Abu Dhabi will be providing a Dh367.3 million grant to Pakistan to carry out three road, healthcare and educational projects.The Abu Dhabi Fund for Development, or ADFD, and the UAE Project to Assist Pakistan, have signed a memorandum of understanding in this regard.
The move is in line with the Government of the UAE’s keenness to support and help Pakistan to face their development difficulties, and allow them to implement efficient plans to uplift the living standards of their people. The MoU was signed by Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, acting director-general of the ADFD, and Abdullah Khalifa Saeed Al Ghafli, manager of the UAE Project to Assist Pakistan.
“The positive impact of the projects to be funded by this grant will benefit most of the sectors of Pakistani’s economy,” Al Suwaidi said.
Out of the grant’s total amount, Dh223 million will be allocated for supporting the road networks sector, through constructing the Makeen-Miranshah road that will link South and North Waziristan.
The second tranche of Dh46 million will be earmarked to funding three vocational colleges to develop skill sets that would enable best job opportunities, while Dh92 million will be assigned to finance the second phase of the 1,000-bed UAE Specialist Hospital in Islamabad.
Al Ghafli stressed on the importance of this agreement and partnership between the UAE Project to Assist Pakistan and the ADFD to promote the humanitarian and developmental efforts provided by the UAE.
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