Saudi Arabia to Fund 2 Indonesian Hospitals

Saudi Arabia is planning to lend 225 million Saudi Arabian rials (USD60 million) to finance the construction of two health facilities in Indonesia, Zawya says. Officials of the two Asian countries are currently in talks negotiating the support, the newspaper adds.

The loan, if approved, will support the construction of a hospital in Indonesia’s Andalas University and another in the University of Sebelas Maret, according to Gatot Abdullah Mansyur, the Indonesian ambassador to the Saudi Arabia.

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