BEIJING: The Beijing-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) said on Wednesday it would lend $250 million to Pakistan to help the country deal with the effects of Covid-19 pandemic.
The project will be co-financed by the World Bank and will bolster a Pakistan government programme to strengthen health infrastructure, social safety nets, investment in human capital and economic growth, the AIIB said in a statement.
The AIIB previously approved a loan of $500 million for Pakistan’s response to Covid-19.
Both loans are part of the AIIB’s $10 billion funding facility to help public and private sectors fight the outbreak.
Published in Dawn, July 23rd, 2020