Jordan received $1.5b in contracted aid since start of year — Shraideh

Nasser Shraideh
Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Nasser Al-Shraideh. (Photo: Jordan News)
AMMAN — Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Nasser Al-Shraideh said Wednesday that Jordan had received $1.5b in contracted foreign aid in the first half of 2022 in the form of grants and soft loans, adding that aid has reached a “comfortable level”, according to Al-Mamlaka TV.اضافة اعلان

He said aid funds are allocated to support the budget, the employment sectors, social protection, industry, and infrastructure, which includes the construction and maintenance of roads, bridges, schools, and water and sanitation projects.

He stressed that this aid came as a result of the efforts made by His Majesty King Abdullah, with “brotherly and friendly countries and authorities and in recognition of the reforms implemented by Jordan at all levels”. Shraideh pointed to the understanding of donors of Jordan’s urgent development needs and the challenges it faces in various sectors and the importance of maintaining the level of services provided to citizens, especially in light of limited resources.

The minister expressed the thanks and appreciation of the government and people of Jordan to the countries and donors for their support, enabling it to face the challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, in addition to helping Jordan deal with the burden of hosting Syrian refugees.

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