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Abu Dhabi Fund for Development inaugurates veterinary educational hospital in Jordan

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Abu Dhabi- March 11, 2024- Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) has inaugurated a veterinary educational hospital at Jordan University of Science and Technology. This 7,000 square-meter facility is the first of its kind in Jordan, which is also the biggest in the region, aimed at keeping pace with global developments in veterinary medicine, enhancing educational standards, and promoting public awareness about veterinary care.

ADFD financed the AED 26 million (US$7 million) project from the grant the UAE allocated to Jordan in 2012 through the Gulf Development Fund, which totaled AED 4.6 billion. His Excellency Dr. Bishr Al Khasawneh, Prime Minister of Jordan, inaugurated the event in the presence of Her Excellency Zeina Touqan, Minister of Planning and International Cooperation in Jordan, Faisal Al Zeyoudi, Charge D’Affaires of the UAE Embassy in Jordan, Dr. Khalid El Salem, President of Jordan University of Science and Technology; Dr Myassar Alekish, Director of the veterinary educational hospital, and several other dignitaries.

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H.E. Mohamed Saif Al Suwaidi, Director General of Abu Dhabi Fund for Development, expressed delight at the project’s opening, underlining its significance in enhancing the education sector’s capabilities and providing advanced scientific training opportunities in the country. “The Fund has a distinguished strategic partnership with the Jordanian government since 1974. The opening of the faculty of veterinary medicine affiliated with Jordan University of Science and Technology represents a qualitative leap in the development of the education sector,” he said.

Her Excellency Zeina Touqan remarked: “The veterinary educational hospital at the University of Science and Technology is a key project dedicated to preserving livestock in Jordan. This strategic initiative received support from the UAE, facilitated by Abu Dhabi Fund for Development, which plays a significant role in assisting the Jordanian government and facilitating the implementation of its development programs.”

Dr. Khaled Al Salem, President of the University of Science and Technology, expressed pride in the project’s completion, highlighting its role in advancing education in the country.
“We are proud to have established the veterinary educational hospital, overseen by our university staff and supported by Abu Dhabi Fund for Development. This project has helped us achieve our development goals, particularly by providing an ideal environment equipped with the latest devices, tools, and laboratories, ensuring our students receive quality education,” he said.

ADFD has been a key contributor to Jordan’s development, financing projects across vital sectors such as renewable energy, transport, healthcare and education, with investments totaling approximately AED6.5 billion (US$1.7 billion).

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