Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) has signed a deal to develop the National Centre for Tumors in Yemen on behalf of Abu Dhabi Government. The project, which is being financed through an Abu Dhabi Government grant worth AED 19.5 million ($5.3 million), covers purchase of state-of-the-art x-ray units, diagnostic apparatus and laboratory facilities, and construction of in-patient facilities, waiting rooms and transportation amenities. The contract also covers establishment of new medical facilities within the Centre.
Mr. Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, Acting Director General of ADFD, and Mr. Facilious Antonios, General Manager of Abu Dhabi International Medical Services - the main contractor of the project – signed the deal at a ceremony held at ADFD’s headquarters in Abu Dhabi.
Mr Al Suwaidi said that the contract comes in line with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and the follow up of His Highness Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Fund for Development to support the developing countries to achieve socio-economic growth by bolstering vital sectors such as healthcare, which is critical for community welfare.
"The National Centre for Tumors project is one of the leading medical initiatives aimed at enhancing the level of medical services offered for people in Yemen. It puts in place sophisticated equipment that allows practitioners with highly accurate treatment procedures and more precise results,” he added.
ADFD has implemented 22 development projects in Yemen worth AED 1.3 billion during the last years.
ADFD is currently financing over 34 development projects in many developing countries. The concessionary loans ADFD provides to finance development projects cover a wide range of vital sectors such as agriculture, irrigation, fishing, utilities, transportation, industry, medical and social services, hospitality and tourism, communications, and technical studies as well as other development sectors.