Jordan, Saudi ink $176m in healthcare projects

Funding deals approved for five new healthcare projects, including construction of new $70 million hospital in Amman

Amman, Jordan: currently plunged into the depths of winter, will get five major healthcare projects. Image: Getty.
Amman, Jordan: currently plunged into the depths of winter, will get five major healthcare projects. Image: Getty.

The Jordanian government and the Saudi Fund for Development have signed five funding deals with $176 million for healthcare projects in the Hashemite Kingdom.

According to Jordan’s national news agency Petra, the deals include a $70 million project to construct the Princess Basma Hospital in Amman; a $52 million expansion project for the King Hussein Cancer Centre.

The three other projects are:

$12m for a new X-ray centre
A $37 million maintenance contract at the King Hussein Medical Centre
$6m for new laboratories for the Jordan Food and Drug Administration

Saudi Arabia has also agree to finance other projects in the country to the tune of $900 million.

The funding support is part of Saudi Arabia’s contribution to the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) grant to the Kingdom, which was agreed upon in December 2011. Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Kuwait and Qatar had pledged USD 5 billion over a five-year period to support development projects in Jordan, with each state paying USD 1.25 billion.

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