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Qatar announces start of $120 million Darfur development phase

March 22 - 2016 KHARTOUM
Dr El Tijani Sese, head of the Darfur Regional Authority opens a school in a new model village in East Darfur, 26 July 2015 (RD)
Dr El Tijani Sese, head of the Darfur Regional Authority opens a school in a new model village in East Darfur, 26 July 2015 (RD)

The Qatar Ambassador to Sudan, Rashid Bin Abdul Rahman El Naimi, has announced the start of the second phase of Qatar’s initiative for Darfur development projects, at an estimated cost of $120 million.

The projects include the construction of ten new service complexes in the states of Darfur, along with nomadic projects including the drilling of 300 wells.

On Monday the Ambassador said that the Darfur Regional Authority and the United Nations Development Programme have signed an agreement to set up a short-term constituent projects for reconstruction in Darfur states. These are to be funded by Qatar through the Qatar Development Fund, including the implementation of 12 projects at a cost of $ 88.5 million, according to the Sudan News Agency (SUNA)

The ambassador added that the first phase of Qatar’s initiative for the development of Darfur included the construction of five pilot service complexes which comprised the establishment of a project in each state. The latter part was completed by the end of the year 2015.


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