Friday, February 23, 2018
Abu Dhabi Fund For Development Provides AED92 Million For Extension Of King Hussein Cancer Center In Jordan
New outpatient building named after UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan

A high-profile delegation from Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid, attended the official launch of the new extension of the King Hussein Cancer Center in Jordan.

ADFD provided AED92 million, administered by the Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation, to finance the construction of a new outpatient building.

Their Majesties King Abdullah II and Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan inaugurated the state-of-the-art medical facility, named after the UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. His Royal Highness Prince Talal, the Jordanian King’s Special Adviser, Her Royal Highness Princess Ghida Talal, Chairperson of the King Hussein Cancer Foundation and Center, His Excellency Ahmed Juma Al Zaabi, UAE Deputy Minister of Presidential Affairs, His Excellency Matar Saif Suleiman Shamsi, the UAE Ambassador to Jordan, His Excellency Mohammed Hajji Al Khouri, Director General of Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation His Excellency Khalifa Al Qubaisi, Deputy Director General of ADFD, and several high-ranking officials from both sides also attended the ceremony.

The project fell within the framework of the 2013 UAE government contribution of AED4.6 billion (US$1.25 billion) to the Gulf Development Fund, a five-year grant programme of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) to support development projects in Jordan.

With a capacity to receive more than 250,000 patients a year, the new extension is set to significantly enhance the Center’s ability to treat cancer patients from across the region.

On the occasion, Her Royal Highness Princess Ghida Talal, said: “We extend our sincere gratitude to the UAE as well as to nations and donors that supported this project with their generous contributions. Our collective efforts will translate into immense benefits for the people of Jordan. Furthermore, I thank ADFD and the Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation for providing and managing the project finances.” 

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