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SFD's CEO , H.E. Sultan Al-Marshad pose for a phot with the Minister of Finance of the Commonwealth of Dominica, Hon. Irving Mclntyre after signing a Framework MoU worth USD $41 million.
RIYADH, KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA, November 17, 2023 /EINPresswire / -- The Saudi Fund for Development (SFD) Chief Executive Officer, H.E. Sultan Al-Marshad, signed today a development Framework Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), with the Minister of Finance of the Commonwealth of Dominica, Hon. Irving Mclntyre, which stipulates that SFD will provide funding worth USD $41 million, to help fund the rehabilitation of vital infrastructure in the center of Dominica's capital, Roseau. The signing ceremony took place on the sidelines of the Saudi – CARICOM Summit held in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
This MoU will support the project to rehabilitate the infrastructure of seven main streets in the center of the nation's capital, Roseau. The project aims to facilitate the commercial and residential development of the area, promote real estate development, and help to attract investment, while boosting the state's economy through the creation of direct and indirect job opportunities.
Importantly, this MoU also supports the realization of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), specifically SDG 8, Decent Work and Economic Growth, and SDG 9, Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure.
The project will include excavation, the removal of old asphalt, the demolition of existing sidewalks, and the re-extension of water drainage sewers. It will also include the transfer of electricity and communication lines towards the underground, filling works and road construction, and landscaping, among other activities.
In line with its mission to promote global sustainable development since 1975, SFD has funded more than 800 development projects worth $20 billion in over 100 countries around world. The SFD has been actively engaged in development projects within CARICOM member states for nearly four decades. Since the beginning of this year, it has provided approximately $670 million in financing for 12 development projects.
About the Saudi Fund for Development
The Saudi Fund for Development (SFD) is a government entity that provides soft development loans and grants to finance development projects and programs in developing countries.
Since 1975, SFD has financed over 800 development projects worth US$20 billion in over 100 countries around world across various sectors such as transportation and communications, social infrastructure, agriculture, energy, industry and mining, and others. The projects support generating socio-economic development and help to improve the living standards of disadvantaged communities in countries most in need. SFD's activities are aligned with the international development principles and contribute towards realizing the UN's Sustainable Development Goals. Moreover, it unifies its efforts in development support through partnerships and cooperation with regional and international organizations.
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