World Bank makes donations to federal government for Community development Projects

The World Bank has stated that it would soon start the disbursement of $140 million dollars under its assisted Community and Social Development Project to 26 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

The bank, in a statement issued in Abuja, said about $200 million dollars had been disbursed under the first phase of the project, thus bringing the total amount provided under the programme to $340 million dollars.

It said states including Anambra, Kaduna and Sokoto, that would benefit from the additional financing would focus on the most vulnerable households in poor communities in the country, favouring internally displaced poor persons, marginalised or chronically poor households, widows and the physically challenged.

The statement said the additional financing was expected to fund micro-project facilities such as rehabilitation and construction of school class rooms, health centres and clinics and skills acquisition centres.

Others are rural electrification, rural transport, community water schemes, community housing schemes and rural market infrastructure.


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