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Sunday, 25 March 2018

World Bank Delegation Visits N. Darfur

Khartoum - Governor of North Darfur State Abdul-Wahid Yousuf Ibrahim met in Al Fashir yesterday with a delegation of the World Bank, led by the Country Manager of the World Bank to Sudan, Adama Coulibaly, which visits North Darfur State for the first time to get acquainted with the progress realized by the projects of peace-building and development and supporting basic stage education implemented in the state earlier besides discussing priorities of the state for the coming stage.
Information Advisor at the projects Elham Mustafa affirmed the importance of the visit by the World Bank’s delegation, especially after the shift realized in Darfur from the stage of emergency relief to that of development and rehabilitation.
Elham explained in a press statement that the visit would last for two days, during which the Country Manager of the World Bank would hold a series of meetings with Governor of North Darfur State and the ministers of finance and economy and education besides the partners in the projects.
Elham added that the World Bank’s official would also visit Abu-Shouk camp to see the income-generating projects of the savings and credits associations as he would also visit Shaghra area’s market, which was rehabilitated recently as part of the project of peace-building and development in North Darfur State.
She disclosed that the peace-building and development project is a government development project based on community participation, smart partnerships and grass-root development, funded and supervised by the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning and the World Bank.
She indicated that the project targeted seven states, comprising the five states of Darfur and South Kordofan and Blue Nile States. It was implemented in two phases during the period 2010-2017 at the cost of 12 million dollars.
Elham reviewed some of the important results achieved by the World Bank-supported project in the field of peace-building and development and boosting basic stage education including dissemination of the culture of peace through dialogue, capacity building besides adoption of philosophy of linking peace concept with boosting livelihood means through implementation of income-generating projects.