Monday, September 28, 2009

Jordon receives 411 million dollars in US aid

The United States has given 411 million dollars in aid money to it's ally Jordan. The US says this money will be used for reform efforts in the tiny kingdom.

From this AFP story hosted at Google News, we read more of what the aid money will be used for.

The grants included 261.4 million dollars in regular assistance and 150 million dollars in supplemental aid, bringing the total US economic aid to Jordan in 2009 to 513.5 million dollars, the US embassy said in a statement.

The money will help Jordan, which got similar funds last year, increase investment, create jobs, improve water management, boost political development and alleviate poverty.

Jordan is a major beneficiary of US aid having received around six billion dollars since 1952, the embassy said.

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