The European Investment Bank is helping Syria improve its healthcare services, water supply development, and wastewater collection and treatment.
The bank is providing euro130 million (USD173 million) to support the construction of eight hospitals across six Syrian governorates. The funding will also back the completion of the National Center for Drugs and Public Health in Damascus.
Another euro55 million in EIB financing will be made available to upgrade infrastructure for water supply, as well as wastewater collection and treatment in north-western Syria. More than 370,000 people in 200 villages will benefit under the project, which forms part of European Union Horizon 2020 initiative that seeks to address major sources of Mediterranean pollution by 2020. The project will help to reduce wastewater discharges into the Mediterranean Sea.