China-led AIIB approves $320 mln in loans to Pakistan power projects
A $300-million loan will fund expansion of a hydropower project in Pakistan, co-financed with the World Bank, and a loan of $20 million went to a power plant in Myanmar co-financed with other lenders, the bank said in a statement.
“With the approval of two new projects, we are well on our way to meeting our target to extend financing of $1.2 billion in 2016,” said President Jin Liqun, adding that the move met a core mandate of backing green and cost-effective infrastructure.
The bank has previously co-financed projects such as a slum renovation in Indonesia and highway construction in Pakistan and Tajikistan.
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