Finish give Zambia €58m


FINLAND government has between 2013 and 2015 given Zambia about €58 million to support various sectors of the economy.
Finnish embassy chargé d’affaires Mauri Starckman said Finland provided support in areas of agriculture, private sector development, environment and natural resources management and governance in the period under review.
“Our disbursements over the past three years have been roughly, €27 million in 2013, €19 million in 2014, and €12 million in 2015,” Mr Starckman said in response to a press query.
Mr Starckman said the Finnish government has this year budgeted about €12 million to support different sectors under its country strategy.
“Our budget this year is about €12 million, the budget for the coming few years will remain around €10 million Euros a year,” he said.
Mr Starckman also said Finland has provided about US$600 million to Zambia since 1972 as part of the development cooperation between the two countries.

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