KSA donates $200m to build Yemeni hospital

Foundation stone laid for King Abdullah Medical City in capital Sana'a

The hospital will be built in the Yemeni capital, Sana'a.
The hospital will be built in the Yemeni capital, Sana'a.

Saudi Arabia has donated $200m (SAR750m) to Yemen for the construction of King Abdullah Medical City in Sana'a.

“The project will cost $230m and the Saudi government has given $200m to finance it,” an official statement said.

Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, Yemeni President, laid the foundation stone for the multi-specialty hospital on Thursday (2 January) and thanked Saudi Arabia for its generous support.

President Hadi also laid the stone for a new $62m road project in Sana'a – $50m of which was financed by the Saudi Fund for Development (SFD).

SFD has signed three other deals worth $114.2m to finance development projects in Yemen aimed at fighting poverty, reducing unemployment and improving the health condition of people in the country.

Yousuf Al-Bassam, vice president and managing director of SFD, signed the agreements with Mohammed Al-Saadi, Yemen’s minister of planning and international cooperation.

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