China has donated $2 million to building the permanent headquarters of the Partners in Population Development (PPD) in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
The PPD is a south-south collaboration forum of 26 developing countries; Bangladesh, China, India, Benin, Colombia, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Indonesia, Jordan, Kenya, Mali, Mexico, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, Senegal, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Tunisia, Uganda, Vietnam, Yemen and Zimbabwe.
African countries are expected to benefit immensely from the development of this permanent secretariat.
The agreement to donate this fund was signed last Saturday by the Vice-Minister of China’s National Health and Family Planning Commission (NPFPC) Wang Pei’an and PPD Executive Director Joe Thomas in Beijing.
According to PPD, the donation from the Chinese government will allow the construction of six-storied building be completed by December 2016.
The group, which was formed in 1994 to promote ‘South-South cooperation’ through the International Conference on Population and Development in Cairo.