ADFD earmarks $200m to expand Jordan medical city
The amount will fund phase one of King Hussein Medical City's expansion and follows similar contributions worth $36m towards the kingdom's healthcare sector
Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) will contribute $200m (AED735m) towards the expansion of King Hussein Medical City in Jordan, it has been confirmed.
The amount in line with the UAE government's 2013 grant of $1.25bn (AED4.6bn) to the Gulf Development Fund – a five-year grant programme by GCC member states to fund development projects in line with the Jordanian government's goals.
ADFD's latest grant will fund phase one of the medical city's expansion.
A 940-bed hospital with a daily capacity of 1,200 patients will be developed as part of the programme.
Remarking on the grant, Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, director general of ADFD, said: "Over the past four decades, ADFD has maintained strategic and close friendly ties with the Kingdom of Jordan.
"The expansionary project at the King Hussein Medical City is a clear action by the Jordanian government to always provide only the best to its citizens," he added, according to WAM.
Previous contributions by ADFD to Jordan include a $20m (AED73.4m) grant for the Queen Rania Hospital for Children, and $16m (AED58.7m) towards a radiotherapy and oncology treatment centre at Queen Alia Hospital.