Saudi Arabia Grants Sudan 100 Million Riyals

KHARTOUM, Sudan (PANA) - The government of Saudi Arabia has offered Sudan a grant of 100 million Saudi riyals to boost its water, educational and health services.

The grant will be used to upgrade existing infrastructure and the construction of new ones.

A joint Sudanese-Saudi committee set up to co-ordinate expenditure of the fund has begun to examine tenders put forward by 29 Saudi firms for the implementation of the projects.

The general manager of the National Water Corporation of Sudan, Abdulrazig Mukhtar, who is chairing the committee, told reporters Sunday that 40 million riyals of the grant will be earmarked for drinking water, 25 million riyals for health and another 25 million riyals for educational projects.

He said all construction materials and equipment will be procured from the Saudi market. (1 riyal= 3.75 US dollars)

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