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Rs. 9 bn Dutch loan to strengthen Health Delivery Services in NP

The financing agreement was signed by  Finance Ministry Secretary Dr. R. H. S. Samaratunga and Willem van Nouhuys and Chloe  Ajamlou of ING Bank NV. Sri Lanka’s Ambassador in the Netherlands, Sumith Nakandala and Netherlands Ambassador in Sri Lanka Joanne Doornewaard, at the Netherlands  Enterprise Agency in the Hague.
The financing agreement was signed by Finance Ministry Secretary Dr. R. H. S. Samaratunga and Willem van Nouhuys and Chloe Ajamlou of ING Bank NV. Sri Lanka’s Ambassador in the Netherlands, Sumith Nakandala and Netherlands Ambassador in Sri Lanka Joanne

A loan agreement was signed between the Government of Sri Lanka and ING Bank NV of the Netherlands of EUR 45 million (around Rs. 9 billion) to strengthen Health Delivery Services in the Northern Province, on Wednesday July 10 at the Hague, the Netherlands.

With the conclusion of the conflict in the Northern Province, the Government of Sri Lanka took up the challenge of rehabilitating and reconstructing services and infrastructure facilities in the Northern Province.

Under this programme, special attention was given to improve health facilities and services through reconstructing infrastructure and increasing the capacity of human resources.

In this context, the Government of Sri Lanka has proposed to improve healthcare facilities for the District General Hospitals of Killinochchi and Vavuniya and Base Hospitals of Point-Pedro and Mankulam.

Finance Ministry Secretary Dr. Samaratunga, expressed Sri Lanka’s gratitude to the ING Bank NV and Development Related Infrastructure Investment Vehicle of the Netherlands (DRIVE) for supporting the Sri Lanka’s endeavour to enhance health related infrastructure in the Northern Province.

The ING Bank NV will provide an export credit facility to cover 75% of the contract cost. The balance 25% of the contract will be financed by a grant extended by the DRIVE of the Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.


 

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