IDB approves USD790m for development projects

The Islamic Development Bank's board of executive directors has approved new finances worth $790 million to carry out different projects in member countries. The board agreed to give $220 million to the renewable energy program of the Development Bank of Turkey and $200 million for an electricity project in Damietta, Egypt. The new finances approved by the board will also benefit Morocco, Uganda, Pakistan, Burkina Faso, Mozambique, Yemen, Togo, Jordan and Mali. It has also agreed to provide grants to educational projects for Muslim communities in Kenya, Nepal and Congo. Moreover, the board discussed the decision taken by IDB governors to increase the bank's capital from $45 billion to $150 billion and arrangements to celebrate the bank's 40th anniversary.