Wednesday 11, January 2017 by Georgina Enzer

ADFD Contributes AED 735 million towards King Hussein Medical City Expansionary Project

The Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) has announced a AED 735 million ($200 million) UAE grant earmarked for expansionary works at King Hussein Medical City in Amman, Jordan.

Phase one of the expansionary works will ensure a 940 bed, state-of-the-art hospital capable of accommodating 1,200 patients daily.

“Over the past four decades, ADFD has maintained strategic and close friendly ties with the Kingdom of Jordan. This new contribution reflects the UAE leadership’s wise directives and keenness to continuously build on bilateral ties with brotherly states,” said His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, Director General of Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD). “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. Moreover, this initiative is in line with ADFD’s goals to drive socio-economic growth, invest in infrastructure and create new job opportunities.”

This contribution is in line with the framework of the 2013 UAE government grant contribution of AED 4.6 billion ($1.25 billion) to the Gulf Development Fund, a five-year grant programme from the GCC member countries to finance development projects in line with the government of Jordan’s strategic goals.  

Major General Muin Al Habashneh, Director General of the Royal Medical Services (RMS) in Jordan commended the UAE’s dedication towards sustainable development. He praised ADFD’s significant role in supporting the healthcare sector in Jordan which in-turn has greatly benefited the Jordanian population at large.

His Excellency Imad N. Fakhoury, the Jordanian Minister of Planning & International Cooperation, His Excellency Bilal Al Bdour, UAE Ambassador to Jordan and several senior Jordanian officials were also present at the announcement. 

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