Saudi development fund loans $220m to Tunisia
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The Saudi Fund for Development will extend a total of about $220m to Tunisia in low-interest loans, Tunisia's Investment and International Cooperation Ministry said, as the North African country seeks to recover from last year's revolution.
It said there would be three loans, one to develop a power station at Sousse, one to invest in the transport of gas and one to be spent on vocational and other training.
The loans are repayable over 20 years at 2 percent interest, and loan agreements will be signed in the coming days, it said in a statement on the official TAP news agency.