Republic of Yemen

Al Ghaydah Central Hospital

Loan No.:


Interest Rate:

2.5 %


Ministry of Public Health and Population

Grace Period:

5 years

Project Cost:

KD 15.5 million


25 years

Amount of Loan:

KD 6.0 million


41 semi-annual installments

Date of Loan Agreement:


First Installment:

5 years following the first disbursement

Date of Effectiveness:



The project aims at improving health services in the governorate of Mahara, providing modern medical equipment, and supporting the training of local staff.


The project, which is expected to be completed by the end of 2017, includes the construction of a public hospital with a capacity of 130 beds in the city of Al Ghaydah, and housing for hospital employees. The project consists of the following main components:

  1. Construction and Equipment:
    1. Buildings for health services and housing of employees.
    2. Infrastructure works, including roads, parking lots, electricity, communication networks, water and wastewater networks, waste treatment, and all other auxiliary works.
    3. Equipment, both medical and non-medical, and furniture.
  2. Technical Services: These include the consultancy services needed to supervise the construction of the project, the use of expert services to help the project implementation unit, the training of local staff, and institutional support needed for the project management and operation.


The Arab Fund's loan covers about 40% of the total project cost. The Sultanate of Oman will provide a grant in an amount equivalent to about KD 7 million (around 46%). The Yemeni Government will cover the remaining cost of the project and any additional cost that may arise.

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