IDB to provide $1 billion financing to Cote d'Ivoire

The Islamic Development Bank (IDB) has confirmed that it would provide financing worth $1 billion on the basis of an agreement to carry out various development projects in Cote d'Ivoire during the next two years. Cote d'Ivoire President Alassane Ouattara said that his country is looking forward to greater cooperation and partnership with IDB in various fields including capability building for sukuk in order to mobilize resources for development. The president also sought IDB loans to finance the country's infrastructure projects. The meeting saw the signing of a loan agreement worth $15 million to establish a vocational training center in the country.