ADDB participates in the launch of 5 public funded university colleges in Jordan worth AED 3.80 million

United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi: The Abu Dhabi Development Fund (ADDB) has been involved in the launch of five ADDB-supported government university colleges in Jordan, at a cost of approximately AED80.3 million, and these Strategic projects are part of the development of the Jordanian public university. programme, which includes the establishment of 27 projects in the education sector, worth a total of AED466 million to help sustain and develop the country’s education sector.

The Fund has financed several development projects in Jordan in strategic sectors, such as energy, transport, water and agriculture, health and education under the 2012 United Arab Emirates grant to Jordan, worth AED4.6 billion, or $1.25 billion, under the Gulf Fund for Development programme. , where the projects have helped support the efforts of the Jordanian government to achieve sustainable economic and social development in the country.

The projects that were opened included a building for the Faculty of Finance and Business, a building for the Faculty of Engineering at Al-Bayt University in Mafraq, at a total cost of around 40 million dirhams, the opening of the building of the Faculty of Nursing, and the construction and equipment of a building for the Center for Research and Energy Studies at Hussein Bin Talal University in Maan, with a total value of 22 million d ‘AED, and at the University of Muata in Karak, the building of the Faculty of Pharmacy was opened at a cost of 18.3 million dirhams.

For his part, HE Nasser Al-Shiraida, Minister of Planning and International Cooperation of Jordan, expressed his thanks and gratitude to the United Arab Emirates, its wise leadership for its position alongside the Jordanian people and its role of first plan to help the Jordanian government achieve sustainable development.

He also thanked the Abu Dhabi Development Fund for its efforts in financing and managing development grants, noting that these efforts have contributed to increasing the efficiency of services provided to Jordanian citizens and advancing economic development. in the country, emphasizing that Jordan views the Fund as a key development partner of the government, and we look forward to working with the Fund to strengthen this partnership, thereby contributing to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

His Excellency the Minister pointed out that the public universities support program is among the projects financed by the Fund under the UAE grant to Jordan, where the program has constituted an important qualitative change in the development of Jordanian public universities. , especially since it included many development projects that had an obvious impact on students and the local community, in addition to its role in the construction of new colleges that constituted a qualitative change for universities by welcoming students from different disciplines.

He said: Since 1974, the Fund has financed a set of strategic projects in Jordan, through concessional loans to implement several development projects in priority economic and social sectors for the Jordanian government such as infrastructure, health, education, industry and mining, agriculture and irrigation, and renewable energy, and implements the UAE grant to Jordan worth 1 .25 billion dollars in vital priority sectors of the Jordanian government.

“The Fund has had a strategic relationship with the Jordanian government for more than four and a half decades, as the Fund has been instrumental in financing many strategic development projects in Jordan,” said HE Mohammed Saif al-Suwaidi, Director General of Abu Dhabi. development, noting that these projects have had a positive impact on the growth of the Jordanian economy thanks to the marked improvement in economic indicators and have been an important factor in improving the quality of life of the population, supporting services base and job creation.

“The opening of colleges of education through the program financed by the fund for the rehabilitation of public universities is part of our concern to promote the education sector, and to provide buildings and facilities in Jordanian universities among the best international standards, to improve the reality of educational life, to absorb more students in various disciplines and to meet the various needs of the labor market,” he said.

HE Khalifa Abdullah Al Qubaisi, Deputy Managing Director of the Abu Dhabi Development Fund, said: “We are delighted to be part of the launch of five public university colleges in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, which contribute to the development of the education in Jordan. , and enable universities to achieve their goals of improving infrastructure, developing teaching methods and supporting basic services, noting that the new projects will also help meet the capacity of educational monuments to accommodate the continuous increase in the number of students from different disciplines, in addition to their leading role in The Jordanian labor market has been provided with its needs for expertise and qualified skills.”

A number of Jordanian university presidents also highlighted the importance of supporting the Abu Dhabi Development Fund for Universities and funding strategic projects that have contributed to the achievement of universities’ goals and aspirations by absorbing the growing number of students on an annual basis.

Professor Dr. Hani Al Damour, President of Al Bayt University, said the UAE grant, which was administered by the Abu Dhabi Development Fund, enabled the university to construct the building of the Faculty of Business Administration and the Faculty Building. of Engineering, where the two projects have been implemented under the highest international specifications, and they take place in an area of ​​approximately 20,000 square meters, which has contributed to the expansion of the students’ capacity of Al Bayt University to reach 10,000 students, pointing out that the two projects include many facilities such as classrooms, theaters and art laboratories. Thanks to the projects, the University has also been able to activate many community activities.

For his part, Prof. Dr. Atef Al Kharasha, President of Hussein Bin Talal University, said that funding from the Abu Dhabi Development Fund enabled the university to complete the second phase of its establishment, where The projects financed by the Fund mainly reflected on the development of the university’s infrastructure, the improvement of its capacities to serve students, scientific research and the local community, as well as the development of the industrial sector in the region of southern Jordan.

Professor Dr. Arafat Aoujan, President of Atta University, pointed out that the Abu Dhabi Development Fund had financed the establishment of three university colleges, in addition to the construction of the Faculty of Pharmacy, which was recently inaugurated and played a positive role in development. of the college and raise the level of its performance, which has enabled the college to obtain a Jordanian quality certificate, in addition to the great development of the academic content of its study plans, and the start of the introduction of the program of master’s degree in pharmaceutical sciences, pointing out that the project consists of four floors with an area of ​​more than 10 thousand One square meter contains several classrooms and equipped laboratories, in addition to three tracks, and a number of laboratories have been allocated in the project for scientific research in the field of pharmaceutical sciences.

Since 1974, the Abu Dhabi Development Fund has financed hundreds of development projects in Jordan, with a total value of approximately AED6.5 billion. Projects with a strategic dimension, the Jordanian government achieves its economic and social priorities and advances sustainable development.


About the Abu Dhabi Development Fund:

A national institution of the Government of Abu Dhabi aims to achieve sustainable economic development locally and in developing countries. The Fund was established in 1971 with the aim of assisting developing countries by granting loans on favorable terms to finance sustainable development projects and by managing long-term investments. The Abu Dhabi Development Fund also helps support the national economy by financing exports from the United Arab Emirates. Since its inception, the Fund has made many achievements locally and globally, making significant contributions to support development in 103 developing countries around the world. Over the past 50 years, the Fund’s development and investment projects worth more than AED 150 billion have contributed to the sustainable economic development of developing countries.

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