Turkey funds $800m agricultural project in Sudan

The Sudanese Minister of Agriculture and Governor of Sennar State, Azhari Khalafallah, said the Turkish government will finance an $800 million developmental project in partnership with Sudan in Duba area.

“The 35-year contract was signed by the Council of Ministers and the National Council,” the official said in remarks reported by Sudanese media.

The minister pointed out that the developmental project will focus on agricultural production, livestock and gardening, pointing out that the area was chosen due to the fertility of the soil and the availability of water as well as its proximity to markets.

The Sudanese minister said the integrated developmental project includes education, health, electricity and roads.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited Sudan in December last year accompanied by 200 Turkish businessmen. The two countries signed 21 cooperation agreements during the visit.

Source: The Sudanese Media Center