(Ecofin Agency) - The funding committed by the British International Investment (BII) is the latter's first commitment that will directly benefit the Sudanese population.
UK development finance institution British International Investment (BII) announced, Wednesday, it committed $50 million to support food availability in Sudan. The funds will support the acquisition of 280,000 tons of wheat, through the Sudanese group DAL, we learn.
Specifically, the funds will strengthen DAL Group's long-term working capital requirements, enabling the company to import wheat and boost flour supplies to retail outlets and businesses in Sudan.
The transaction is the BII's first investment to "directly benefit the people of Sudan." It reflects the institution's commitment to supporting the supply of foodstuffs in the country. DAL Group, which operates in several sectors including food and beverages, agriculture, earthworks, real estate, energy, mining, automotive, health, and education, will leverage the support to further anchor its operations in South Sudan.