Donors and investors to Sudan to be hosted by Kuwait
Wednesday 24th November, 2010
The under-developed east of Sudan will benefit from a two-day donors next month which will be held in Kuwait.
The conference is being organized by the state-run Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development.
Representatives of more than 50 countries as well as the United Nations, the World Bank and the Islamic Development Bank are to take part in the December meeting.
Projects worth $4.2 billion for infrastructure, energy, water and agriculture will be discussed.
Sudan was the scene of a ten year rebellion by ethnic minority groups who rebelled against the central government in Khartoum over what was seen as an unfair distribution of wealth between Sudan’s regions.
A 2006 peace deal with Khartoum promised government jobs and $600 million for development over five years in East Sudan, which is as large as Italy.
The are four million people in the region.