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OPEC Fund to give $32 million for health and energy sectors of Surinam

08.10.2019,14:18


October 8, Fineko/abc.az. The Director-General of the OPEC Fund for International Development Dr Abdulhamid Alkhalifa has signed two loans totaling US$32 million to support sustainable development in Suriname’s health and energy sectors.

ABC.AZ reports that both loans will help finance: the rehabilitation and expansion of a hospital in Suriname’s capital Paramaribo and primary healthcare facilities across the country serving approximately 300,000 people per year; and the construction and upgrading of power plants and sub-stations, as well related facilities, expected to benefit around 320,000 people.

Dr Alkhalifa signed the loan agreements while on a high-level mission to Suriname, during which he met with the president and a number of government ministers and officials of this country.