Donors Pledge More Than USD3B for East Sudan Development

A sunset outside of Kosti in eastern Sudan. The country has secured pledges for development of the resource-rich region. Photo by: Trygve Berge / CC BY-NC-SA Trygve BergeCC BY-NC-SA

Sudan has secured USD3.55 billion worth of pledges for the development of the resource-rich East Sudan region, a top government official said.

“Most of the donors did not specify the projects they are contributing to…most of the pledges were for development and infrastructure projects,” Mustafa Osman Ismali, an adviser for Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, said as quoted by Reuters.

He was speaking at the conclusion of a two-day donor and investor conference in Kuwait City hosted by the Kuwaiti government. The pledged amount includes USD500 million from Kuwait, USD200 million from Iran, USD70 million from the U.K. and euro24 million (USD31.42 million) from the European Union.

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