germany has contributed to the construction of 37 schools across Jordan, with an additional 17 schools currently under construction.

Germany's commitment to supporting Jordan's development and welfare is reflected in their position as the country's second-largest donor. Since 1960, Germany has provided grants and loans amounting to 2.7 billion euros, demonstrating their long-standing partnership and dedication to Jordan's progress.

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