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Sweden to give euro130 million (US$160 million) in aid to Tanzania

Sweden to give euro130 million (US$160 million) in aid to Tanzania

Sweden will give 1.2 billion kronor (euro130 million; US$160 million) in budget support to Tanzania over the next three years to help the African country fight poverty, the Swedish government's aid agency said Tuesday.
The money will be targeted toward government efforts for improving economic growth, education and health care in Tanzania, as well as fighting the spread of HIV/AIDS, the aid agency SIDA said in a statement.
"Tanzania is politically stabile, has a positive democratic development and is relatively free from conflict, at the same time as the government has a clear ambition to fight poverty," said Torbjorn Pettersson, the aid director at Sweden's embassy in Dar es Salaam.
Pettersson said Tanzania has shown in the past that it can use aid money to effectively help spur economic growth and improve health care and education.
"This type of support creates concrete and long-term sustainable results for the people of Tanzania," he said.


Updated : 2021-10-21 16:24 GMT+08:00