Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) has announced it will provide a AED735 million ($200 million) grant to help fund the expansion of King Hussein Medical City in Jordan.
The contribution is in line with the 2013 UAE government grant contribution of AED4.6 billion to the Gulf Development Fund, a five-year grant programme to finance development projects in Jordan.
The grant will fund the first phase of the expansionary works which includes the construction of a 940-bed hospital, ADFD said in a statement.
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. This new contribution reflects the UAE leadership’s wise directives and keenness to continuously build on bilateral ties with brotherly states.
"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," he added.
Major General Muin Al Habashneh, director-general of the Royal Medical Services (RMS) in Jordan, praised ADFD’s significant role in supporting the healthcare sector in Jordan.