AMMAN, 26th January, 2016 (WAM) — The Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development, KFAED, yesterday signed a US$20 million grant agreement with Jordan with the aim of mitigating the burden of coping with the influx of Syrian refugees.

According to the Kuwait News Agency, KUNA, the agreement was signed by Abdulwahab Al-Bader, Director-General of KFAED and Imad Fakhoury, Jordanian Minister of Planning and International Cooperation.

In a statement to journalists, Al-Bader said that the agreement aims to implement developmental projects in the healthcare and educational sectors, in addition to municipal services, to be completed by the end of 2018. He added that the grant agreement seeks to enhance the efficiency of public services in areas inhabited by Syrian refugees, ensuring that they get unimpeded access to these services.

Mr. Fakhoury said that out of the total, $8 million will be dedicated to priority health projects, $7 million will go to the education sector and $5 million to municipalities.

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