Posted on August 10, 2017

Qatar Fund For Development (QFFD) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Italian government to donate €5.6m to rebuild the areas damaged by the earthquake that hit the Italian Republic in 2016.

The MoU was signed at the headquarters of the Council of Ministers in Rome by QFFD Director-General Khalifa bin Jassim Al Kuwari and the extraordinary commissioner of the Italian government for reconstruction, Vasco Errani, in the presence of Qatar’s Ambassador to Italy, Abdulaziz bin Ahmed Al Malki, and Adviser at the Italian Foreign Ministry, Simone Petroni. Al Kuwari said that this support came at direct directives of Emir H E Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, noting that the State of Qatar was among the first countries to provide support for the Italian government after the earthquake.

QFFD will allocate a contribution to the construction of a school complex in the municipality of Macerata. The project will cover an area of 24,000 sqm, of which 4,000 sqm will be allocated for the construction of schools. The initiative will cover the entire rehabilitation process from kindergarten, primary school, first level high school and a 330 sqm gymnasium.